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MANDATORY PERSONAL COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY DURING TRAINING

One of the requirements of a counselling training course is that trainees must attend mandatory personal counselling. This can be expensive and time consuming. It can also be emotionally demanding. I am pleased to offer a reduced rate to trainees. … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY MEDIATION

I have many years experience mediating disputes in the community. Mediation is an ideal forum for community disputes as it means that the focus is on the search for satisfactory solutions to conflicts. Through the use of community mediation each … Continue reading

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ADULT CHILDREN AND PARENTS MEDIATION

If you have been impacted by the arrival of your adult “boomerang” child or children you might like to consider mediation. You may be an adult child(ren) and are encountering issues since returning to the family home. Mediation is a … Continue reading

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SIBLINGS MEDIATION AND FAMILY CONFLICT

It is good that so many siblings and families are attending mediation to resolve conflicts. When the parties agree to attend and agree to the ground rules it is almost guaranteed that they will reach a resolution. There is a … Continue reading

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ANXIETY – AND THE PERSONAL DISTRESS YOU SUFFER

If you are having a lot of personal distress due to anxiety maybe you would like to attend for counselling. Your anxiety may be associated with nausea, headaches or anger. You may also find you are drinking a lot of … Continue reading

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GAY AND LESBIAN MEDIATION – DUBLIN CITY CENTRE

If you are in a same-sex relation and you know that your relationship is over and you would like things to be amicably in relation to children, property, finances, pets and personal belongings you might like to consider mediation. During … Continue reading

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COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY HOME VISIT SERVICE – DUBLIN

If you would like to attend counselling and want to learn techniques to help you but are unable to leave your home to attend therapy due to: • Agoraphobia – fear of leaving your home • Ill-health or disability • … Continue reading

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GAMBLING ADDICTION

Recently I was in my local garage buying petrol and the newspaper and the assistant asked me if I wanted to do the lotto. I said “I do not gamble”. I thought of those with a gambling addiction facing this … Continue reading

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SKYPE COUNSELLING – DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IN-PERSON AND ON-SCREEN

I had concerns about SKYPE counselling – the difference between in-person and on-screen. Would the clients on-screen feel safe to disclose? Would the therapeutic relationship/connection take place as quickly as it would in the room? I was very glad to … Continue reading

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The harmful effects of bullying

Last summer I wrote a blog post about bullying. It covered the impact on adults who were bullied as children. It also referred to adults who had to admit they were bullies in school. Some people contacted me after this … Continue reading

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