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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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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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IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD BULLYING

Bullying in childhood gets media coverage and attention. On the other hand,the impact for adults who endured bullying in childhood and adults who now recognise that they were in fact bullies when in school get very little media attention. Understandably … Continue reading

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

Most people admit that they often imagine the worse, put themselves down, mind read and use the word “guilty” and “I should” If you recognise yourself having these thoughts you might like to try CBT interventions which are evidence based … Continue reading

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WHAT IS MEDIATION

What is mediation – this is something as a mediator I am often asked. The definition of mediation refers to conflict resolution with the mediator as non-judgmental and totally impartial. ¬† For me, the best part of mediation is seeing¬†people … Continue reading

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LOW COST COUPLE COUNSELLING

low cost couple counselling, emotional focused couple therapy, choice theory for couples Continue reading

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