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“I am eternally grateful to have my life back”

“I am eternally grateful to have my life back”

A client’s journey with therapy to overcome the debilitating symptoms of IBS For as long as I can remember I always had a ‘dodgy stomach’. I knew I was probably visiting the bathroom more than most and I was prone to occasional bouts of diarrhoea and loose stools. However, it didn’t impact my life greatly. […]

March 28, 2024 | By More
The psychology of Christopher Nolan films

The psychology of Christopher Nolan films

By Brendan Clarke Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I love Christopher Nolan films, partly because I’m a 30 something year-old man who spends a lot of time on IMDB and it’s the law. But also because I am a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist. Briefly, the central idea in this mode of psychotherapy is that the way […]

July 20, 2023 | By More
Perinatal mental health & unwanted intrusive thoughts

Perinatal mental health & unwanted intrusive thoughts

by Olive O’Grady Perinatal Psychotherapist, Compassion Focused Therapist In my work as a perinatal psychotherapist, I see a lot of new mums who experience distressing intrusive thoughts.  This is a common issue during the perinatal period (pregnancy to toddler age).  According to recent research, over half of new mums experience unwanted thoughts of danger or […]

March 29, 2022 | By More
Physiotherapy for dizziness & vertigo: what does it involve?

Physiotherapy for dizziness & vertigo: what does it involve?

by Edel Williams Chartered Physiotherapist This is Part 2 of our series of blogs about dizziness and vertigo. If you haven’t read Part 1 – “Did you know that physiotherapy can help symptoms of vertigo” then check it out here. There is a strong body of evidence in support of physiotherapy for treatment of vestibular […]

March 9, 2022 | By More
The neuroscience of Lent

The neuroscience of Lent

By Brendan Clarke Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Imagine you are walking through a beautiful wood. As you explore the exotic plant and animal life, you notice that your way is blocked – there is a large red-brick wall, three timesas tall as you, and so wide that you’re not sure if you can see the […]

March 2, 2022 | By More
“That’s not for me!” How your self-concept may be limiting you without you even knowing

“That’s not for me!” How your self-concept may be limiting you without you even knowing

by Dr Róisín Joyce Lead Clinical Psychologist I have been thinking a lot about the importance of self-concept and more specifically how our beliefs about ourselves can limit us without us even realising. Sitting here writing this blog is a big achievement for me given the amount of work I had to engage in to […]

February 22, 2022 | By More
Did you know that physiotherapy can help to treat symptoms of vertigo?

Did you know that physiotherapy can help to treat symptoms of vertigo?

By Edel Wiliams Chartered Physiotherapist   “I’m so dizzy, my head is spinning, like a whirlpool, it never ends…” – recognise these lyrics? Well, hopefully after reading this blog, you will agree with me that it does not have to be never-ending!   Why do we get dizzy? In order to answer this, we need […]

December 6, 2021 | By More
Anti-fragility & therapy

Anti-fragility & therapy

Brendan Clarke BABCP registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapist A few months ago I got a wedding present of crystal wine glasses. On the package it said “fragile”. Last week I got a book in the post that had no such description because books are more resistant to being dropped or thrown around the place. Let’s say […]

September 21, 2021 | By More
Curiosity: An essential stance for both therapist and family during family therapy conversations.

Curiosity: An essential stance for both therapist and family during family therapy conversations.

Emer Casey Systemic Psychotherapist & Registered Family Therapist During my training in family therapy I was introduced to the idea of staying curious at all times when meeting families.  This curiosity is defined in the literature as maintaining a position of “not knowing” with a view to bringing forth knowledge, skills and experience which may at […]

January 29, 2021 | By More
Family Stories from the Pandemic……When space from family is helpful rather than harmful

Family Stories from the Pandemic……When space from family is helpful rather than harmful

Emer Casey Systemic Psychotherapist & Registered Family Therapist BSoc Sci (Hons) Since the start of the pandemic, the media – including social media – has been flooded with stories and images of families experiencing distress due to the separation demanded by the restrictions.  Adult children not able to visit elderly parents, grand-children have to stay away […]

November 12, 2020 | By More