Suicide

Suicide is defined as the intentional taking of a person’s own life. The National Suicide Research Foundation records show that suicide rates in Ireland fell between 2001 and 2007. This was during the so-called Celtic Tiger years. However, in 2008, when the recession hit Ireland, the rates began to increase…

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Stages Of Loss And Grief

As I mentioned in my last blog, it is commonly accepted that there are 5 stages of grief. These are denial, anger, depression, bargaining and acceptance. The stages may not necessarily occur in that order and they may be experienced in various levels of intensity by each person because everyone…

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Loss And Grief

Loss and grief are part and parcel of life and will be experienced by everyone at some stage in their lives. Loss does not necessarily mean the loss of a person. It can also mean illness, trauma, redundancy, relationship / friendship break-up, changes in life like retirement, loss of a…

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Mindfulness

A few months ago I completed a day-long course in Mindfulness. It was the most enlightening, inspiring and eye-opening day I have ever spent. Because of my experience on that day, I decided to do an 8 week course called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction which I have just completed. Mindfulness is…

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Welcome To My Brand New Website

Hi everyone. I am a qualified Counsellor / Psychotherapist working with clients in private practice located above The Skin Care And Beauty Clinic, Dunkellin Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland, H62 CX27. Even though I have been seeing clients for the last number of years, I have only just launched my…

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