Separation anxiety

Cesar SugitaBlog posts, Other

As the new school year takes over many Irish houses, the topic of separation anxiety becomes common around many dinner tables. For some children (and their parents and loved ones!) the difficulty of settling into a new or revisited daily routine which involves a significant amount of time away from the family becomes a point of strain, stress and tension. … Read More

Steps we can take to improve mental health

Cesar SugitaBlog posts, Other

Mental health, or the spectrum of feelings that we all experience every day, is a broad and wide reaching area of life that impacts each of us in a variety of ways. Acknowledging pressures to our mental health allows us to feel more control over this area of our lives and therefore have an influence over our feelings and, as a … Read More

Parenting adults

Cesar SugitaBlog posts, Other

Around the time of year of the leaving cert results, many parents put themselves in the shoes of those whose children have reached this milestone moment. The departure from formal education, even for those whose children move into third level education, can represent a point in life where parents begin to recognise that they no longer have ‘children’ but instead, … Read More

Dealing with a family illness

Cesar SugitaBlog posts

Having a loved one get a diagnosis that brings their life or health into question is a debilitating piece for any family. How we cope with adversity within our family unit depends very much on the systems and structures that we have put into place when we are not in difficulty. Unfortunately, this is a piece that most families neglect … Read More

Impact of Social Isolation

Cesar SugitaBlog posts

Autumn Oak

Social isolation affects our internal sense of self in a number of ways.  First of all, it has bearing on our self esteem. When we are isolated, it is common to feel that our alone-ness affects only us.  The rest of the world can appear to be a unified force, against which we are small, solitary and alone. Next, it … Read More

Eating Disorders

Janine DonnellyBlog posts

Eating Disorders – Peer pressure or influence from social media? From a therapeutic point of view, any action that seeks to illicit control within our lives comes about as a consequence of other parts of our lives feeling out of control.   When we are insecurely attached in early life, seeking control could be a lifelong process. Most vitally, if … Read More

Major Life Stressors in the Marriage

JanineBlog posts

Marriage counselling therapists meet couples all the time who are on the verge of, or have just come through, a major life event.   These are the major stressors for a relationship.   Your partner in marriage, or in long term relationship, ideally is the person that you are most emotionally connected to, who is your greatest emotional support.   … Read More

Raising Children with Different Parenting Approaches

JanineBlog posts

Having children is a part of marriage that in itself is fraught with issues.  Whether or not to procreate and when to do so are points that couples deal with early on, unless circumstance causes them to deal with it before they are ready.  Fertility is also a huge issue and one that can cause a massive number of issues … Read More