MyMind Video Series: Sinead Russell

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Sinead Russell

In the next instalment of the MyMind video series, we talk to Cork-based therapist Sinead Russell about creating the right therapeutic environment for every client, and about the different qualities that are important for a therapist to have. “There are many good qualities that make a good therapist. I think one of the most important qualities is empathy. I think … Read More

MyMind video series: Claire Forde

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Claire Forde

Continuing on from the MyMind video series, Limerick-based therapist Claire Forde talks about the person-centred approach and how counselling can help someone dealing with bereavement and loss. “People seek counselling because they want to change certain aspects of their lives that are just not working for them anymore,” says Claire. If Claire can help you with any issues you’re experiencing, … Read More

What is Gestalt therapy?

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There are many different therapeutic approaches out there, and taking those first steps to getting the support you need can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re looking for. What is Gestalt theory? The word “Gestalt” means “organised whole”.  This method of therapy focuses on the whole of the client’s experience, including feelings, thoughts and actions. The client gains … Read More

What is Hypnotherapy?

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Hypnosis is often associated with quirky hypnotists and magicians using a swinging watch to mystify their participants. It is not, however, commonly known as an effective form of therapy and there is a lot of question marks around this approach. So how does it work? Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that … Read More

An interview with Stephen Watkins

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Stephen Watkins

This month, we will be talking with MyMind counselling psychologist Stephen Watkins about CBT, the nature-nurture debate and the little white lies we tell ourselves about our bad habits. Why did you get into psychology? My brother has autism. How he interacts in certain situations is fascinating to me. I’ve always wondered how his mind works in comparison to mine … Read More

Understanding Cognitive Analytical Therapy

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It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed when taking those first steps into therapy. There are so many different approaches out there and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best fit for you and the difficulties you’re experiencing. Each week, MyMind will be looking at many different approaches practised by our team of mental health professionals, to … Read More