The Empty Chair on Christmas Day

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Christmas is the time of year when family come together It’s meant to be a Happy Time, regardless of the weather But when a precious link is missing from the Golden Family Chain Christmas just brings memories and a heavy dose of Pain   A candle on the Sideboard, her picture in a Frame Is all we have with us … Read More

Interview with: Claire Forde

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Claire Forde

As part of our monthly interview series, we’re talking to Limerick-based therapist Claire Forde about person centred counselling and how talking to someone can really help if you’re worried about your mental wellbeing. Claire, as a counsellor, you abide by the core conditions set out by Carl Rogers regarding Person Centred Counselling. Can you tell us more about this approach? … Read More

School transition: Grieving the old and welcoming the new

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“Who are you?..” said the caterpillar “I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present” Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I knew who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Just like Alice in Wonderland, the start of a new school for a young person … Read More

Christmas after a bereavement

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In the run up to Christmas, we’re sharing a series of articles from our mental health professionals, with advice on how to mind your mental wellbeing during the holidays.  The first article from MyMind psychotherapist Sinead Fahy looks at coping with bereavement at Christmas time.  After a bereavement the many ‘firsts’ that we have to go through can be extremely difficult. First … Read More

Coping with bereavement

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Most of us will experience bereavement in our lifetime, and if we do, it is important that the right support is available to us. The experience of loss can feel overwhelming and frightening. We may experience periods of disbelief, anger, shock and feeling as though you are numb. It is usually a difficult time as we feel unable to imagine our … Read More