What type of psychotherapy is right for you?

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Through psychotherapy, people of all ages can live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Psychotherapy can help you develop healthier, more effective habits. What is psychotherapy? Grounded in dialogue, psychotherapy provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought … Read More

Finding the support you need

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If you had broken an arm, have a cold or feel sick, then you would be encouraged to go see a GP or go to the hospital and get what you need seen to. What about if you were feeling anxious or depressed. Where would you be encouraged to go? Do we know where to go and do we know … Read More

The truth about trauma

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The word trauma is used in our everyday lives to describe highly stressful events. It covers a broad range of situations which fall under the categories of physical injury and emotional and physiological disturbances. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible life event,” where the experience overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope. According to … Read More

Getting a grip on panic attacks

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Here at MyMind, we know that stress and anxiety are things that affect people every day of the week, whether resulting from particular situations and experiences, or just day to day life. Quite commonly, these feelings of extreme stress or extreme anxiety can cause panic attacks. Recent research, conducted by Psychiatric Epidemiology Research across the Lifespan Group, have found that … Read More

Slowing down and self-care

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Rushing, moving, getting on, doing… In this constantly busy life that has happened to us it’s hard to slow down.  It’s hard to take time out.  Sometimes, even when we have nothing much to do we still find it hard to switch off fully, unwind, and relax. That’s before we even consider how we think and feel about what others … Read More

Nice to meet ‘Me’

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Cork blogger Sarah Cooney shares her experience of counselling at MyMind and her journey to get to really know herself. Nice to meet ‘Me’. This sums up nicely my experience of counselling so far. I have spent the last two years in counselling with a break of six months in between. During that time, it has felt like I have … Read More

MyMind Video Series: Emma Doyle

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Emma Doyle

Next up in the MyMind video series, we have Cork-based therapist Emma Doyle. Emma talks about integrative psychotherapy and how this can benefit family dynamics and resolve issues within the family unit. “Therapy can afford the client the opportunity to really understand their family system and how their role in a family developed,” said Emma. If you would like to … Read More

MyMind Video Series: Patrick Fitzgerald

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Next up in the MyMind video series, Limerick-based therapist Patrick Fitzgerald talks about rural isolation in Ireland and why it is important to look after your mental health. “Rural isolation is the growing of loneliness that’s being experienced by communities” Patrick explains. If you wish to avail of the online or face-to-face services discussed by Patrick, please call us on … Read More

MyMind video series: Stephen Watkins

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Stephen Watkins

In the fourth instalment of the MyMind video series, our Cork-based psychologist Stephen Watkins talks about the workings and benefits of CBT and the factors that could deter someone from getting the support they need. “The biggest barrier that I’ve repeatedly come across is that people who come to therapy think for some reason that they’re wrong or unusual or … Read More

How to combat negative patterns

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Why does this keep happening to me?!  – sound familiar? Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we’d rather not be in over and over again. Negative patterns are made up of our way of thinking or behaving which can prevent us from being our best self by limiting our achievements and well-being.  Types of negative patterns include; Being late Procrastinating … Read More