MyMind Video Series: Angela Amirault

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Angela Amirault

In the next instalment of the MyMind video series, Dublin-based Psychotherapist, Angela Amirault tells us about the benefits of therapy and how this support can help us overcome negative patterns in our lives. Angela believes that from therapy, “You start to realise that negative patterns aren’t helping you and you get an understanding tow here they’ve come from. I would … Read More

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: Maureen Finucane

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Maureen Finucane

In the latest instalment of the MyMind video series, Cork-based therapist Maureen Finucane talks about the Person Centred approach to her work and what someone can expect from their first therapy session. ‘I belive the client or the person is the expert, they know themselves, their experience and their history best. My role is to help them journey in a … Read More

MyMind video series: Karen O’Leary

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Karen O'Leary

Continuing on from the MyMind video series, Cork-based therapist Karen O’Leary talks about creative arts therapy and her work with children and young people struggling with mental health difficulties. “From the outside it can look like there’s nothing much happening, like we’re just playing, but there’s a very definitive process involved…” (Karen O’Leary on creative arts therapy) If you’re interested in … Read More

Psychodynamic Therapy (PDT)

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If you are in search for a style of therapy in which there is a strong emphasis on the client-therapist relationship, then the psychodynamic approach might suit you. Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person’s present behaviour. It also concentrates on the difficulties arising from early childhood that remain … Read More

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

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If you’re looking into therapy, you may have come across the words ‘DBT’ and ‘mindfulness’. But, what exactly is DBT and what is its connection to mindfulness? What is DBT?  MyMind psychotherapist Deirdre Hayes described DBT as an advanced form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which focuses on two key points: validation and mindfulness. Validation refers to acknowledgement of a client’s … 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