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

Give yourself the gift of therapy this Christmas

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As we approach New Year’s Eve it’s natural to find yourself reflecting on the goals you set for yourself at the start of the year, and it’s even more natural to discover that you may not be where you want to be in life. You may notice feelings of failure and dread surfacing before you even make your resolutions. This year … Read More

MyMind supports more than ever this winter

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MyMind has supported a record number of people this winter.  MyMind, which has centres in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, provided 1,798 appointments in November alone. This is compared to 1,226 appointments made by clients in the same month last year – a growth of almost 47%. An incredible 15,725 appointments have been made by MyMind clients so far this year. … 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

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

Creative Arts Therapy

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There are numerous forms of talk therapy involving various techniques, however it is less recognised that there are a multitude of other types of expressive therapy that can have the same benefits of talk therapy.  Creative Arts Therapy can involve the use of art,  music, drama, dance/movement, poetry/creative writing, bibliotherapy, play or sandplay. Creative Arts Therapy is a form of … 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

What is Psychoanalysis?

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When we hear the word ‘psychoanalysis’, what thoughts spring to mind? Freud? Childhood? Delving into our deepest thoughts and feelings?  Of course, there’s a lot more to psychoanalysis than that. While psychoanalysis was one of the earliest forms of therapy, do we know what it’s all about? Psychoanalysis is based on the work of Sigmund Freud, who believed that the … Read More