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

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

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

An Interview with Seán De Bhulbh

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This month, we’re talking with Gestalt therapist Seán De Bhulbh about his work at MyMind and the Gestalt approach to therapy. What drew you to the area of therapy? When I reached my late thirties I experienced unhappiness and dis-ease in life, my life circumstances and situation.  I found it difficult to enjoy relationships and to feel satisfaction and fulfilment in my work.  … Read More

What marriage counselling meant to me

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A real service user shares her experience with marriage counselling at MyMind.  A few months back, my marriage was in trouble and I was beginning to think about divorce. Although my partner and I knew that neither of us would be happy living separately, something was still wrong in our relationship. At that time I felt helpless, but I spoke … Read More