Issues

Some Issues You Might Be Facing

Addiction

The term addiction is used to describe a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity despite...

Addiction Recovery

Those in recovery from addiction are learning to live life without the emotional crutch of the addictive substance (s) or behaviours...

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence...

Adoption

The experience of Adoption can be an issue for individuals who were placed for adoption; birth parents; siblings or other family members...

Anger Management

A lot of people think of anger as a bad thing, something to be avoided; it is like “the enemy within” that must be conquered...

Anxiety

Anxiety is a physiological and psychological state characterised by cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral elements...

Attachment

The word attachment describes the deep enduring emotional connection established between an infant and his or her primary caregiver in the first years of life…

Bereavement and Grief

Our experiences of grief can originate from many sources: Illness (Sudden or long term), Divorce/Separation/Relationship...

Childhood Traumas

As children, our coping skills, mental abilities, emotional stability and security are aspects of our self which are developed...

Depression

Depression is a debilitating illness and will affect one in six of us at some stage of our lives. It is characterized by...

Despair

Despair is a state in which all hope is lost or absent and the core belief is that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well...

Eating Disorders

The term eating disorder/eating distress refers to a broad variety of unbalanced eating rituals and disturbance in eating...

Family

Families are small communities which sometimes get into difficulties through their differences in age, character, opinions...

Feelings of confusion

Sometimes we don’t really know what might be worrying us and we can experience a state of confusion. We may feel that...

Gay Sexuality

Each person reaches a point in their life where they begin to experience their sexual development. For many this occurs at...

Gender Identity

For many people the terms ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are used interchangeably, however the concepts of sex and gender are not quite that straightforward.

Infertility

Infertility does not mean an end and therefore something to grieve, to let go of and move on from. It means a new chapter opens up with a whole...

Life Existential Issues

Existentialism suggests that we have to try to cope with fears on several levels. These fears are based on how we relate to...

Loneliness

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges” – J.F. Newton. Loneliness is a condition which most people...

Long Term Illness

Long-term illness can cause people’s lifestyles to change dramatically. People learning to deal with it face many challenges...

Low Self-Esteem

How we feel about ourselves or our perception of how others feel towards us, are significant in how we develop our sense...

OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and...

Panic Attacks

A Panic Attack is a sudden spell or attack when a person feels frightened, anxious or terrified in a situation when most...

Personal Development

Counselling/Psychotherapy aren’t necessarily something we begin in response to a particular event in our life or as a result...

Relationship Difficulties

Relationship difficulties can be the most perplexing aspect of life. Sometimes they are not going how we want them to go...

Self harm

Self harm is when a person deliberately harms or hurts themselves, causing injury or pain. There are many ways to self harm...

Sex & Sexuality

Although sex is the one thing most of us have in common, it is also the one thing most of us don’t talk about. Counselling provides...

Sex Addiction

Sexual addiction therapy is provided for people who are engaging in sexual behaviours that they feel are increasingly...

Sexual Abuse

Some of the effects that this has on a person are feelings of shame, fear, anger, hurt, loss, low self esteem, difficulties with...

Stress

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way...

Suicide

The Samaritans report that an average of 500 people in Ireland die each year through Suicide, and that number is on the increase...

Trauma & PTSD

The term trauma can be understood as a ‘personal experience or event that involves actual or threatened death or serious...

Workplace Issues

We may spend more time in out work environment than we do with family or friends. This can pose a number of challenges ...