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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Why so SAD? (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

This is my favourite time of the year.  I absolutely love autumn, I cannot tell you how much I love Halloween and walks among the crisp colourful fallen leaves just soothe my soul.  However I also struggle the most at this time of the year.  I’ve less patience, less energy, am easily irritated, wake up groggy […]

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Covid19 Boundaries

Anxiety check in!  How are you doing?  Coronavirus has not gone and there is no vaccination yet so it is ok to want to be safe. Everybody has a slightly different understanding of what is “safe” and “not safe” for them.  There is an increasing amount of conflict around how we socialise these days with […]

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The Intersectionality of Pride

l Strange to think of how we should be wearing glitter, rainbows and drinking overpriced drinks while smiling at strangers as we feel united by being present to celebrate Pride.  Strange to think that on the 50th anniversary of Pride, where globally there were massive celebrations planned most of us are sitting on our phones […]

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Holistic Health: The Connection between Physical & Mental Fitness Webinar with Sporting Pride.

Holistic Health: The Connection between Physical & Mental Fitness In advance of the joint Sporting Pride and Under the Rainbow webinar on 6th June 2020 Dermot and Philippa, who are part of both organisations, talk about their passion for sport and the benefits it can bring. Dermot: Growing up Gay in Ireland, when I was […]

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Dermot McCarthy

Men… It is OK not to be OK

In my work as a therapist, I sense that many of my clients, indeed society have accepted the situation that we are all in. COVID 19 was an unprecedented outbreak, who would have expected a tiny virus would put the whole world into shutdown. Now as we approach  May 18th, and as our country begins […]

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What Buddhism means to me

In a guest blog to celebrate Buddha Day we have an inspiring personal story: As I write this I am reflecting on the title, what Buddhism means to me, I’m more inclined to ask: Why I am a Buddhist? I have been aware of Buddhism for most of my life. Growing up in Catholic Ireland […]

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Coping with Financial Loss and Uncertainty

  Coping with Financial Loss and Uncertainty Financial loss and uncertainty are something that we all may have to deal with in our lives. Especially now, with a large proportion of the population out of work and unable to find new employment due to the pandemic and many small businesses suffering huge losses, more and […]

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Pros and Cons of Online Therapy

Pros and Cons of Online Therapy: As many practices have been forced to move their services onto the internet, including ourselves, we decided to look at the advantages and disadvantages, so clients know what to expect if they want to make the transition to online therapy. Advantages   More time efficient- Taking the lengthy commute […]

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Living in Uncertain Times

It is no exaggeration that currently we are living in one of the most uncertain times of the 21st century. Many people are expressing that it is not the present situation that they are finding most distressing but this uncertainty around what is to come. This is not surprising. We seek comfort in our routines […]

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Adjusting to Self Isolation

Adjusting to Isolation: As we have been strongly urged as a nation to stay inside our homes for the foreseeable future, different people are having very different reactions to the change of circumstances. Psychologists have found that feelings of uncertainty cause us to have more extreme reactions to our circumstances, be that positively or negatively. […]

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