Panic Attacks are a very common experience for those who experience anxiety or stress and most importantly are not harmful. The DSM5 is a guide for clinicians to make diagnosis for certain conditions. Here is the definition for Panic Attacks. Panic attacks are experienced as a sudden sense of fear and dread plus four or [...]
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What is Anxiety: In my experience many people don’t know they are struggling with anxiety so here is the definition of anxiety: “Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations [...]
'Nurture' - An Irish Nationwide Charity I wanted to blog about the work that I am currently doing with Nurture. I am Counselling mostly women in the area of Maternal Mental Health. Working with this charity has been amazing and I am very grateful to have worked with some fantastic women in Galway city. We [...]
Infertility Worry Wars If you are reading this you are probably in the middle of the Infertility Worry Wars. The Infertility Worry Wars are extremely common, it is not something that is openly spoken about. The war on worry and thoughts that very often conflict with one another during this struggle are very real for [...]
We’re Pregnant!!! The words, We’re Pregnant! in today’s society can receive a mixed reaction. Being pregnant after Infertility can be a difficult one to navigate. You have been anticipating this for years and this pregnancy feels so special the excitement can be overwhelming. You are possibly feeling many emotions and it can [...]
Why Infertility Counselling? Couples often wonder why they need to seek Infertility Counselling. Infertility Counselling is most often recommended when you are going through IVF. I would highly recommend anyone who is dealing with Infertility to see a therapist. If you are considering Counselling for Infertility you have been going through this for a year [...]
Infertility the Emotional Impact Why me? Why can’t we have a baby? These are questions I am often asked. Infertility can have an emotional impact on a couple. Infertility is classed as a major life crises. People who are infertile can often feel that they have failed in the one thing they were innately meant [...]
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! ~Author Unknown At this time of year there is a perception that everything should be happy and joyful. Christmas for most can be a time of Stress and can be even more difficult if you are struggling with your Mental Health. [...]
Do you want to worry less? This list is long and there are things that not everyone will be comfortable with. However, I would suggest doing one thing on the list that makes you uncomfortable. I have used some of these with clients and it has helped them on the road to having a more [...]