Tag Archives: support

Are you asking the right questions of yourself?

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As a therapist work I with individuals to help them to help themself. Asking the right questions is an important part of my work. If you are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, work/family/relationship issues, or anything situation or problem that has you feeling stuck or unable to cope contact me at carol@believecounselling.ie.

Take a moment to feel Happy!!

If you want to feel happy, you need to think positively. If you feel down take a minute right now to think of something or someone that makes you happy…

I bet you are smiling and feeling joy right now. Hold on to that thought, embrace that feeling and use that trick when you need a lift.

Happy Friday! 

The Power of Talking

 

Imagine taking time for yourself every week to sit in a peaceful room with someone who is there to listen and support you. Consider how great it feels to be able to share all your worries and concerns, thoughts and feelings with complete confidentiality. Now think about how much you will learn about yourself and the skills and tools you will gain empowering you to lead a fuller and happier life.

 

Sounds good? What have you got to loose? Make your self a priority you deserve it!

 

Contact Carol on 0867371737 or email carol@believecounselling.ie to find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Truth About Depression BBC Documentary 2013

Depression is possibly one of the most common and spoken about mental illnesses experienced today. With reportedly a one in four risk of someone experiencing depression in their life time and yet there is still a massive stigma around it and mental health in general.

Thankfully mental illness, in particular depression, is being highlighted in the media on a regular basis which is helping to educate and encourage those who suffer to seek out treatment be that talk therapy, anti-depressants or a combination of both.

I wanted to post this BBC Documentary because I found it to be particularly interesting both from a medical understanding and from first hand accounts of people’s experiences of depression in how it affects them, their lives and the lives of people around them.

 

http://youtu.be/F5YubjEqbZ8

 

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Homophobia / Oppression

Well done Panti aka Rory O’Neill for this most powerful, articulate and insightful speech highlighting homophobia and situations that the LGBTQ community frequently experience the world over. 

This link is food for thought for all as it raises the issue of Homophobia and freedom of speech in Ireland.

 

Believe Counselling & Psychotherapy is Proud to support Marriage Equality and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

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How would focusing on the positive change your life?

If we are to simplify our lives by focusing on what is really important (family, friends, love, fun, a sense of belonging, helping others etc) and took the time to appreciate the little day to day things, how much of a difference do you think that would make to your life?

Happiness

Growth Yes Please!

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.

 

Growth – Yes Please!

 

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.

 

It is nearly the weekend!

 

Make the most of your weekend, love laugh and be happy!!

 

 

 

7 Reasons Most People are Afraid of Love by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

I stumbled across this interesting article on psychologytoday.com on the reasons why most people are afraid of real love. It is written by Lisa Firestone Ph.D and is a very interesting read. Enjoy!

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/compassion-matters/201401/7-reasons-most-people-are-afraid-love?tr=MostViewed 

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

Hope – Where are we without it?