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Counselling In Sandyford South Dublin 18

Patricia McNabb Experienced Fully Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Works From Sandyford.

Ph; 0863155184   Call anytime or email triciamcnabb@hotmail.com

 

What is Counselling?

Counselling aims to help you explore and clarify problems and issues that matter to you. It may help you develop resources and skills to cope with difficulties. It could also help you to get through a distressing time in your life.

We, the counsellors, listen to what you are really saying, accepting and understanding where you are at and respecting your feelings. We will not tell you what to do, but we can help you to come to your own decisions. Counselling is not only about problems, it also offers opportunities to get to know yourself better and to develop as a person.

What we do

We offer professional assistance to people who are troubled – whether in their personal life or at work. Our team of  counsellors/psychotherapists offer a range of approaches to suit your individual needs. The aim of talking with a counsellor is to help you make sense of what is going on in your life. Take your first step to that help today and find a suitable counsellor, contact us now.

Psychotherapy is helpful for:

What is the difference between Counselling, Psychotherapy and Therapy?

Counselling tends to associate with more short term and focused work, and Psychotherapy explores issues in greater depth and requires more commitment to longer term work. It aims to reach the underlying, often unconscious, causes of distress. Therapy is a word that covers both Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Think of your mind like a ball of wool — a  tangled and really knotted ball of wool. These are your thoughts, your memories, your ways of coping with the world and includes your feelings. If you took that knotted ball of wool and tried to make something worthwhile out of it, you may come to an sudden stop fairly fast. But what if someone comes long and helps you to unravel this ball of wool, and all that that entails?

The root of our depression etc can often be so personal and deep. So delicate that we often cannot see things clearly enough in our heads to unravel our thoughts, memories and feelings.

Psychotherapy offers someone who can gently guide you and ask the right questions in order to help you make sense of it all.

Don’t forget, we go to school to learn how to write, add up and identify parts of the body – but we are not taught how to cope with our thoughts and feelings.

 


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Trauma

Trauma

If you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of
constant danger. Or you may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, it can take awhile to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with the right treatment, self-help strategies, and support, you can speed your recovery. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.

What is emotional and psychological trauma?

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world. Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, bu any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. The more frightened and helpless you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized.

Causes of emotional or psychological trauma

An event will most likely lead to emotional or psychological trauma if:

It happened unexpectadly/You were unprepared for it/Felt powerless to prevent it/It happened repeatedly/Someone wasintentionally cruel/It happened in childhood.

 

Emotional and psychological trauma can be caused by a single-blow,one -time events, such as a horrible accident, a natural disaster, or a violent attack. Trauma can also stem from ongoing, relentless stress.

Causes of emotional and psychological trauma

  • Falls or sports injuries
  • Surgery (especially in the first 3 years of life)
  • The suddendeath of someone close.
  • A car accident
  • The breakup of a significant relationship
  • A humiliating or deeply disappointing experience
  • The discovery of a life-threatening illness or disabling condition

Tags: numbness, Trauma


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