It is difficult to know when to approach a psychotherapist in Cork , but if you answer yes to any of these questions it is time to seek assistance :
Are you feeling stressed, sad , depressed or even confused ?
Are any of these feeling intense to the point that it impairs your ability to function?
Have you suffered a trauma and can't stop thinking about it ?
Are you having recurring headache , stomach ache or rundown immune system ?
Are you using a substance to cope ?
Are you having performance review at work?
Have you lost interest in previous activities?
Are your personal relationships strained?
Are your friends concerned about you?
Generally the earlier you speak to someone the easier it is to sort the issue out, before it become a habit or belief.
As humans we are naturally social creatures and need to consult and talk through issues with others, so no matter if you are a Presidents or a beggar or if you are old or young. So join us in a warm friendly comfortable environment to sort out your problems and concerns.
Think about it like exercise for your mind , just like you would take your body to the gym to get into shape, you need to get your mind healthy. It also takes effort/work from you to get you healthy.
The kind of problems I work with:
Why work with a Psychologist?
We all contend with stress in our everyday lives, but how we cope with it can make the difference between growth and collapse.
Whether we have a diagnosed mental health problem or not, we are all inevitably bruised by life and the defences and symptoms we develop as a result can prevent us experiencing life and love to the full.
In the process of Psychotherapy, the therapist acts as a mirror, reflecting ourselves back to ourselves.
She becomes a fellow traveller in the exploration of our inner world, supporting, challenging and suggesting strategies to cope better.
How does Psychotherapy work?
Psychotherapy or counselling helps us to develop positive coping skills so that we can live more effective lives.
It helps us to rediscover our true selves behind the defences we build as a result of our emotional injuries.
It helps us to gain insight into our internal worlds – our ingrained beliefs, attitudes and hidden fears, and as a result we have more conscious control of our lives.
What can be gained from Psychotherapy treatment?
When we know ourselves better we can make more informed choices as we are less controlled by unconscious or hidden forces.
The Psychotherapy process helps us to tap into inner resources that make us more effective and that enrich our lives, to manage symptoms better and with hard work overcome them.
It can be a very rewarding process and is highly recommended for everyone.