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I am a qualified integrative counsellor with over 6 years experience and founder of New Beginnings Counselling. I also have a BA (hons) degree in Sociology and Social Policy. I believe we are all capable of creating a change in our lives that lead to personal growth and development and sometimes we need a helping hand in making this change. Counselling and psychotherapy can support you, in any area of your life that you may be struggling with or with feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, anger or stress. It can also help you through major life transitions such as motherhood, a change in living situations or in relationships. By guiding you to reconnect with your authentic self, your values and identity. Improving your confidence and self-worth.  Psychotherapy and counselling are closely linked, however counselling will often focus on the problems and parts of ourselves that we are already aware of. Psychotherapy will go deeper, uncovering things that may be hidden to us or that we are not consciously aware of.  My approach to therapy is a non-clinical and therapeutic approach. My aim is to help decrease negative stigma surrounding mental health and normalising it within our society. We all have mental health and it is our responsibility to care for it, just as we care for our physical health. I also believe in mental health education and I share information, strategies and techniques on how we can best care for our mental health and well-being, through my client work, workshops and in the articles I write. I offer my clients a safe space to talk, to be heard and understood without judgement. Therapy is different for everyone as we are all unique with our own world view. However it often focuses on helping clients to resolve problems, understand their thought patterns, gain new perspectives, learn how to catch, challenge and change cognitive distortions, improve their self-worth and sense of self and build a toolkit full of positive coping mechanisms. Therapy offers you the opportunity to resolve, process and let go of pain and worries that you have been carrying. It helps you to live authentically and with purpose. Prioritise yourself as you are the most important person to you.

Caring for yourself this New Year 5 years ago

Caring for yourself this New Year

By  •  Health

Living with a mental illness this time of year can be hard. There is so much pressure pouring in from social media, society etc to “start over” or change how …
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Motherhood and Me 6 years ago

Motherhood and Me

By  •  Health, Mammy

Being a mum in today’s world is no easy task, as amazing as it is, it is hard. With all the ‘normal’ duties of motherhood, mums today also have to …
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Weekend Depression – it’s a thing 6 years ago

Weekend Depression – it’s a thing

By  •  Health

Weekend Depression: It can start to sneak up on you without you knowing it. During the week you’re busy with work, children, schedules and activities. Yet when Friday or Saturday …
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The 5 best ways to beat the January Blues 6 years ago

The 5 best ways to beat the January Blues

By  •  Health

So yesterday was ‘Blue Monday’ supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

We look forward to winter, the cosy nights and the lead up to Christmas. The parties, the …
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Are you feeling SAD? 7 years ago

Are you feeling SAD?

By  •  Health

“There once was a girl whose happiness was tied to the sun. As it rose, so did she, and her smile was like beams of light. As it set, so …
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‘Look for the beauty within the pain’ – Shannon’s story of perseverance 7 years ago

‘Look for the beauty within the pain’ – Shannon’s story of perseverance

Shannon McLaughlin, aged 21, moved from her home in Convoy to Arkansas, USA in 2015. She was a fit and healthy student with an exciting new life and bright future, …
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Why I had to share the story of my blip’ – Amy Callaghan 7 years ago

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Why I had to share the story of my blip’ – Amy Callaghan

By  •  News

Amy Callaghan from Glenswilly took to the Rose of Tralee stage last week to open up about her very personal past which was marked with depression. She earned much praise …
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Depression is not a bad word 7 years ago

Depression is not a bad word

By  •  Health

“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced…it’s that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. …
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Supporting a loved one through depression 7 years ago

Supporting a loved one through depression

By  •  Health

“When I’m alone, I think. When I think, I remember. When I remember, I feel pain. When I feel pain, I cry. When I cry, I can’t stop. Please …
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Majella highlights inadequacies in Ireland’s mental healthcare system 8 years ago

Majella highlights inadequacies in Ireland’s mental healthcare system

Majella O’Donnell has launched a no-holds barred attack on mental health professionals and how they are charging too much for their services.

The wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell has made …
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