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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.

The unseen impact of having a baby in a pandemic 8 months ago

The unseen impact of having a baby in a pandemic

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Having a new baby during Covid-19 is not an ideal situation for any mother. Feelings of loneliness and isolation that some mums feel as they transition into the role of …
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Tidy House = Tidy Mind? 2 years ago

Tidy House = Tidy Mind?

By  •  Health

The benefits of a tidy and organised home are obvious.

Cleaning can be an outlet for energy and negative emotions. Removing dust, dirt and clutter from our environment provides you …
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How you can help care for a new mum 2 years ago

How you can help care for a new mum

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Statistics often say one thing about postpartum mood disorders and social media says another. Many new mums feel like they can’t identify with the happy messages being shared on social …
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How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum 3 years ago

How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum

By  •  Health, Mammy

Researchers found that most mums experience a significant dip in self-esteem after having a baby that can last up to three years.

 

This is regardless of the mother’s relationship …
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Let’s start the conversation Donegal Mammies – World Maternal Mental Health Day 3 years ago

Let’s start the conversation Donegal Mammies – World Maternal Mental Health Day

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Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day, May is Maternal Mental Health Month.

This is a serious health matter, that needs more awareness and acceptance. We need to be …
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Get rid of guilt and make self-care your friend 4 years ago

Get rid of guilt and make self-care your friend

By  •  Health

How many times a day do you allow yourself to stop, take stock and breathe?

Or do you carry on, listening to all those ‘mustabations’ (I should be doing this, …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Virtual Real Friendships 4 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Virtual Real Friendships

By  •  Mammy

After the initial business of arriving home with a new Baby, comes a quiet and calm, that can be lovely and much needed.

However, a few weeks or months, or …
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Find your Mama Squad 4 years ago

Find your Mama Squad

By  •  Health, Mammy

How are you?

“I’m grand, yeah fine, I’m good”.

How many times a day do we tell ourselves this, do we tell other people this?

Have you perfected your mask?


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Do you feel under ‘Mammy Pressure’? 4 years ago

Do you feel under ‘Mammy Pressure’?

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Today mums feel enormous pressure to be the ‘perfect mum’. It can feel at times like a competitive sport. This coupled with social media and the pressure intensifies, as social …
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Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Captain of my Ship 4 years ago

Thoroughly Modern Mammy – Captain of my Ship

By  •  Mammy

As parents, we are often afraid to say or type what we are really thinking or feeling, incase it comes across as silly or unreasonable.  We are afraid of being …
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New programme to focus on wellbeing of Donegal mammies 4 years ago

New programme to focus on wellbeing of Donegal mammies

A three week wellness programme for local mothers has been created by mothers to provide them with essential skills to look after their mental health.

The Minding Mammy programme will be …
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Donegal mammies establish ‘Minding Mammy’ wellbeing workshop 4 years ago

Donegal mammies establish ‘Minding Mammy’ wellbeing workshop

By  •  Mammy

Minding Mammy will be a 5 week programme aimed at helping Donegal mums cope with the mental health pressures that arise in the transition to motherhood.

It all began when Maria …
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