Wearing Many Hats Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -Helen Keller Chapter One, Chapter Two, and Chapter Three of Adventures in Private Practice described my mid-life career transition from engineering to counselling private practice. In January 2015, I joined William Cooke and Associates, […]
Fee Structure Options Price Length Assessment €70 per session Clinical Director 50 min Diagnosis Consultation €70 per session Clinical Psychologist (via Skype carried out at Insight Matters) 50 min Diagnosis Consultation €60 per session Clinical Psychologist (via Skype carried out at Home) 50 min
Treatment for Children and Young People If your child is under 18 and thought to have gender dysphoria, they will usually be referred to a specialist in the area of Gender Identity. At your first appointment we will carry out a detailed assessment of your child, to help determine what support they need. Depending on the […]
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Criteria for teenagers and adults as outlined by the HSE*: To be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a teenager or adult should: feel persistently and strongly that they are the wrong sex and feel a strong identification with the opposite sex feel discomfort in their sex and its gender role and strongly dislike and wish to […]
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Published on 25th January 2015 in thejournal.ie – read it here THE MOTIVATION FOR writing this piece is a personal one. I have experienced and continue to experience mental health issues. It all came to a head in 2006 but thankfully I found the services of One in Four and was able to address my trauma as […]
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Psychotherapy and counselling gives you a regular time to think and talk about the issues, which are stopping you from living a happier and fuller life. This is carried out in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space. You and the therapist will explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing emotional and physical distress. […]
Insight Matters passionately supports the commitment to an equal and inclusive Ireland. We believe in offering culturally sensitive and inclusive personal development, psychotherapy and counselling services to all those affected by prejudice, racism and discrimination. What is Prejudice? Prejudice is defined as a negative prejudgment or assumption made about or towards somebody, based on opinion […]
In‘A Migrant State of Mind’ Newstalk presenter Dil Wickremasinghe explores the mental health of migrants in Ireland. Migrants come to Ireland looking for a better life. Some come looking for acceptance, freedom, safety or economic security. Some find what they are looking for and for others it’s a work in progress. But regardless of how […]
Trauma is a painful emotional experience or shock, often producing lasting psychological effects. If you have experienced or witnessed an emotionally overwhelming event e.g. car accident, abuse or victimisation, sexual attack, assault or burglary, loss or bereavement or a childhood trauma, you may experience distressing traumatic symptoms. These can occur immediately following the event or […]
Approximately 7-11% of the general population experiences a specific phobia at some point in their lives. The most common phobias include: animals (e.g. snakes, spiders, insects); natural environment (e.g. water, heights); blood/injection/injury (e.g. needles, dentists); and situational phobias (e.g. elevators, flying). Other fears and phobias include fear of choking, vomiting or contracting an illness. Development […]