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Every individual at some point in their life experiences mental health problems, in the same way that all individuals are at times impacted by their physical health.  This is a natural and sometimes necessary occurrence in a person’s life and is often a response mechanism to the stresses and trials of current hectic everyday living.

Insight Matters works effectively with a broad range of mental health difficulties. We adopt a recovery focused approach to mental health by empowering each individual who works with us to learn about, take responsibility and care for their own mental health.

Can Psychotherapy and Counselling Help?

Psychotherapy and counselling gives you a regular time to think and talk about the mental health issues you are experiencing and which are stopping you from living a happier and fuller life. This is carried out in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space. It works best when a collaborative relationship is formed between you and your therapist.

When you see a psychotherapist or counsellor you get to learn more about your mental health, how you relate to it, and how to look after it on a daily basis. You also learn about who you are as a person, and how your mind and body works and the relationship between your beliefs and thoughts and how you feel and behave.

The aim of psychotherapy and counselling is an increased sense of wellbeing and lasting psychological change, brought about through increased insight. These changes include:

  • Discussing the impact of diagnosis and the effect of entering mental health services.
  • Learn how to better resource yourself through mindfulness and meditation exercises.
  • Talk about isolation, discrimination or stigma which you may have experienced as a result of a diagnosis or feeling unwell.
  • Develop effective emotional and practical coping strategies.
  • Learn about the source of your mental health difficulty.
  • Becoming more able to feel, identify and express emotions.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of your behaviours.
  • Re-evaluating perceptions and past experiences, this often leads us to become more self-accepting.

Psychotherapists and counsellors offer a range of interventions to those experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. These include cognitive behavioural therapies, humanistic and solution focused approaches.

Do I need a referral from a GP?

If you are concerned about your mental health and you would like to talk to someone, you do not need a referral from your GP.  However if your counsellor/psychotherapist feels after the initial meeting that you would benefit from a consultation with your GP, they will advise you in terms of further and additional support.

If you have been diagnosed as having a mental health difficulty or you feel you may be experiencing mental health problems, and feel that talking about it will help you, please contact us on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie to arrange an initial consultation. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form and we will contact you within 24 hours.