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Why do we say yes when we mean No?

Why do we say yes when we mean No? by Trish Murphy You know the situation:  someone asks us to do something and immediately No resounds powerfully in our gut – but surprisingly out of our mouth comes a tentative ‘yes’ or ‘I’ll try’. We end up disgusted with ourselves – muttering under our breath […]

Dealing With Difficult People : A Christmas Special by Trish Murphy

Do you know anyone who gets under your skin, that you’d love to just avoid, but can’t? Feel like you just want to shake them, get them to understand that what they’re doing isn’t right? Get them around to your point of view? It’s often people you didn’t pick for yourself, but somehow got landed […]

Revenge Porn by Trish Murphy

At the beginning of many relationships, couples regularly send pictures on smartphones of themselves in erotic poses. This is playful, teasing and suggestive, and it assumes confidentiality and trust in the relationship.  However, there is now quite a trend for jilted lovers to post naked or suggestive pictures of their ex on websites dedicated to […]

“Jealousy” – by Trish Murphy

Jealousy is an overpowering emotion and it can make misery of a life.  At its core is a sense of worthlessness or low self-esteem where the sense of self can be threatened by the success or lack of attention of another.  The reaction is often to retaliate, to bad-mouth the other person or seek to […]

Integrating Healthy Minds with Healthy Bodies by Jean Manahan

Over the past few weeks, it seems that mental health issues have never been out of the news. There was the OECD report highlighting our high teen suicide rate in Ireland, and the growing complaints about the problems faced by suicidal people trying to access emergency intervention in our hospital emergency departments. Mental health is […]

ICP Registrant’s Day 24th June 2017 – a reflection by CEO Ms Jean Manahan

The second annual ICP Registrants’ Day took place in the Red Cow Hotel on Saturday 24th June; the morning session with Joseph Knobel Freud on ‘The issue of diagnostic labels’ was both interesting and provocative. Plenty of time was given for questions and commentary from the audience which meant the session was lively and enriched […]


WE ARE RECRUITING Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy IAHIP is the professional body in Ireland for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy has its roots in humanistic philosophy, which emphasises human dignity and the human capacity for fulfilment.  It aims to work with a full range of influences to encourage the […]