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Loneliness by Trish Murphy

Loneliness is a natural phenomenon that we all experience at various points throughout life: when we leave home, we have a break-up, someone we love dies, when our children leave, at retirement and in old age when we experience the loss of our friends and partners.  We have a sense of the normality of this […]

ICP’s Submission Paper to the Department of Health

Please click here to read the ICP’s Submission Paper to the Department of Health on the proposed Statutory Regulation of Psychotherapy and Counselling under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. Anne Colgan, Chair of ICP and Jean Manahan, CEO of ICP in front of Irish Council for Psychotherapy’s new office on Mount Street, Dublin […]

Systemic Cafe Live on the web

A live link to the Systemic Cafe is copied below so that anyone in (the world/Ireland) who receives the link on their email can access this meeting. If the quality of the cable connection in your area might not be so strong, you can look at it on your screen and at the same time listen […]

Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT); a structured, short-term psychological treatment for bulimia nervosa

CONFERENCE NETWORKING IRELAND (in association with BODYWHYS) Workshop – Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT) for Bulimia Nervosa Workshop Title: “Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT); a structured, short-term psychological treatment for bulimia nervosa” Venue: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. Date: Friday November 25th, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Cost: €45.00 (includes afternoon coffee/tea/snack) Workshop Facilitator: Gerard Butcher Enquiries re payment etc. to: […]

Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks  by Thomas Larkin Panic attacks are rushes or spikes in anxiety. We get flooded with it. But the key thing is it comes from inside us, not from the outside. People often come to psychotherapy saying ‘I get panic attacks but there is nothing to be frightened of’. They are right, nothing is happening […]

Working with Difficult People

Working with difficult people – what to do if you are in this situation: By Trish Murphy Working with difficult people is one of the certainties of life and it is well worth learning how to mind yourself in a situation such as this.  The effects can be very serious and many people end up […]


In a world full of demands on our time it is important to give time to self-care. One way of doing this is self-soothing through music.  This can be through listening, humming, chanting or singing.  Music takes us in to the right side of our brain where our creativity lies and helps to create balance.  […]