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Love and Stamina?

Posted by Helen Hayes on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : psychotherapy 


What is the place of our feelings in our lives?  That might seem a strange question for a counsellor to be asking, but it’s one that is less straightforward than it might seem at first sight.  Even within the world of counselling and psychotherapy, there are different views about the place of feelings.  Some therapists strongly encourage the expression of feelings and believe that...


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Facing Difficult Choices

Posted by Helen Hayes on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

I’ve recently read two novels- coincidentally, both by Irish writers- which have explored how we make significant personal choices in our lives.  In both Love And Summer by William Trevor and Brooklyn by Colm Toibín, the main character finds herself at a crossroads, forced to decide between radically different courses of action. All options involve conflicts of love, relationship...


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Anxiety, Excitement & the Challenge of New Experiences

Posted by Helen Hayes on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

I’m new to blogging and I noticed that I felt quite anxious when I posted up my very first blog entry last week. 

It made me think about how I, and other people, tackle things which are unfamiliar, especially when it seems like everyone else has been doing this forever and is totally at ease with it.  Sometimes it is just a matter of taking a deep breath and plunging right in, tru...


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Holiday Stress & Existential Psychotherapy

Posted by Helen Hayes on Monday, August 15, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

For many people this is summer holiday season, time to relax, unwind, and enjoy a brief escape from the usual routine.  But sometimes holidays themselves turn out to be stressful experiences.  Family relationships can become strained; travel arrangements are plagued by delays, cancellations, traffic jams; minor accidents or ailments cause upset; the weather is always unpredictable; ...


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