Welcome to MindHealing, a site which offers psychological services in the Mid-West of Ireland.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday (evenings included) in Limerick.
Therapy can resolve a wide variety of emotional and psychological problems. Links to sites relevant to some organisations pertinent to mental health are also listed on the links page. Psychotherapy is tailored to the the client's needs and preferences.
Types of treatment available are psychodynamic, CBT, existential and humanistic / integrative psychology.
Typical Difficulties Helped by Analysis
- Break-up of a Relationship
Play Therapy for Children
Because young children do not have the capacity to engage in 'talk therapy,' play is the medium used with children.
Children act-out and resolve emotional issues through symbolic play which does not require verbal skills and is unconscious in nature. With play therapy, children can work on issues indirectly and without any distress.
Non-directive play therapy is suitable for children aged 4-10 years old. Older children tend to be more comfortable with art and craft work.
Play sessions take place in a purpose built and specially equiped playroom and sessions are weekly in frequency.
Treatment for Pain Relief
Chronic physical pain such as back pain, and mucle tension, or digestive issues can by caused in whole, or partially by stress or unresolved emotional issues. The indication that psychotherapy can help is that medical investigation has failed to find any medical cause for the pain or discomfort.
For pain which has indentifiable physical casues, mindfullness techniques can help with pain releif in conjunction with medical treatment. Cóilín is happy to help those who seek alternatives to unsuccessful medical treatment and also people who would like psychological support in tandem with medical treatment.
Please note that Cóilín does not give or oppose medical advice, but he aims to work collaboratively with other helth-care professionals.
New: Brief (10 Sessions) Solution Focused CBT
Suitable for overcoming a crisis or achieving a specific goal.
For example, relationship break-up, anxiety, alcohol and other addiction problems, mild depression.
25 minute sessions @ €30 per session
Clients with problems requiring deeper work such as sexual abuse as a child, bereavement, childhood issues, or anger management need full sessions. See below for details. If in doubt which type of therapy is suitable for you, feel free to phone and ask.
Jungian sand therapy involves arranging toy figures in a sandtray. In this way, unconscious issues may be accessed indirectly in a similar way to dream interpretation. Sandtherapy is also useful for clients who have difficulty putting their problems into words. Cóilín uses a combination of talk therapy and sandtherapy for those interested in working this way.