About Cóilín Ó Braonáin

Limerick Psychotherapist and trained Counsellor, Cóilín Ó Braonáin PhD., Reg. Psychol., Ps.S.I. has been practising psychology in the Mid-West of Ireland for 20 years. He works with adults, adolescents and children using a variety of psychological therapies. Google+ Link

  • 08/07/2020 - Cóilín Ó Braonáin 0 Comments
    Covid 19 and Anxiety

    A recent Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) has confirmed the obvious...a lot of us are anxious about the C19 emergency.  But, what can we do about it.  The good news is that CBT is known to be very effective in allieviating symptoms of anxiety.  Further good news is that CBT is simple to apply and fairly short-term (6-10 sessions are typical).  How does it work?  CBT uses a variety of techniques to teach you how to change the negative thinking that drives anxiety.  Also, once you have learned how to do that, you can be your own therapist when future problems arise.  How is this possible?  CBT used simple common sense, jargon free, methods that everyone can learn.  Why not make an appointment and check it out?  Sessions are booked from week to week, so there is no need to commit to a series of sessions, and you can finish at any time.  

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  • 23/10/2019 - Dr. Cóilín Ó Braonáin 0 Comments
    On Line Therapy

    My online therapy page can be accessed directly via the following link. 


    The video link and payments are embedded in the site. For availability, please message me through the hub.

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  • 15/08/2019 - BY CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    Does CBT Work?

    Over the last few decades, as the field of psychology has moved toward evidence-based practice, there has been more attention in the media about the increasing adoption of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) over other methods of treatment.

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  • 16/07/2015 - BY CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    CBT: Maybe not the Cure for all Ills?

    An interesting article in The Guardian newspaper takes some of the shine off Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Copy and paste the link below to read:


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  • 09/10/2013 - BY CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    Hobbies and Well Being

    On RTÉ Radio 1, on Friday 11th October, 2013 you may listen into Morning Ireland for a article on the importance of hobbies and activities for good mental health.

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  • 13/07/2013 - CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    Greeks vs. Germans: Politics or Psychology?

    While the Euro and Grexit have been headline news for some time, a few comments have suggested that the Greeks have been behaving in a childlike way, for example, Leo Varadkar compared the Greek government to a students’ union.

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  • 10/07/2013 - BY CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    Self-Identity: The Need for Clarity

    Most of the time, we are happy enough with our lives and with who we are. A crisis can, however, can cause us to question what life is all about.

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  • 05/07/2013 - BY CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    Anger Management

    Unresolved anger is an increasingly common issue in my practice with clients attracted to the concept of ‘managing anger.’ However, should anger be managed as if it were an incurable illness of some kind? Certainly, inappropriate outbursts of anger need to be contained, but in my view anger needs to be resolved more so than managed.

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  • 28/06/2013 - BY CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    What Are Panic Attacks?

    Panic or anxiety attacks are sudden unexplained bouts of fear, which cause the person to perspire, shake and want to escape the immediate environment.

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  • 27/06/2013 - CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    What Causes Depression?

    Sometimes depression is caused by an obvious trigger such as bereavement or a relationship break-up. However, there is not always an apparent reason for becoming depressed. Depression can be caused by bottling-up old emotional wounds and by avoiding emotional pain when it is appropriate and necessary to do so.

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  • 26/06/2013 - CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    What is Play Therapy?

    A recent conference in Dublin hosted by the Children’s Therapy Centre underlined the growing awareness of the use of play in therapy for children. But what is play therapy exactly?

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  • How Mindfulness Can Help Ease Recession Worries
    11/06/2013 - CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    How Mindfulness Can Help Ease Recession Worries

    People can despair when times are hard. Sometimes we develop a belief that things will never get better, and that we are trapped in an unhappy life.

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  • Psychotherapy & Counselling for Children
    03/05/2013 - BY CÓILÍN Ó BRAONÁIN 0 Comments
    Psychotherapy & Counselling for Children

    The recent scandal concerning child care centres raises some questions about the priorities of Ireland with regards to our children. I’m reminded of the very low turnout for the Children’s Referendum (33%) and the small majority in favour (58% of 33%).

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