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Self-esteem is determined by how much we value ourselves, and tends to develop from early childhood right into our adult years. Healthy self-esteem is maintained when we achieve a good balance between feeling capable while also feeling loved. Self-judgement or the judgement of others can trigger low self-esteem. Negative self-talk such as ‘I’m no good’, […]

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When we are feeling depressed, we can experience our feeling state like a sink that is blocked with no outlet. Our reactions to events and unwelcome thoughts seem to go round and round, rather than just flowing through our mind. Tubridy and Corry describe depression as a natural response to life’s experiences – and maintain […]

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Thoughts are constantly streaming through our minds which in turn can impact on how we feel and how we behave. These thoughts can be friendly positive thoughts or hostile, critical and negative ones. It makes sense therefore that we would try to reduce the negative ones as much as possible. Just as we wouldn’t allow […]

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In their book, ‘Depression, an emotion not a disease’, Tubridy and Corry describe depression as an emotional state in which one is overwhelmed by feelings ranging from hopelessness to despair and desolation. Many people feeling this way believe that nothing they do can make a difference, which in turn makes change very difficult. However, by […]

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Kerry Community Awards 2014

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Once again this year’s Kerry Community Awards attracted a very healthy entry with community groups across the county coming out in force to compete for prestigious awards. The Awards scheme allows people to witness first hand the extraordinary level of generosity that exists in Kerry – something that could easily go unnoticed without the Community […]

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Dromhall Hotel supports local counselling service

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St Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney 3rd Year Fundraiser

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  Third year students at St. Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney have been busy hiking the hills and mountains around Killarney in an effort to raise funds for the South West Counselling Service. The girls combined the hike, which was part of the Billy Vincent Award with the idea to fundraise and their achievement saw […]

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Sexual Health Articles

SouthWest Counselling Centre deliver Sexual Health Programmes throughout schools in Kerry.  If you are interested in learning more about our programmes please contact us on 064 663 6416.  SouthWest Councelling are pleased to provide articles on Sexual Health regular in local publications.  Please see some of articles below: Pornography and your Teen In last week’s […]

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Supporting Parents To Support Their Teens – Killarney 2015

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Supporting Parents To Support Their Teens An 8 Week Course Venue:     Southwest Counselling Centre Start Date:  30th September  2015  Time: 7pm—9pm (excluding 21st October) €25 donation This programme aims to support mothers & fathers in their role as parents and increase parenting confidence.  It is an opportunity to deepen your connection with your child and […]

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Celebrating 21 years of SouthWest Counselling Centre

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SouthWest Counselling Centre will celebrate it’s 21stth birthday in 2015. We invite you to celebrate with us by hosting a coffee morning, a quiz, a fun run or any other event to raise funds to ensure the continued success and growth of SouthWest Counselling Centre. Contact us for more information here.     

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