Counselling and psychotherapy in North Wicklow
We provide counselling on a one to basis for a wide range of issues that impact on an individual’s emotional and psychological health. These include but are by no means limited to: stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, gender issues, sexuality, loneliness, abandonment, abuse, trauma, self-harm, suicide, spirituality, work issues, age issues. Our counsellors provide empathy, openness and a non-judgemental space to help our client to work towards clarity, understanding and improved mental wellbeing.
Child and adolescent counselling helps children or young people explore any concerns that may be causing problems in their social, emotional or cognitive development. The therapeutic process gives them the opportunity to express difficult or confused feelings in a safe environment with clear boundaries. Therapy for teenagers and young people can support individuals with developing their awareness to deal with social situations, relationships both personally and professionally including peer pressure and family, education, sexual health issues.
This type of counselling focuses on issues that occur in an intimate relationship between two people. The counsellor facilitates an exploration and exchange of views and perspectives that may help to provide each partner with a better understanding of how conflict and discord is occurring in their relationship. This can help to negotiate these areas to promote more cohesion and harmony or to make other long term decisions about the future of the relationship. Both partners are expected to attend and to engage fully with this process in all sessions.
Play therapy is an effective means of making contact with a child’s emotional world as it allows the child to externalise their feelings and talk about these using toys, art and other mediums. Play is a natural medium of communication for children and the use of play and creative techniques facilitates the free expressions of feelings and emotions and helps children build resilience and raise their self-esteem. The relationship with the counsellor is non-directive allowing the child freedom to express him/herself physically, verbally or creatively.
Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families experiencing difficulties within the family unit to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health and in this way looks at the roles being taken up by family members and the central issues that perpetuate problems in the household.
RISE work with the community to identify and prioritise the need for support in different areas and demographics. Our specialist counsellors then design and facilitate programmes that help to meet these needs such as men’s support groups, nonviolent communication for parents and teens, along with stress management and mindfulness meditation.