We offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Addiction Services in a Non-Judgemental, Confidential and Safe Environment.
We will work with you to explore and implement a treatment plan specific to your needs.
Sometimes we need a safe place to express our innermost feelings and to find someone we can trust enough to hear and accept us with all our fears and anxieties.
Talking to a Counsellor/Psychotherapist offers an opportunity to; better understand yourself and your situation, embrace positive changes, increase awareness, create coping strategies, and make choices based on personal values.
We work with individuals struggling with Addiction, (Substance Use Disorders, Gambling), Trauma (PTSD), Bereavement, Abuse, Anxiety and Depression.
Our professional Counsellors/Psychotherapists are qualified to Honours Degree Level (BA (HONS) in Counselling & Psychotherapy) and have additional qualifications in Counselling and Addiction Studies. We are current members of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland with several years’ experience in both the private sector and within Addiction Treatment Centres.
Many people come to counselling with general feelings of unhappiness, confusion or dissatisfaction. Others may come with specific difficulties, such as: substance abuse, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationships etc. There are situations when discussing your problems with someone impartial is particularly beneficial.
You may find that a few sessions can help you to address a specific problem, or you may choose to work on a longer-term basis in order to focus on deeper issues. At Cúlra Counselling we do not use 'labels' or diagnoses but see the person as an individual, with a unique biological, psychological and social background. In this respect we will work with you to explore and implement a treatment plan specific to your needs.
The counselling process as one of partnership in which we work together to understand the meaning of painful emotions and patterns and find to find release from emotional pain and recurring, unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This collaborative effort helps to empower the individual to make informed decisions and choices that are right for them.
Aims of therapy are to grow, to gain insights, to create (better) ways to cope, to adapt behaviours, to see choices, to increase control, to find direction and ultimately to improve quality of life. For counselling to be of maximum effectiveness, clients must feel able to establish a trusting relationship and at Cúlra we are committed to offering an ethical, safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where you can be heard and supported by a knowledgeable professional.
Addiction is any behaviour that is repeated over and over despite significant negative consequences. A symptom of addiction is when your desire for something becomes a compulsion. You describe yourself as “needing” something, as opposed to wanting or liking it.
Addiction can be viewed as a maladaptive way to avoid or get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (boredom, loneliness, anxiety, depression etc.). The addictive behaviour then becomes self-sustaining, because it provides a quick and easy way to alleviate cravings and other painful feelings. The more time and energy we spend trying to evade undesirable private experiences the more we are likely to suffer psychologically in the long term.
Through Therapy, clients develop an acceptance of unwanted thoughts and/or feelings and work towards identifying and experiencing alternative ways in which to relate and cope with the unpleasant experiences associated with drug/alcohol use. This helps to disrupt the link between psychological/physical suffering and alcohol/drug use. In this mindful context clients ideally make decisions and choices based on important personal goals and values rather than on avoidance or control through substance use.
Clients focus is now invested in taking effective action (guided by their values) to change and improve their lives. Identifying values dignifies the unavoidable suffering involved in abandoning a well-established behaviour (substance abuse) that served as an escape from painful thoughts, feelings and emotions.
If you would like to learn more about the full variety of counselling services available from Cúlra Counselling, please do not hesitate to get in contact with one of our members of staff, who will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have.
Just give us a call on 061 639171 or alternatively you can send us an email at email@example.com. We’d love to talk to you.