Author Archives: judefay

About judefay

Psychotherapist and counsellor with AnneLeigh Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.anneleigh.ie) EFT Practitioner Helping therapists and counsellors with the business side of running a practice (www.thisbusinessoftherapy.com)

Body Wars

Sometimes when our bodies let us down, through illness or as a result of an accident, it can feel as if we are at war with ourselves. But are they really the enemies they seem to be? Sometimes, we can … Continue reading

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Are you Good Enough?

In the film X Men First Class, a group of teenage mutants struggle with self acceptance. Raven, a blue skinned young woman with shocking red hair who can assume the form of anyone or anything, disguises her unusual form as … Continue reading

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Are you Waiting for Something or Someone?

There’s an old saying that “Everything comes to those who wait.” Waiting can be hard work. Waiting for the right job to come along, a buyer for the house, the right relationship, an improvement in our health, exam results, even … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Relationships Past

There’s an ad on TV at the moment for a fabric freshener in which a garlic clove and a fish are hanging around the house and are eliminated with a spray of this wonder product. If only it were so … Continue reading

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Saying No!

Do you have a problem saying “no”? When your boss asks you to work late, and you’d rather go home and watch TV with a glass of wine, do you say “yes” when you mean “no”? Do you find it … Continue reading

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Mr Strong to the Rescue

The teenager was almost past me when I read the caption on his tea shirt, “Mr Strong to the Rescue.” He was thin and of average height, hardly the stereotypical picture of strength. What does Mr Strong look like to … Continue reading

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Bullying

We hear a lot about bullying in schools, most recently in relation to Kate Middleton’s experiences as a young teenager. Many parents are aware of the possibility that their child may experience bullying, and schools are required to have procedures … Continue reading

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Death and Disappointment

Disappointment – Who hasn’t experienced it? The job we wanted that went to someone else? The creative urge that faded before it reached it’s apex. The family member who lets us down. Life is full of disappointments, large and small; … Continue reading

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Differences in Relationships – How do You do Yours?

When you have a difference of opinion with someone in your life, how do you deal with it? Do you blame the other person for their narrow mindedness? Do you dismiss them as wrong? Do you tell yourself it’s not … Continue reading

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Changing Plans

I think it was John Lennon who famously said that life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. Maybe he too was feeling the frustration that can arise when our world is turned upside down by the unexpected. So … Continue reading

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