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# Counselling

This year
Pilot scheme offering free counselling for primary school children to be rolled out in September
The first strand of the scheme will be rolled out in seven counties, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Whistleblowers often 'deeply disturbed and disillusioned' after reporting wrongdoing
Ireland’s first free psychological support service for whistleblowers has been launched.
Last year
Opinion: Are you in a controlling or co-dependent relationship? Would you consider therapy?
Therapist Margaret Parkes has advice for anyone concerned they may be living in a toxic relationship.
All time
Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster has said the provision of counselling should be underpinned by law.
Problem gambling charity faces threat of closure as government urged to fund services
Sinn Féin’s Thomas Gould has urged the government to provide funding for Extern.
The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope
Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.
College might once have offered an escape for vulnerable students - Covid-19 has changed that
With lectures moving largely online, students with a tough home life may find themselves with few good options.
Irish Cancer Society to fund remote counselling for people who can't have face-to-face sessions due to Covid-19
The service is available to both adults and children who are affected by cancer.
Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced
The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.
Thousands of calls from abuse survivors missed due to limited helpline hours
74% of callers last year were female.
HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline
Registered charity One Family has won the contract to set up the helpline.
Gardaí talk about their fears after being assaulted as one in six officers show symptoms of PTSD
A new study found gardaí who have suffered trauma related to their job do not feel they received adequate support from management.
'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.
Why I became a counsellor: 'Mentally, I’ve gone toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson'
When I was younger, counselling was close to the last thing I would have considered, writes Danny McNeive.
Government considering the roll-out of free contraception
Minister Harris said work to consider the costs and other implications is continuing within his department.
GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies
The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.
What to do when the career you've chosen doesn't give you fulfillment
We usually have more options than we realise, writes Maeve Halpin.
'A connection to the place they know': There's a new online mental health service for teenagers
Turn2MeYouth offers online peer support and individual counselling to 16-19 year olds.
Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies
The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.
'My sister died from it, then my mam had it, then I got it'
Arc Cancer Support helps people deal with the emotional and physical challenges they face before, during and after treatment.
'You get flashbacks of horrific scenes' - Should counselling be mandatory for gardaí?
A 24/7 counselling service was launched for gardaí last year.
New counselling rooms for homeless people open in Dublin today
A new suite of rooms are being opened today.
Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland
The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.
How rogue crisis pregnancy agencies have been operating outside the law here for more than a decade
The agencies are in the spotlight again after an investigation found an agency in Dublin giving abortion misinformation to women.
Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.
The over-emphasis on medication over therapy is just one problem that needs fixing
Before the 2011 election, Taoiseach Enda Kenny singled out mental health as the key issue he wanted to tackle.
Six members of the force died by suicide last year and here's what gardaí want to do about it
As it stands gardaí do not receive specialist counselling services which are available to other emergency services.
Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims
The most common overall setting for abuse was in the family with one quarter of these callers saying their fathers abused them.
There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year
Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.
Online counselling offers easy-to-reach support for depression and anxiety
Its proponents say it offers advantages over other services – but just how popular is e-therapy in Ireland? We talk to mental health support website
Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network
It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”
What I've learned through my career as a counsellor
People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent.
'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.
We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?
Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?
Two young boys waiting over two years for counselling after sexual assault
Tusla says that things are getting better in the area.
How to pick the right therapist for you
People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.
Counselling service Connect extending its hours over Christmas
“Christmas can be an emotional time for people and this creates a greater demand for counselling and support services.”
More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service
A higher proportion of calls came from men.
Increases in domestic violence against men
A new report from domestic abuse service ‘Amen’ has shown an increase in reported incidents.
322 sought post-abortion counselling info from Cura in 2013
The figures are contained in Cura’s annual report for 2013.