Joanne Gilhooly - Psychotherapist & Counsellor - Dublin City - B.A. (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip. Gestalt, MIACP
Dublin Counselling and Psychotherapy Blog

Dublin City

A bright spot on a rainy day in Dublin...

"The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfillment of its own nature, which was to fall...and fall."
   ~ Helen Garner
 
Stephen's Green, Dublin City Centre...
 

Looking Inward in Dublin City Centre...

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A quietish space, just a few minutes from the practice in Dublin City Centre. Great for taking a bit of time out to reflect after a counselling/psychotherapy session, during daylight hours at least.
 
Periods of reflection are important, whether it is after a session, after a tough day at work, a long day with the kids, or just when you need a bit of headspace. People reflect in different ways, whether it is a period of mindfulness, going for a walk or a cycle, writing a few notes in a journal, or simply finding a quiet space to be away from it all.

Born Searching...

Grand Canal in Dublin - Counselling and AttachmentGrand Canal in Dublin - Counselling and Attachment
A college lecturer I had in my final year was very fond of using the phrase "we are born searching..."
 
She was referring to the attachment instinct, the natural instinct to search for a 'good enough' caregiver.
 
And, of course, we're not the only ones.
 
These pictures were taken a couple of years ago at the Grand Canal in Dublin. The mother of these small ducks was strolling along the canal bank, with her chicks moving as fast as they could behind her.