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

 
Counselling in Dublin City Centre"J spoke about the natural laws that govern the seasons, how the fields could give the appearance of fallowness, yet the seeds were sheltering underground. Winter was a period of hibernation and incubation, when energy could restore itself. There could be a spiritual intelligence in staying low to the ground, but the ground itself was not dead. Green spring always came back."
 
~ To Call Myself Beloved, Eina McHugh
 
 
 
 

Why 'Good Enough'?

 
The term ‘good enough’, as used by many therapists, stems from the work of D.W. Winnicott, a psychoanalyst and object relations theorist who used it in relation to the mothers and children he worked with.  The good enough mother, though less than ‘perfect’, isgood enoughto be able to care for her child in a way that helps them to develop high self-esteem, good ego strength, and a strong sense of self.  
 
The good enough mother, according to Winnicott, is actuallymore effective