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Change happens, it’s what we do with it that matters. Life presents us with many challenges, some very positive and exciting life changing events, others, life changing yes, but possibly not as we would have planned for ourselves. Most of the time we do our best to manage our particular circumstances with the support of…

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There are very few of us that have not been affected in some way by the death of a loved one. Few of us escape that raw guttural pain that takes us unexpectedly on a journey we never envisaged or even wanted for ourselves. Like childbirth with its pangs of labour that only mothers know…

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It is hard to believe that Christmas is but three weeks away, and yet the towns and cities are full of Christmas lights and music. I love how retailers dress their shop windows and display their Christmas stock. Children and teachers are frantically preparing  concerts full of angels and shepherds and Mary and Joseph’s, and…

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Welcome to my new website and blog, Counselling in West Cork. I was advised by a dear friend who said “Alve get with it,how will clients know you are counselling in west Cork if you don’t let them know you are there”.So here I am,now you know I’m here! I’ve been practicing part-time as a…

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