Have Or Are You Been Affected By A Parent’s Alcohol And Drug Use?

While no one sets out to become dependent on a substance or behaviour when living with a parent who has a substance abuse disorder childhood innocence is robbed. The most distressing part of addiction is the abuse and neglect of children. Parents are meant to nurture and protect their children, but if they are dependent on a substance this will take over leaving children feeling lonely and scared. When there is addiction in the home communication can be unclear and parent’s behaviour can be erratic varying from loving and caring to angry and withdrawn. This chaos and inconsistency leave children feeling anxious, angry, confused and insecure. Children love their parents and worry that they don’t love them enough to stop drinking or using drugs. They may not understand that their parent’s mood can be dependent on the volume of alcohol or drugs in their system. What is child abuse [...]

By |2019-10-21T13:37:12+00:00October 1st, 2016|My Blog|0 Comments

Guest Blog: Energy Emotional Freedom Techniques for Coping with Other People’s Addictions by Susan Browne

It’s not easy when you are impacted by someone else’s addiction problems. People end up feeling worried, frustrated, powerless, maybe even thoughts that they might be somehow to blame, and often angry and resentful. The feeling of treading on eggshells around a loved one’s overuse is also a common theme. It would be of great benefit for you to develop an awareness of your own stress levels, and take action to help yourself. EFT (stands for emotional freedom techniques - tapping on energy meridian end points to improve energy flow) has helped thousands of people to de-stress and get into a better mindset around hundreds of day-to-day and much more serious challenges that life can present. Living with an addict is no exception. What if you were to rate your stress levels around this just now, how stressed do you feel? Rate yourself on the SUE scale . [...]

By |2019-10-21T13:38:29+00:00September 20th, 2016|Addiction, My Blog|0 Comments

Recovery, how does family life change?

When living with the effects of someone’s addiction for so long patterns of behaviour and thinking become engraved in the psyche. When recovery comes into the home life can be much different than expected. Deciding to overcome an addiction it is a wonderful step which needs to be respected and supported. In recovery families need time and patience to adjust and heal, and this can sometimes be wrought with problems. Family support counselling, groups and programs often help family members deal with any issues or concerns they may have. Family Relationships in Recovery. When someone goes into recovery they can transform their personality and lifestyle. This, in turn, means family members may need to adjust to these changes. This can be difficult especially if family members are still hurt from the consequences of addiction. Addiction destroys everything and everyone in its path, so family members [...]

By |2019-10-21T13:40:54+00:00August 14th, 2016|Family Support, My Blog|0 Comments

What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety? At some point in our lives we all feel some form of anxiety and this is a normal response to stressful situations. It is usual to feel anxious before exams, in awkward social situations or starting a new job. What makes one person anxious may not create the same reaction in another. While anxiety is an everyday feeling, it can become an issue when there is no apparent cause for that anxiety, or when it continues for more than a few of weeks. Anxiety can cause physical, behavioural and cognitive symptoms which can develop over time, and because we all experience anxiety at some stage, it can be hard to know how much is too much. It becomes an issue when the symptoms affect everyday living. It occurs when the person has a severe overreaction to a situation than what might be typically expected in [...]

By |2019-10-21T15:16:45+00:00June 28th, 2016|My Blog|0 Comments

Why I love offering an Online Counselling Service

When I started my counselling practice it was from a desire to support people. I know the affect anxiety, depression or addiction has on people and families and felt that my own experiences put me in a position to give that support. So when I launched my practice it was to provide one to one counselling to people in my local community in North Kerry. Sometimes when clients contacted me for an appointment and inquired where my practice was based I often got the following responses ‘Oh that’s too far for me to travel’ or ‘I can’t make an evening appointment’ or ‘I’ve no childcare at that time’. I felt really bad for these clients as I know the courage it requires to take that first step and contact a service looking for help. This prompted me to launch my online counselling service. Why? Firstly I believe that everyone [...]

By |2020-02-20T13:22:03+00:00April 14th, 2016|Addiction, Family Support, My Blog|1 Comment

Happy New Year 2016

Christmas and the New Year is often a time to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming one. How many of us have made New Year’s resolutions only to keep them for a few days. I am certainly guilty of that! The last few months have been really busy for me, I have been working on attracting new clients to my practice, updating my website and even started to write blogs! So how has this change happened so far? Well, I realised that I had let the ball drop in relation to my practice and decided to complete a client attraction course online. Attending online webinars has been completely new for me and I have learned so much both personally and professionally from them. What an amazing journey it’s been so far. Thank you Shelly Hutchinson and everyone at Client Nectar I have come to recognize that [...]

By |2017-12-13T20:31:16+00:00January 1st, 2016|My Blog|0 Comments

What is Inner Healing Counselling All About?

Welcome to Inner Healing Counselling. My name is Eileen Foley, I am an addiction counsellor and my practice is based in Listowel, Co Kerry.  I also have an online counselling service which I offer one to one counselling to clients. I graduated in 2011 from Athlone Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Addiction Studies. I offer one to one counselling to people 18 years and over and support both people with addiction issues, people in recovery from addiction and their friends and family members. I am passionate about addiction and that comes from my own experiences. Years ago I developed an equation which really helped me accept what addiction is. I’m going to share it with you because it helped me so much!                                                                                             Addiction = Insanity! It’s that straightforward. In active addiction or living with addiction, people do and say insane things, behave in a [...]

By |2017-12-13T20:31:16+00:00December 11th, 2015|My Blog|0 Comments
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