Anne Butler Counselling
Counselling “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
Anne Butler Counselling Dublin provides a professional confidential counselling service for adults experiencing difficulties in their lives. Life can be difficult and challenging for all of us at times.
Talking to a trained professional in a safe and supportive environment can help view problems from a different perspective and provide the necessary strategies to work through them.
Anne Butler – Counsellor
About Anne Butler
Following my involvement in bereavement support in a voluntary capacity over fifteen years I trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist and obtained a B.A degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also completed further training in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.Through continuous professional development and training I strive to promote and maintain standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy. I offer counselling services from my office in Dublin and also online via a number of different platforms (Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom etc).
Counselling provides you with the opportunity to talk about issues or problems in your life in a safe, supportive and confidential environment and can support you in making changes in your life, to grow and to develop as a person. This can be accomplished by helping you learn new skills and new ways of looking at your life.
The range of issues dealt with include:
Stress is a normal physical and emotional response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined the body’s defences kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. Stress isn’t always bad, it can help you to perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. It is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work or drives you to study for an exam…
- Tension Headaches
- Difficulty sleeping
When you talk to your partner you feel you are not being listened to or that your opinion does
not matter. After you’ve talked, you feel frustrated and confused. There is a lot of arguments or relationship conflicts.
Low Self-Esteem / Self-Confidence
Low Self-esteem is a thinking disorder in which the individual thinks of him or herself as inadequate, unacceptable, unworthy, unlovable or incompetent. It is an irrational view of self that affects a person’s belief about themselves and results in producing faulty assumptions and ongoing self-defeating behaviour.
- Lack of assertiveness
Bereavement and Loss
Loss and bereavement are an inevitable part of life. Grief is a natural, yet painful response to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and express your emotions in ways that allow you to heal.
You may associate grief with the death of a loved one, but any loss can cause grief, including the loss of a relationship, your health, your job, or a cherished dream. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt.
Depression is a condition characterised by low mood. It manifests in different ways affecting not only how we feel but how we think about things, our energy levels, memory, concentration and sleep patterns.
- Appetite or weight changes
- Sleep changes
- Problems concentrating
Anxiety/ Panic Attacks
Anxiety is the body and mind’s natural reaction to threat or danger. Commonly referred to as the ‘Fight or Flight’ response, the body releases hormones such as adrenaline, which in turn results in a number of physiological reactions occurring in the body. These emotions help us to survive by ensuring that we are alert and responsive to the danger. The problems arise when people’s response (anxiety) is out of proportion to the actual danger of the situation, or that it is generated when there is no danger present.
- “Racing” heart
- Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy
- Feeling sweaty or having chills