Need some extra support? How to find the right therapist for you
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Here's how to find an accredited, reliable therapist near you.
In these bizarre times, minding your mental health has never been so important.
Given the very few highs and the huge amount of lows the last year has brought on, you're definitely not alone if you feel like your mental health has taken a bit of a toll.
And even though we're all a little more open about our mental health these days, seeking therapy can still seem like a taboo area and we're not always eager to share the fact that we're struggling to cope.
But in reality, speaking to a therapist is completely normal and seeking professional support is probably more common in your social circles than you'd think.
If you're looking for a therapist, the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) have over 2,500 trained, accredited therapists on hand to help you out.
Talking through what's on your mind is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your mental health and well-being.
And while taking that first step of seeking out a therapist can be daunting, you can take comfort in the fact that IACP's therapists are approachable, welcoming and ready to help you.
To find the right therapist for you, click here.
You can search for the right therapist based on location and areas of specialty, ensuring you can find a professional that's the right fit for you and your concerns. Many IACP therapists are also facilitating therapy sessions over the phone or on video calls, so Covid-19 restrictions won't stop you from getting the support you need.
Celebrating their 40th year in 2021, IACP is the longest standing and largest member organisation of its kind and they pride themselves on providing reliable and credible support of the highest standard. This means that IACP accredited therapists are appropriately qualified and competent professionals. They are bound by a Code of Ethics and must participate in continuous professional development, so you can rest assured your IACP therapist is fully qualified to support you.
IACP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lisa Molloy said:
"For many, mental health issues are a part of daily life. Where there is a reluctance to speak about mental wellbeing this can cause delays or prevent people from seeking help.
"Marking IACP’s 40th Anniversary, our upcoming Public Event: Essential Conversations with IACP will highlight the fact that conversations about mental health are essential. By talking openly about mental health issues we can raise awareness, remove barriers, and create space for people to feel comfortable and supported.
"I encourage members of the public to sign up for this very special free online event, with Blind Boy as the MC, for some practical tips and open conversations on topics including parenting, body image, and sports," she said.
To sign up for the event, click here.
If you would like to speak to a professional, you can log on to iacp.ie where you'll find over 2,500 trained and accredited therapists based nationwide, many of whom are working via phone/video call and can talk to you today.
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