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How to consult a psychologist in Ireland?

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One of the best ways to maintain your emotional stability is with a psychologist or therapist. Therefore, if you are a Brazilian living or temporarily in Ireland, know that if you feel emotionally unstable, the best decision you can make is to seek a professional to help you.

The routine of a foreigner in any country is not easy. Especially in the first few months. The distance from the family, difficulty adapting to the climate and food, concerns about those who stayed in the country of origin and the uncertainties that arise over time, involving health, finances or bureaucratic matters are some factors that can shake anyone’s emotions. In these moments, the help of a professional can help a lot.

When to seek help?

The great difficulty for Brazilians who live outside the country is that, without family members around, it takes them a long time to realize that they need help from a mental health professional.

Another barrier is that many Brazilians associate mental care with “crazy” people or as a “defeat”. However, in Europe, particularly in Ireland, mental care is customary and common.

The Irish seek help from a psychologist or therapist even when they feel “fine”, as they understand that a mental health professional is someone who will, in fact, help him keep his mind focused on the values ​​he believes in and deal with the little everyday problems.

Singles, young people, couples or mature people. Your profile doesn’t matter. We can all seek help from a professional in this area, not only to treat ourselves, but mainly to prevent ourselves, as well as care for our physical body with prevention as well.

So, although the help of a mental health professional is indicated for everyone, some signs can serve as a warning that you are in need of help, such as:

  • Difficulty sleeping at night
  • Worry or fear about the future
  • Feeling of defeat, frustration or failure
  • Irritability
  • Willingness to isolate oneself and aversion to socializing situations

If you experience any of these symptoms, then it is better to seek professional help.

How to Find a Psychologist in Ireland

THEIrish public system it may be the gateway for you to seek mental help. Through consultation with your GP or family doctor, you can get a referral to a suitable practitioner.

You can also look for help, on the official website ofPsychological Society of Ireland.In this portal, you will find specialists in several areas of activity, mirrored throughout Ireland. So, no matter where you are, you will find a psychologist near you..

However, for Brazilians, we can indicate the Society of Brazilian Psychologists in Ireland. That’s right! There is a group of Brazilian professionals who can help you. At theinstitution’s website, you can schedule an appointment, read articles, and more.

Take care of yourself

Don’t be ashamed and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Life abroad has many barriers. It’s not a fairy tale like we see on social media. Open yourself up to new opportunities and enjoy your stay in another country with your mental health up to date.

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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