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Welcome to our Insight Matters - Inspiring Change in Self and Society podcast!

Dil and Anne Marie are the Co-Founders of Insight Matters and with a team of 55 therapists they support the mental health of over 400 clients per week through their two city centre practices in Dublin. The support services are affordable, inclusive and accessible. Since its inception, it has been Dil's and Anne Marie's vision to make Insight Matters a national service.

Dil and Anne Marie have been through their own mental health journey and grappled with depression, anxiety, eating distress, sexual abuse, sexual identity, homophobia and discrimination. Coincidentally in 2006, before they met, they both reached out for help, Anne Marie became an in-patient in a psychiatric hospital and Dil started attending counselling in a centre for sexual abuse survivors. Both Dil and Anne Marie discovered their passion for mental health and 4 years later they met at a mental health retreat. Since then they have become passionate mental health advocates and they hope to raise awareness, break down stigma and inspire change in self and soceity.

For more information please visit www.insightmatters.ie or email [email protected]

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#2 | The Relationship Women Have With Alcohol














Dry January—giving up alcohol for the first month of the
year—for some, it’s an annual tradition/new year’s resolution to drink less,
while for others it acts as a detox from drinking excessively over the
holidays. On this episode of the Insight Matters Podcast, we are looking into
the relationship between women and alcohol.

Joining Dil and Anne Marie for this episode is Louise
Currie, a counsellor and psychotherapist with Alba Psychotherapy. Louise works with
a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, addiction and
addictive behaviour, alcohol and substance abuse, low self-esteem, family and
relationship issues, eating disorders and phobias. Louise explains how she got
into psychotherapy, and opens up about her relationship with alcohol.

Dil, Anne Marie and Louise discuss issues surrounding
alcohol consumption in Ireland: conflicting lessons we are taught as kids, that
alcohol is a good thing, but alcoholism is a bad thing; the power of alcohol as
a stress reliever, how one glass of wine in the evening can become two, two can
become three, and so on; the reticence of people to seek help, due to the
stigma of addiction in this country; and the normalisation of regular drinking
through memes on sites like Facebook.

They seek answers to difficult questions: when do you know
that you have a problem with alcohol? And if you know you have a problem, when
do you do something about it? As well, from the therapist’s point of view, how
does a therapist approach the issue of addiction?Find out more about Louise on her website: https://www.albapsychotherapy.ie
If you need to talk to someone, call us
now on 01-891 0703 or email
[email protected]
for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior
therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form (
www.insightmatters.ie/book-online/)
and we will contact you within 24 hours.