Insight Matters


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.

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#4 | CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

When it comes to talk therapy there are many approaches that
can be helpful to our mental health. As part of our efforts to demystify the
world of psychotherapy, this week we are going to look at Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy (CBT) and try to debunk the myths around CBT for clients and

Joining Dil and Anne Marie for today’s episode is Eoin
Stephens, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Trainer who has more than 25 years of
experience in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Eoin specialises in
such areas as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Addictive Behaviours,
Sexual Addictions and Social Anxiety, as well as in Counselling and
Psychotherapy Education.

Dil, Anne Marie and Eoin discuss what CBT is in a nutshell, some
of the incorrect myths about CBT for both clients and therapists, the
collaborative nature of CBT—the client learns how CBT works, so that they can
help themselves, as well as how CBT focuses on the patterns that perpetuate
mental health problems.

They also discuss experiential learning: how with CBT, a lot
of the important mental shifts come between sessions rather than in the
sessions; the creativity and exploration within CBT; and also, the limits of
CBT, when it isn’t suited to clients.

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