Karl Melvin (Street Articles Author)
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An Irish based psychotherapist, working towards helping people break free from toxic emotions, behaviors and relationships.

Based in Dublin, I’m currently a psychotherapist and pre-accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP – www.irish-counselling.ie). I graduated with a Diploma in Counselling from Psychotherapy PCI College Ireland and have worked in private practice for over 2 years. I’m currently based in Aspen Counselling (www.aspencounsellingservices.com).

Setting Boundaries
Have you ever had a moment when someone asks you to do something and you wanted to say ‘No’, but felt obliged and said ‘Yes’? It then bothers you for the rest of the day and you begrudgingly do the task. Have you ever had someone make an underhanded remark…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Aug 22, 2015  
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Overcoming Claustrophobia
Claustrophobia is the fear of being confined in enclosed spaces and not being able to get out. The most common examples where suffers experience anxiety include lifts and planes however they could easily find themselves distressed in any small room in any house or building. In the US alone it…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Anxiety   Aug 11, 2015  
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Men And Ageing
At 51 the last thing my client expected was to be sitting across from me in the therapy room. His marriage on the rocks, he was aware of the need to find better ways of relating with his wife and kids. He was tired of shouting and couldn’t suppress the…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Depression   Aug 03, 2015  
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Understanding Teenagers
“I’m too old to get back into football” remarked my 16 year old client. This was a smart guy with so much going for him, but he was struggling in school as he wasn’t getting along with one of his teachers. In addition relations with his parents were pretty bad,…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Jul 30, 2015  
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Men And Mental Health
My client was 32 and full of nervous energy. Suffering from anxiety and depression for several years, he came to therapy to find ways to letting go of an extremely narcissistic parent. Although he had physically cut the parent out of his life, psychologically the toxic presence was felt daily.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Depression   Jul 30, 2015  
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A Prison Called Anger
Recently, I was sitting in a coffee shop with a friend listening to him complain about a trip I had organised and blaming me for how poor it was. As he held me accountable for the bad weather and other very minor misfortunes, I could quickly feel tension rise inside…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Anger Management   Jul 30, 2015  
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