ABOUT INTU HEALTH
We welcome you to our calm and nurturing space where our philosophy is supporting your mental and physical wellbeing. We offer therapies such as Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Nutrition, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Mindfulness to support you. We run courses and WORKSHOPS in Weight management, Nutrition, Skincare, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Mindfulness. We believe in education and promoting health awareness, as knowledge is empowering.
Life can present us with situations which are overwhelming and can result in anxiety and depression. Relationship problems, work difficulties, poor health and stress can negatively impact mental health and physical wellbeing. Sometimes there may be no specific reason for feeling low or unhappy.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling can help you to manage negative thinking, behaviour and emotions. We provide a supportive space where you can find a way through difficulties and move forward with a better understanding. If you are experiencing health problems or you have eating behaviour which causes you distress, and would like to improve your health, we can work together to find solutions.
Deirdre O’Callaghan is a Psychotherapist BSc (Hons) and an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MIACP). She is a registered practitioner of Clinical aromatherapy (IFPA), Nutritional Therapy (NTOI) and Reflexology (IRIL). She has trained with the National Centre for Eating Disorders in the UK and has a professional certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
“I love working with people to improve their health, both Mental and Physical, and discover their potential. I believe that the body and mind should be viewed as an interconnected system. Each affects the other. When we experience problems it is helpful to look at our lifestyle, environment, relationships and thinking style as well as physical symptoms. In this way, it may be possible to identify the root cause of illness. It is inspirational to see Clients improve their health and well being”.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE
Nutrition Therapy is a science based complementary therapy and the focus is on the complete person, not the symptom or disease. All aspects of your health are taken into account including previous medical history and lifestyle as well as genetic and environmental influences. A dietary analysis and lifestyle assessment is included in the consultation.
Often, we are so busy or stressed, we don’t have time to think about our health and wellbeing. It is only when a health issue arises that we have to take time out to assess our lifestyle. The body is good at sending signals when it is imbalanced and this can often be addressed before health is affected. Nutrition can have a powerful influence on our health. Food provides us with energy and also the building blocks for growth and repair. Good quality food promotes healthy function of the body systems, hormones, immune system and brain function.
We can help you to improve your health and wellbeing. You will be supported in making changes which will help to improve your energy levels, optimise nutrition and promote better sleep. Health is about the complete person; physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual. Each aspect affects or influences the others. You can improve your health by working with us to create a personalised nutrition plan to suit your lifestyle. This is done using a functional medicine approach. We work alongside your medical practitioner and may refer you to them if we feel it is necessary or if your symptoms require medical investigation and treatment.
Emotional eating and distressed eating can contribute to cycles of dieting, weight issues and negative self image. I can work with you to address the anxiety, unhelpful eating patterns and negative thinking about food and body image. Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques can help you to stop worrying about food and diets. Finding a new approach will help you to thrive, no longer a slave to rules about eating.
Reflexology and Aromatherapy can relieve stress and promote relaxation. This benefits your body in many ways as the body systems can perform their functions more efficiently. A stressed body or mind results in muscle tension, increased pressure on the cardiovascular system, digestive system and nervous system. Reducing anxiety and stress response improves the physical functioning of the body and the cognitive function of the mind.