Information and Resources














Useful websites and links:



- All-Ireland EMDR Association


- Self-compassion theory and practices

Website of Psychologist Kristin Neff, with lots of information and free exercises and meditations on the practice of self-compassion for mental health. 



- Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

Regulatory body of psychotherapy professionals in Ireland


- The Oxford Mindfulness Centre

International centre of excellence within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry that works with partners around the world to prevent depression and enhance human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness.


- Your Mental Health

Useful HSE website with information on mental health:


- Mental Health Ireland

National voluntary organization that promotes positive mental health


- Wellbeing Foundation

Helpful site with information on Depression, Anxiety and Mental Illness


- Grow

Mental health support and recovery.



What books can I read that might be helpful?


Here are some useful books on dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder:

- Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation, by suzette Boon, Kathy Steele and Onno Van Der Hart.

- Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatisation, by Anne van Der Hart.

- First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple, by Dr. Cameron West.

- Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, by James A. Chu.

- Recovery is my Best Revenge; My Experience of Trauma, Abuse and Dissociative Identity Disorder, by Carolyn Spring. 

- Finding Solid Ground: Overcoming Obstacles in Trauma Recovery, by Dr. Bethany Brand.


Some recommended books on Complex PTSD:

- Trauma and Recovery, by Judith Lewis Herman.

- The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van Der Kolk.

- It's Not You, It's What Happened to You: Complex Trauma and Treatment, by Christine Courtois.


Also, he HSE has a special section on Bibliotherapy on their website, and if you click on the link below, it will bring you directly to their list of books, organized in categories. The lists have been circulated by HSE to all public libraries in Ireland, so you should be able to find a copy at your local library:



If you need urgent help or are feeling suicidal:

- Pieta House

Organisation that offers crisis intervention and aftercare for people who are feeling suicidal and their families. Free of charge counselling.


- Samaritans

24 ur phone helpline

Call 1850 60 90 90 


- 1Life

24 hour Suicide Helpline

Call 1800 247 100 or text HELP to 51444



Useful videos:


- Dr. Mark Williams (Mindfulness)

British Psychologist and researcher who works in the University of Oxford and helped develop the Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy programme for people who get depressed recurrently. 



- MBCT and depression:


- Kristin Neff (self-compassion)

American psychologist and researcher, who advocates and researches the benefits of practicing self-compassion for mental and physical health.


- Carl Rogers

American psychologist. Founding father of humanistic, client-centered psychotherapy.

Carl Rogers interview on Humanistic (or client-centered) psychotherapy


- Irvin Yalom MD

American Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, well known for his model of Existential Psychotherapy.

Irvin Yalom interview on Humanistic Existential psychotherapy


- Viktor Frankl

Austrian jewish neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor. Well known for his model of Logotherapy and for the concept of Meaning.

Viktor Frankl on the concept of meaning


- William Glasser

American Psychiatrist who advocates the power of counselling as opposed to the 'medical model' which focuses on classifying and medicating "mental illness". Creator of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy.

Glasser interviewed on the dangers of overmedicating in Psychiatry