The Head First Podcast
Our Biggest Fears About Therapy

Our Biggest Fears About Therapy

January 12, 2021

In this episode, I talk to Counselling Psychologist Dr. Mollie-Kate Richardson about people's greatest fears when it comes to therapy. 

 

When I asked you on Instagram, these were your biggest concerns: 

- Cost

- Concerns about opening up

- Not knowing what to say or where to start

- Not knowing what therapy or therapist is right

- Worried about opening a can of worms

- Worried your problem isn't big enough

- Worried your therapist thinking your crazy

- Worried about time

 

If you wish to book in with Mollie-Kate or myself, feel free to contact us by the Spectrum Mental Health website - www.mentalhealth.ie

My Psychology Career

My Psychology Career

December 7, 2020

This one is a Q&A format. I collected questions on my Instagram and I've put together the most popular for this podcast on psychology as a career. 

 

Instagram: @headfirst0 

Email: joeobrien@mentalhealth.ie

Parenting & Children’s Mental Health

Parenting & Children’s Mental Health

November 13, 2020

In this episode, I talk to Clinical Paediatric Psychologist, Dr. Martha Deiros Collado about parenting and children's mental health. I feel like every parent needs to listen to this!

 

If you want to find Martha, check out her Instagram

@drmdc_paediatric_psychologist

The Complexity of Obesity and Weight Management with Jenny Rosborough

The Complexity of Obesity and Weight Management with Jenny Rosborough

September 28, 2020

Obesity is one of the biggest public health concerns at the moment, and often the conversation centres around how the individual is personally responsible. 

In this episode I speak with Jenny Rosborough where we explore all of the different factors that play into obesity and weight management. Jenny is a registered nutritionist who specialises in public health. Jenny works with Jamie Oliver as the Head of Nutrition and works in Public Health to change the conversation when it comes to obesity and public health. 

A New Way of Thinking About Mental Health

A New Way of Thinking About Mental Health

July 21, 2020

We often hear the term “disorder” used in mental health, which can insinuate that our brains are not functioning correctly or that they are “abnormal”. In this video, I offer another perspective on how some mental health issues that would generally be classed as “disordered” may just be part of the human experience.

 

For professional enquiries, reach me at - joeobrien@mentalhealth.ie

 

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The Psychology of Making Dietary Changes

The Psychology of Making Dietary Changes

April 10, 2020

In this episode, I'm speaking about why psychology is an important factor to consider when changing your diet. The psychology of behaviour change and habits is becoming more recognised as an important factor to consider when making changes, however we still don't see the importance of it, in first wave interventions. 

 

This episode covers why psychology is an important factor to consider for making dietary changes. 

 

IG: @headfirst0

Relationship Issues

Relationship Issues

February 25, 2020

In this episode, I speak to relationship therapist Nicole Banner about building a better relationship with your partner. 

With approximately 200 questions submitted, this podcast was highly anticipated! I hope you get as much from it as I did.

 

Nicole Banner is a therapist with Spectrum Mental Health who works in Dublin City. She has recently set up her own Instagram page (nbanner.therapy) to talk about these topics, as well as mental health more broadly. 

Work-life Balance, Stress and Mental Wellbeing

Work-life Balance, Stress and Mental Wellbeing

November 27, 2019

In this episode, I speak with Chartered Counselling Psychologist Nicole Paulie who works as an onsite workplace psychologist and offers private counselling in Dublin.

I have collected questions from my Instagram page (headfirst0) about what people struggle with at work, and we’ve addressed them on this episode!

 

I found it really interesting talking to Nicole because so many people who have difficulty with their mental health cite work issues as a significant contributor.

Check it out if you have difficulty with workplace stress or if you find it difficult to balance work and life.

 

Instagram: headfirst0

Email: joeobrien@mentalhealth.ie

Sex Work, Objectification and Mental Health

Sex Work, Objectification and Mental Health

September 29, 2019

This episode I speak to Dr. Mollie-Kate Richardson, who is a Psychologist with Spectrum Mental Health.

Her research explored the mental health impact of selling or exchanging sex.

We speak about objectification, feminism, and how the concepts found in her research apply universally to all women. A really interesting podcast to record, and some very insightful topics were brought up in Mollie-Kate's research.

Dieting & Mental Health with Isa Robinson

Dieting & Mental Health with Isa Robinson

August 25, 2019

I'm lucky to be joined on this episode by Isa Robinson, graduate of an MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition from University College London, and is also an associate registered nutritionist. 

We speak about diet culture and how dieting can have an impact on our mental well-being. We also speak about relationship with food and eating disorders, and a host of other interesting tangents that we go on! 

I really enjoyed chatting with Isa on these topics. You can check out Isa's Instagram @isarobinson_ 

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