It is Normal to Feel Anxious During Lockdown

Owen Connolly, founder and counselling psychologist at the Connolly Counselling Centre, was interviewed this week by Johnny Brew for Irish newspaper The Independent. Johnny caught up with Owen in his beautiful garden in County Dublin and asked him to speak on the effects on people’s mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Owen emphasised the fact that feelings of anxiety during this time are perfectly normal, but of course we all need to talk about our feelings in order to process and deal with them. He had some encouraging words to say about Ireland and Irish people – Irish people have come through many hard times before and are very resilient. Owen also spoke of the importance of counselling services now more than ever. We can all find comfort in a brighter future.

You can go to the link here or watch the video below.

Owen Connolly - The Independent, May 2020

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