Limerick Leader2 Facebook Sex Scam

Thanks to Donal O’Regan for drawing attention to the plight of men who have been targeted by a Facebook  Sex Scam and for highlighting the hidden dangers of the impact this blackmail could have. 

The “set up” itself is an old one; attractive woman lures unsuspecting man into a compromising position and blackmails him with the evidence of his indiscretion. Aside from the threat of humiliation and shame, the possible repercussions for the men regarding social standing or employmentare far and wide. 
And on top of this these men have been abused by a person they believed to be an intimate partner. Sharing intimate, private images is becomming more commonplace and is being covered well in the media right now, however this time there is another level added: blackmail. 

As surely as a the threat of physical violence, black mail is a threat to destroy, ruin and expose.
If you have been effected by this scam or have been exposed to image sharing and would like to talk to someone about the effect this has had, please feel free to call me on 087 7097477 or to contact me in confidence at midwestcounselling@gmail.com.

Exam Results

I have a bone to pick with exams.
Perhaps ( or probably!) it’s because of personal experience but I can’t say I’m happy with the leaving cert in particular. It’s gotten far to much credit for my liking.
Your whole life, apparently, depends on this one exam. This will dictate who you become in life. The money you make, the house you live in, all of this is dependant on this one set of results.

Well, frankly, that’s not true. Anyone who says it is, is wrong.

Added unnecessary stress, pressure and competition is the very last thing anyone needs while they are trying to make important decisions. Even those who should know better can be guilty of heaping on the stress at the worst time possible.

These are just exam results. Good or bad they are no reflection of who you are as a person, of your intellectual capability, or what you’re going to accomplish in life.

If you want to talk about exams or plans or college or just what’s on your mind, call me on 087 7097477 for an appointment.