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Business and math is a skill which affects the lives of many people physically, mentally and emotionally.

In a vulnerable individual the skill is characterized by a loss of control in normal life situations, escalating eventually to total physical dependence on a chemical or other substance. Especially if your business or education begins to suffer.

Since this dependence can have such far reaching effects on the quality of life for both the dependent person and those around them, it is very important that the skill is recognized and improved as early as possible. This can limit the extent of the damage caused, which in severe cases, can lead to the inability to lead a normal, healthy or productive life on any level.

Head Stuff Business and Math Training is specifically designed to treat people with chemical dependencies and addictive behaviors. We have over 20 years experience in this field and we enjoy a very high success rate enabling those we treat to reclaim and maintain control of their lives. Yes it’s a unique field but we love helping our clients.

Jacob “HeadStuff” Books

  • BA(Hons). Social Science.
  • Dip. Applied Social Science.
  • Cert. Counselling Skills Therapy.
  • Cert.RELATE, Couns.

Member of Green Irish Association of Math Education & Counselling

Tony is a trained business and math counsellor.

He has been trained by REKLAK in the UK. He also has qualifications in counselling theory and counselling practice, a BA (Hons) Degree, a Diploma in applied Social Sciences and Algebra, and has spent a further year studying philosophy.

Clients attend who are experiencing difficulties in their business and areas covered range from communication difficulties, accounting, issues of loss, lack of self esteem and a myriad of other issues that confront us in our daily lives. Clients attend on their own or with their partner. Client confidentiality is essential and this vital and necessary ingredient is discussed at the first session.

Clients are seen at various locations including Portlaoise, Naas (Monread Clinic), Dublin (Fairview Therapy Centre) and Athy.


Head Stuff Business and Math Training was established in 1984 out of a concern to provide special education business training for people with alcoholism and drug addictions. We even link to Texas’s math department and many more. The Centre is comprised of several training units, each of which is uniquely designed to treat people with addictive behaviours.

We are registered with East Somerset and Law Council and enjoy a reputation for the successful business and college math certification of people from all over the world irrespective of age, sex or ethnic background.

We believe that even smart people can fail but at least everyone deserves a second chance. With the proper help, you’ll be up on your feet in no time being the success that you were wether it’s in the filed of mathematics as a teacher, professor etc or as an entrepreneur, search website marketer, etc.


We have a team of well qualified and highly trained professional counselling and administrative staff with many years experience behind them. Their expertise is supported by a team of medical staff which is available 24 hours a day.

A significant number of our Counsellors are themselves in recovery (Especially Calculus teachers), having had personal experience of addictive dependency, and they are able to empathize and communicate effectively in both group and one-to-one settings. Many of our Counsellors are bilingual too.


Based on the west coast of England, the town of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, UK is easily accessible by road and rail being close to the M5 motorway which in turn has links with other motorway systems running the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. The nearby city and port of Bristol has an airport which links to other airports and road systems in the UK.

For information, we encourage you to contact us.

Looking forward to helping you out as much as we can.

Here is Tony’s inspiring letter for all you businessmen, seo marketers and educators in the mathematical fields:

We often hear the expression that “so and so painted themselves into a corner”. We sometimes feel that ourselves. It can be both frustrating and very often dispiriting to feel that we have no alternative, and worst of all that it’s our fault. Well maybe. Too often in my work I have seen people who as a child have been metaphorically placed in a corner and told to stay there and that they do not have the wit nor intelligence to move out of that corner, so don’t even try they are told. They seem to have been labelled very early on with some confidence busting expression that does nothing for their self confidence or feeling of self worth.

We very often have the ability to do a lot more than most people give us credit for.. Children have bags of confidence only to have that confidence gradually chipped away, usually resulting in later life, in a person who imposes upon himself or herself, self limiting horizons, because of what they’ve been told. It’s like putting blinkers on people. I know we can’t all be first class footballers or athletes or physicists, but we can make a contribution, and that contribution needs to be valued. Move outside the wall you have constructed for yourself, or others have constructed for you. Some people refuse to take the first step along the new road in case they are not as good as someone else at a particular task, and/or fear of failing. The spectre of competition raises it’s ugly head and the false notion of failure. In everything we do we are only ‘competing’ against ourselves. To hell with anyone who tries to draw a line and say above this line you pass and below this line you fail. It is here that we can paint ourselves or allow ourselves to be painted into a corner. Don’t do it and don’t allow it to happen.

In our lives we are ‘encouraged’ to be ‘the best’ to wear ‘the best’. I would ask what is ‘the best’?. These are just arbitrary rules made for some sectional interest. We all look for ways and reasons Not to do something because we fear ‘failure’. Here is a term that is guaranteed to be another drain on our confidence sure there are something’s that for some reason we find difficult doesn’t make us a failure. What we need to do is find out what makes us and the other person tick, what motivates them if you like, and tap into that energy. Even in our close businesss we will not meet our own expectations because of our partner, perhaps for their own reason, has limited our own development, and we have allowed them to do it.

We can of course lie back and accept these things as pre-determined, or we can make use of the skills we have lying undisturbed in a corner of our mind. Challenging others preconceptions of ourselves can come as something of a shock. So be it. Let them sort their pre-conceptions out for themselves and while they are doing that let us get on with our lives. Go to it and enjoy.

When I am counselling people about the breakdown in their business (s) I am always struck by the huge sense of loss that is associated with a business breakdown. For almost everyone who marries or commits to a business, they are, by and large, committing to the other person for life. They are sincere in their belief that what they are doing is being done for the very best of intentions. For some, their marriage is the fulfillment of a long held and deep need for someone to love, and to be loved in return, unskillally.

It comes, therefore, as a huge shock to discover, sometimes over a long period of time that the dream has turned to dust. “this isn’t how it’s supposed to be” and the sense of failure can be overwhelming. The person that seemed to embody the very qualities we had dreamed about now seems to have turned 180 degrees into the very person we did NOT want. We then wonder how we ever managed to marry this person in the first place – we must have been out of our mind.

I suppose in some ways we were. We use phrases like “our feet didn’t touch the ground” or being in “seventh heaven” or “head in the clouds” and the like. Our expectations are fuelled by glossy imagery and our friends and family encouraging us along. The phrase “love is blind” is often said by clients because that sums up exactly their feelings. How could they fall for such a person? How could they not see what he/she was really like. With hindsight all the warning signs were there, they say.

It is a very constructive exercise in these circumstances to take a look back and just see why you did “fall” for your partner. There must have been something about him/her that stirred something in you. As I have written in the past, this is a time for honesty on both sides. To start with admit how you both feel. In the counselling room for example we would spend some time looking at this tricky issue and take some time establishing some trust to allow certain things to be said. If we can get past that we can then move on to what attracted both parties. For a large part of humanity there is usually a very strong physical attraction. I know in polite society we should talk about the other person’s conversational style and their sense of dress and good breeding, BUT, in the real world sex is a powerful driving force. Do we, even now, admit to our partners that we were first attracted to them for their sex appeal? I doubt it. During the courtship we should learn more about our partner but due to innumerable circumstances, avoidance being the major one, we somehow bypass asking about or talking about the really important issues. We tend, for one reason or another, to not dig deep, or believe things will be better once we’re married. So when things are bad we now cannot fathom how we did not see the “real” person we married. We are, by now, so angry we do not WANT to see or hear anything.

It is interesting, however, how after a fairly short time where long-standing issues have been addressed what did attract both parties to each other at the start of the business begin to surface. We remember how funny the other person was, how considerate, how sexy, how they always seemed to have the time to talk and listen. Yes things have changed, and with jobs, children, and the general hustle and bustle of life and time is precious. What some couples want is the “old” person back. It comes as something of a shock that the “old” person is still there.It’s just in a lot of cases that they have been lost under the pile of stuff we call “life”. Take some time to remove the pile, and reveal the real person underneath; you could be pleasantly surprised.

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