I have worked as a professional youth worker since 1991, working in a variety of settings. I am also a qualified Life & Parent Coach. I also work in a variety of capacities with individuals and groups.
Liam Doocey, MA BA Dip NMC
Over the last 13 years, I have delivered workshops and information sessions on a wide range of subjects including alcohol and drugs, bullying, social media, parenting etc. to young people, schools, parent associations, youth groups, sports clubs, third level institutions and companies.
- MA in Youth & Community Studies from Brunel University, London
- BA (Hons.) in Sociology from UCC
- Diploma in Youth & Community Work from UCC
- Diploma in Life Coaching (Noble Manhattan Coaching, UK)
- Certificate in Drugs Counselling & Intervention Skills from UCD
- I am also trained in Child Protection, ASSIST Suicide Prevention Training and Group Facilitation and have completed ongoing professional development relating to working with young people.
Life and Parent Coach
A Life Coach helps each of their clients to become increasingly proactive, rather than passive, and increasingly creative, rather than reactive, in the way they approach their lives.
This empowering and positive process of change can be effective within all kinds of settings to bring out the best in people and Coaching is now a recognised profession with established methods for helping people grow and excel both in their personal lives and their work.
(Comprehensive in-depth report and study of: ‘A Definition of Coaching’ by Noble Manhattan Coaching Ltd.)
In 2007 I qualified as a Life Coach with Noble Manhattan Coaching Ltd. in the UK. I am accredited with the International Institute of Coaching (IIC). As a Life and Parent Coach I can provide you with support to ascertain what you want for your own life.
The services provided by a coach to the client are coaching or tele-coaching, as designed jointly with the client. Coaching, which is not advice, therapy, or counselling, may address specific personal projects, business successes, or general conditions in the client’s life or profession.
Other coaching services include value clarification, brainstorming, identifying plans of action, examining modes of operating in life, asking clarifying questions, and making empowering requests.
Drug Awareness Workshops
In 1998 I became one of the first youth workers to be employed in the area of drugs education/prevention in Cork. Since 2001, I have worked in a variety of settings including primary schools, secondary schools, third level institutions and companies providing drugs education to young people, parents, students and employees. These workshops focus on exploring attitudes and beliefs in relation to drugs/alcohol as well as providing practical information which is relevant and up-to date.
Bullying Awareness Workshops / Information Sessions
I have been approached by primary schools, secondary schools, parent associations, sports clubs etc. over the last number of years to talk and work with groups relating to the issue of bullying including cyber bullying and social media. I bring a wealth of experience working for over 20 years with young people to bear with regard to this topic and I deal with it in a way that is very down to earth and to the point.
I have provided support over the years to individual parents looking for support in relating to their children/teenagers. I have also delivered talks on issues which are relevant to parents including drugs/alcohol, bullying, communication with teenagers, sexual health etc.
I also deliver workshops to groups on issues such as motivation, self esteem, time management, work/life balance etc.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of my work please feel free to contact me at;