I am a qualified counsellor (B.S.c.Hons. counselling and psychotherapy) and parenting course provider (Dip. Parent Mentoring). I have offices in Killeagh and Youghal serving Cork and Waterford . I help and support people to have a better quality of life.
I follow the I.A.C.P. (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) code of ethics and I am the I.A.C.P. Treasurer for the southern region. I can help you develop skills and life tools to work towards an improved quality of life. I offer evening appointments to facilitate those who cannot attend during the day. I work with a wide range of issues that include:
Violence in the home
Separation and divorce
Spiritual and religious confusion
I studied parent mentoring in UCC for two years and graduated with a diploma in parent mentoring. I currently offer one to one parenting courses. Courses are designed to suit each individual’s different requirements. I have assisted many parents in having healthy relationships with their children. My parenting courses are recognised by the H.S.E., Barnardos and the Irish courts system.
In cases where separation and divorce proceedings are in the court system, many parents have found that having completed a parenting course was of great benefit to them in achieving a fairer result in relation to access of their children. The advantages of one to one parenting courses are:
- Shorter waiting time
- More Confidential
- Tailor designed to suit your requirements
- More support for you personally
Topics that are frequently disused are:
Parent /child conflicts
Establishing good routines
Play and special time with children
The power of positive attention
Planed sanction system/time out
Dealing with tantrums
Poor bedtime routine
Promoting children’s play
I am currently updating my skills and knowledge following my original B.S.c.Hons) by continuing to attend courses and workshops to make sure that my clients benefit from, updated skills, practices and techniques from an authentic and ethical counsellor.
Recent Courses Attended
Sex and sexual issues
Child protection awareness programme
Formulating an approach to help parent and child communicate better.
Trauma and the body
Mindfulness and meditation
Suicide intervention skills