I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 2011. I strongly believe that people can make decisions and address issues in their lives, once they have the time, space and support to do so. I see my role as helping people to identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and uncertainty.
I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship issues and personal development issues. You may not know exactly what is wrong but if you feel unsettled in yourself, unhappy or don't feel in control of what is happening in your life, then counselling may be able to help you.
I have a particular interest in parenthood and how people make the decision of whether to become a parent or not. This is a very important decision with each option having long term impacts. I have conducted research on this topic and work to raise awareness around this in Ireland. Please visit www.arekidsforme.ie for more information on this service.
I have worked as a trainer and group facilitator for over ten years in areas including mental health, personal development and parenting skills.
Margaret O'Connor MIACP
Fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Masters in Gender, Culture and Society, University of Limerick
Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
Bachelor of Social Science, University College Cork
Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness with Clients, Irish Mindfulness Academy
Other course topics include anger management, domestic violence issues, bereavement, personal development and parenting skills courses.
Group Facilitation, FETAC Level 6
Train the Trainer, FETAC Level 6
I hope this shows that I am passionate about working with people and take great pride in the progress and success of my clients. Please contact me if you feel I can help you in one of these areas, I look forward to hearing from you.