Helen O’Callaghan MIACP

Helen’s focus is on the creation of a warm safe environment where the relationship between client and counsellor is of paramount importance.  She feels that it is within this space true healing begins.

Issues and areas of expertise:

Relationship Issues & Family Conflicts

Separation and Dealing with Relationship Break-Down

Anger Management Issues

Grief & Loss

Adjusting to Life After a Stroke

Parenting Advice & Counselling for Parenting Issues

Therapy for Children & Adolescents

End of Life Concerns

General Counselling

Anxiety, Phobias, Stress Management

Couples Counselling

CBT

Telephone & Skype counselling

Helen’s area of expertise lies in general counselling using a humanistic integrative approach drawing on her vast experience and training.

Much of Helen’s work is influenced by the holistic approach developed during her time spent in Marymount Hospice as a Social Worker, which gave her invaluable experience both in keeping her well informed on Child Protection legislation and in the first-hand experience gained through ground work.

Helen previously worked in Mental Health Services at a Residential Therapeutic setting and is actively involved with child care and welfare acting as a family assessor for a fostering agency. She is passionate about suicide awareness completing her thesis in UCC on ‘Educating Children for Grief as A Way Forward’ based on the Seasons For Growth bereavement program. She is a volunteer with Childline services in Cork and with the HSE Mental Health counselling services in Midleton.

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (CIT)

BSW (Hons) in Social Work (UCC), NQSW in Social Work (UCC)

Certificate in Reality / Choice Therapy WG II

Certificate in ASSIST suicide prevention programme

Certificate in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy (Tracht)

Certificate in Bereavement / Grief / Loss and Palliative Care (Marymount Hospice)

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