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“To thine own self be true”

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I am a qualified and accredited Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor located in Macroom, County Cork. I provide counselling with an emphasis on supporting my clients to a greater understanding of themselves and their problems, while enabling them to find solutions and ways to cope with their challenges.

If you or your loved ones are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addiction, or suicidal ideation, then the services that I offer may be of great benefit to you. If you think that you would like to have support to help you to cope better, to understand things more clearly, and to enjoy this precious and beautiful life to the full, then I am here to help.

I provide professional and caring support and assistance to help you and your loved ones to work through whatever issues you feel are affecting you, blocking you, or harming you.

Together we can work towards your personal development, improvement in your relationships, and effective functioning in your life.

About Olive

“To thine own self be true”
I am a qualified accredited Counsellor and Supervisor who works with individuals, couples, parents, adolescents and students.

Qualifications
>> Masters Degree in Group Facilitation from University College Cork (UCC)
>> Diploma in General Counselling
>> Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision and Reflective Practice
>> Professional qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
>> Professional qualification in Family Counselling
>> Fully accredited member of both the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI), both as a Counsellor and Supervisor

Relevant Experience
Over the past 14 years I have worked with both young people and their families in a HSE-funded centre serving adolescents coping with substance misuse and behavioural issues.

In my private practice of over 20 years, I have helped people to successfully manage many of life's issues such as:

Addiction
Depression
Anxiety
Sexual abuse
Bereavement
Anger management
Trauma in its many forms
Domestic violence
Relationship breakdown
Panic attacks
Suicidal ideation
Bullying
Loneliness
Self-esteem
Work and career challenges
Personal growth and development


I am also a guest lecturer in UCC in the areas of child protection, group facilitation, and working with adolescents and families.

I have vast experience of working with young people in the Education System having spent time working with the Vocational Education Committee.

Supervision
I have over 10 years experience of supervising both pre- and post-graduates from many different disciplines.

Additional Training
>> Addiction Studies
>> Communication Skills
>> Personal Development
>> Therapeutic Crises Intervention Training
>> Strengthening Families Programme
>> John Powell, Self Awareness Programme
>> Mindfulness Facilitation
>> Louise L Hay


Fees & Services

I aim to provide a professional service which is fairly priced. I also afford a number of slots for clients who may be under financial pressure. Phone to discuss this further.
I provide support over shorter term or longer term, as is appropriate for the situation.
Shorter term would generally be 4 weekly sessions.
Longer periods are open-ended, based on mutual agreement.
I provide an environment that is safe, supportive, and confidential in which the client can explore their difficulties and work towards solutions and resolutions.

I have experience and expertise in working with:
Addiction
Depression
Anxiety
Sexual abuse
Bereavement
Anger management
Trauma in its many forms
Domestic violence
Relationship breakdown
Panic attacks
Suicidal ideation
Bullying
Loneliness
Self-esteem
Work and career challenges
Personal growth and development


You will find that it can be very helpful to talk things through with someone who is not involved in your everyday life.

If you feel that I can help you, then please get in touch.
Clinical Supervision provides an opportunity for both supervisor and supervisee to:
>> Forge a working alliance
>> Establish teaching and learning styles
>> Grow self-awareness
>> Develop skills and intervention
>> Create a professional practice in a safe and regulated environment

I have many years' experience as a Clinical Supervisor, and I feel that my training and philosophy allow me to forge a strong working alliance, allowing the unfolding of possibilities in a dynamic and actualising way.

My view is that supervisors are primarily facilitators of reflection, who allow, encourage and support supervisees to come to their own realisations and to learn from their own experiences, in their own learning style – the supervisor is not pushing them in any direction or enforcing any particular teaching on them.

Having a range of different models of supervision available within my philosophy has, I believe, helped me to be a more effective supervisor and to continue to grow in what I can offer to my supervisees. This in turn will, I hope, help them to give their clients as comprehensive and beneficial a service as possible, which is the most important consideration.

If you are a practitioner seeking a Clinical Supervisor and you feel that I can help, then please get in touch.

Contact us

Where

Olive O'Riordan
Macroom
Co. Cork

Contact Me

Email: oliveoriordan@gmail.com
Phone: (087) 6668163
Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am til late

Location
  • Macroom, Co Cork
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