Personal Development and Psychotherapy

Retreat dates  

April 28 - 30 

Personal Development and Counselling Skills

Starting January - Wednesday evenings

7:00pm - 10:00pm

€30 per session

Places are limited to sixteen per group


Courses and workshops

 for groups

 - in person and on Zoom

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“I’m not perfect … but I’m enough.”

 Carl Rogers

Courses and Workshops

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A beautiful foundation in getting to know and care for oneself and others

Personal Development (1)

and Counselling Skills

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Counselling Skills (1b)

Available to those who have attended a previous personal development course

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Personal Development (2)

- Continuing to Grow

Ongoing support for those who have attended a previous personal development course

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A follow-on course to support personal development for life!

Personal Development (3)

- For Life

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4 November

This workshop can be delivered with specific groups or businesses and tailored accordingly



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28 - 30

A 3-day retreat in a beautiful venue in the West of Ireland (Private group bookings can be arranged)

Self-Exploration through Expressive Arts 

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We cannot journey with our clients further than we have gone ourselves

Personal Development for Therapists

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A one-day workshop to support parents caring for a child/children with Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Support Workshop

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Private group


Training for your employees or group, supporting personal wellbeing and communication as a group

Wellbeing and Communication Workshops

About Paula

Paula Short Personal Development Courses and Psychotherapy

My approach is primarily humanistic, working from the person-centred model, however I have also integrated some of the key concepts behind other theoretical approaches and may utilise techniques from these models

I have over twenty years experience as a Psychotherapist and over ten years experience as a Group Facilitator and Lecturer in third level education in Counselling and Psychotherapy, up to and including Level 8 programmes.

I also have a background in musical theatre and this allows me to bring a high level of creativity to my work.  Knowing that each individual is unique, I believe that the personal journey to happier mental health will also be completely unique.

I would love the opportunity to journey with you.

Psychotherapy Training

Master of Arts in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 

- Tivoli Institute

Bachelor of Science honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

- Middlesex University

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

- Middlesex University

Diploma in the Psychology of Counselling 

- National University of Ireland

Courses can be delivered for groups with specific interests or backgrounds.  Please let me know if you would like to be with a particular group or if you would like to arrange something for a particular group.

Please call me on 

+353 86 835 8971 


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