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'this course allowed me to realise and share profound things about myself and this has been empowering'

'It has gifted me some of the most precious 

friendships I have ever had'

Personal Development (3) - For Life


This 30-hour course supports life-long personal development.  All members of the group will have previously completed the course “Personal Development and Counselling Skills” and “Personal Development - Continuing to Grow”.

This course will be experiential in nature and will feel comparable to the previous group experience.  There will be new material to explore with a focus on making personal application of the material in one’s own life.  This will be beneficial personally as well as benefiting participants in their interactions with family, friends and colleagues.

A willingness to openly explore and share with others will again be necessary.  Each group will have between eight and sixteen members.  The group may well be a 'new’ group, drawing together participants from a variety of previous groups.  A new contract regarding confidentiality will be established at our first meeting.


This course does not lead to a professional qualification as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist.  It is designed for personal growth only.

Anticipated Outcomes

The anticipated outcomes of this course are:

       greater self-awareness and sense of personal choice and responsibility

        greater self-worth and confidence

        greater compassion with self and others

        more authentic relationships with others personally and professionally

        more effective communication skills in relationships

Course Content

This course invites participants to explore and deepen their personal awareness particularly in the areas of attachment and management of losses.  Tools to develop self-compassion will be explored to support the process beyond the duration of the course.


There is no assessment in this course however activities to consolidate the learning will be discussed and encouraged.

Delivery Format

This course is being held online via Zoom, therefore a good internet connection will be essential.

One full-day (10:00am - 5:00pm Irish Standard Time) and eight Wednesday evenings (7:00pm - 10:00pm).

N.B.  All courses are subject to a minimum enrolment of eight participants. 


The cost of this programme is €30 per 3-hour session.  A deposit of €75.00 is taken to hold a place and three monthly instalments of €75.00 will be required.


If you are interested in attending this course, please apply via email.  As all participants will have attended previous courses, no interview will be necessary.  In your email, please specify which course you are interested in and if you would like to be with a particular group.


One full-day:  Saturday 4 May 2023:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm  (lunch: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) 

Eight Wednesday evenings :  8 May - 26 June:  7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please apply as soon as possible to reserve a place.

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'this course has positively affected how I am showing up in my relationships and the decisions I am consciously and subconsciously making'

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