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About Me

I am a Certified Mind Coach, Life Coach and NLP Practitioner, with a Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). Combining both disciplines of Coaching and NLP creates a highly effective method of changing unresourceful beliefs and behaviours, which hold us back from achieving our goals, and moving forward in life.


I endeavour to bring people on a journey from being stuck and unsure to achieving better outcomes and improved quality of life. Identifying the problems along with the specific programmes that the person is running, I am offering to work with you on an individual basis to establish your desired outcome and enabling you to make the choices you need to move on and grow. 

SERVICES

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One To One Coaching

Individual Coaching consists of three sessions.  The first session is used to get to know each other and to identify your needs and what you would like to achieve.  This is a one and a half hour session.  If you’re overwhelmed or stressed for example, identifying what the stressor is and learning how to process things in more resourceful ways, will remove the stress reaction.  The second and third sessions, both an hour in duration, work on strategies and ways to deal with your issue, providing you with the tools and resources which you need.  It is not always possible to change the actual difficulty you face but changing your reaction to it, is the key to having better quality of life.

One to One Coaching Sessions can cover many different topics including:

  • Stress and Anxiety Management / Coping Skills

  • Goal Setting Strategies / Personal Development

  • Confidence Building / Changing Unresourceful Behaviours

 

Often people like to return on a monthly or six week basis, after the initial three sessions are completed. It’s totally flexible and we can develop an appointment schedule which meets your individual needs.

€60 per session

Books

Study Skills And Planning

Do you know how to Study?  Teachers tell us to Study, Parents tell us to Study, but nobody ever really tells us how to Study.

 If you know how to do something, then it is simple but if you don’t know, it’s impossible. How often have you been dissatisfied with your results, blaming yourself for your results? The real reason for failure is not knowing how?  If you don’t know how to Study, where to start, then a Study Skills is definitely for you.  It stands to reason that if you study in the best way for you, then the results will be a lot better, so come along and identify what works best for you.

Find out how to study, when and where to study, what works and what doesn’t.  Learn how to design a realistic and achieveable Study Plan that works for you and with you.  One that you will follow (not just a fancy piece of wall art).  If the Study Plan is worked around you and how you study best, you have a much better chance of sticking to it and getting the results you want.

Individual Session  -  €75

Group Sessions (4 people)  -  €40

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Weight Management

Have you tried every diet known to man from the Cabbage Diet, Juice Diet, Eat all the Meat Diet or Survive on Thin Air Diet, just to end up back where you started.  The main stumbling block of most diets is that they deny you things.  Once you feel you can’t have something, then you start wanting it (even if it’s something you would never normally think of eating in a million years). 

By depriving yourself, you are going against you own psychology, we always want what we can’t have.  We only ever think of either losing or gaining weight, when the really important thing is maintaining weight. In order to get to where you want to be, you need to know your triggers, your patterns and your behaviours.  Simple changes in your behaviours and beliefs will help you to achieve.  Weight is holistic, involving your body, mind and internal dialogue.  Weight goals, like all other goals have to be realistic, achieveable, sustainable and measurable.  Small changes and shifts in your lifestyle are what you are aiming for. These are what will make the difference.  Your body is a wonderful vessel that brings you through this life, enabling you to experience all the love, joy and pleasure that exists in the world.  It is time to stop denying yourself, and to start working on the best way to get the most out of your body.   It’s time to treat yourself with the love and respect you deserve. 

Weight Management Session -  €60 each

Quiet Forest

Ecotherapy (Walk and Talk)

If you are uncomfortable in a face to face session, then this is an ideal alternative for you.  We go for a walk and talk about what you want and how to get it.  It can be easier for some people to talk when they’re walking side by side and if that is what you prefer, then I can accommodate it.  Being out in nature relaxes and revitalises, making it easier to relate.  Skerries is a beautiful place, a walk by the beach is very calming, making talking more natural and easy.  Just chatting about your situation with a Coach can make it much clearer, helping you find your best solution.  And you get the added benefit of being outside in the fresh air.

One hour Session  -   €60

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Phobias

Phobias are just patterns of behaviours.  We know that they are irrational but that doesn’t stop us from going into our stress response.  Phobia behaviours are learned behaviours and if you can learn them then you can also unlearn them.  Working on the patterns and triggers of the behaviour gives us an insight into how and what to change, and in NLP we want the change to be unconscious and automatic.  So if your phobia is holding you back, now is the time to address it and change it.

Phobia Package  -  €100

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Chronic Illness Management

Living with chronic illness and pain is devastating.  It can be incredibly difficult to manage, especially with the resulting fatigue that accompanies it.  It’s hard to understand and explain especially if it is an invisible illness. And we can be our own worst enemies, overdoing things when we know we should stop and rest.  However some simple changes in lifestyle can make a huge difference.  Having a personal Plan of Management is the key as it removes a lot of stress.  Managing your illness or pain means that you can plan for the times when you are at your lowest.  Having effective strategies, designed by you for you, will help lessen the burden.  I will assist you in realising and optimising your options, guiding you to find the resources you need to improve the quality of your life.

Individual Sessions  -  €60

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SELF   DEVELOPMENT  &   LIFESTYLE   WORKSHOPS

These Workshops are a relaxing, fun and informative way of discovering how to improve your lifestyle.  Small steps lead to big changes and you will be amazed at how simple it can be to remove obstacles and make positive changes to the way you live.  We all need to step out of our routines, to give ourselves the space and time to think and plan our goals.  By discovering what we want, we can focus on how we can achieve our desired outcome.  This is a great opportunity to experience the benefits of working with a Coach, whilst developing tools and skills to enhance your daily life, achieving a satisfying balance of work and recreation. These workshops incorporate talks, group discussions, question and answer sessions and mindfulness and meditation.   

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Corporate Workshops

A happy, healthy workforce is a productive workforce.  We all want to get the best out of ourselves and others, but how do you do that?  How effective is your team work?  The key to a successful outcome is communication and the key to successful communication is building rapport.  Workshops focus on how to communicate effectively and efficiently, how to achieve and maintain rapport, creating successful strategies that lead to a Win/Win situation.  

All Workshop content is flexible and will be directed to your individual needs.  NLP is the study of excellence, so applying these principles to your requirements will assist you and your colleagues to attain the highest standards.

What Clients Are Saying

"I attended Karen to help me change how I was viewing a particular problem.  Karen was very warm, kind and extremely helpful.  Karen's knowledge and skill as a therapist really helped me to understand how to move forward and I am very grateful".

Adrienne

"Working with Karen was easy and convenient, as an in-person  session was not feasible due to Covid 19, even though the sessions  were online. She made me feel so comfortable and being able to  check in with Karen weekly was like having a best friend whose sole  purpose is to help you succeed. When I needed support especially  during lockdown, Karen encouraged me without passing judgement  and helped me to realise that I had the power within me to help myself  - Thank you Karen!"

Niamh

"Karen was recommended to me as a life coach, who also worked with teenagers,  particularly on study skills and preparation for exams. With 6 weeks to go to L/C, I  persuaded my lad to do a session with Karen to see if it would help focus him in the last run  up to the exams. Karen very kindly slotted us in on a Saturday, as she was fully booked  during the week. The session was excellent. In advance, Karen had asked for the subjects  being covered and it was clear at the session that Karen had done a lot of prep work on each  subject. She imparted nice, quick useful techniques for last minute study. She showed how  to answer "cleverly" to ensure maximum points for what you write. She was informative,  supportive and down to earth. She took into consideration what Peter was willing to do and  planned the 6 weeks out for him in a schedule that suited him and his study style. He left the  session with hints and tips, a detailed plan and a bit more confidence heading into the home straight of LC! I would definitely recommend Karen for anyone who needs support in this  area.''

Phil K

What Clients Are Saying

"I attended Karen to help me change how I was viewing a particular problem.  Karen was very warm, kind and extremely helpful.  Karen's knowledge and skill as a therapist really helped me to understand how to move forward and I am very grateful".

Adrienne

"Working with Karen was easy and convenient, as an in-person  session was not feasible due to Covid 19, even though the sessions  were online. She made me feel so comfortable and being able to  check in with Karen weekly was like having a best friend whose sole  purpose is to help you succeed. When I needed support especially  during lockdown, Karen encouraged me without passing judgement  and helped me to realise that I had the power within me to help myself  - Thank you Karen!"

Niamh

"Karen was recommended to me as a life coach, who also worked with teenagers,  particularly on study skills and preparation for exams. With 6 weeks to go to L/C, I  persuaded my lad to do a session with Karen to see if it would help focus him in the last run  up to the exams. Karen very kindly slotted us in on a Saturday, as she was fully booked  during the week. The session was excellent. In advance, Karen had asked for the subjects  being covered and it was clear at the session that Karen had done a lot of prep work on each  subject. She imparted nice, quick useful techniques for last minute study. She showed how  to answer "cleverly" to ensure maximum points for what you write. She was informative,  supportive and down to earth. She took into consideration what Peter was willing to do and  planned the 6 weeks out for him in a schedule that suited him and his study style. He left the  session with hints and tips, a detailed plan and a bit more confidence heading into the home straight of LC! I would definitely recommend Karen for anyone who needs support in this  area.''

Phil K

"I attended Karen to help me change how I was viewing a particular problem.  Karen was very warm, kind and extremely helpful.  Karen's knowledge and skill as a therapist really helped me to understand how to move forward and I am very grateful."

Adrienne 

"I attended Karen to help me with study skills, she was very understanding and helpful. I felt very comfortable and learned a lot."

Luke

"Working with Karen was easy and convenient, as an in-person  session was not feasible due to Covid 19, even though the sessions  were online. She made me feel so comfortable and being able to  check in with Karen weekly was like having a best friend whose sole  purpose is to help you succeed. When I needed support especially  during lockdown, Karen encouraged me without passing judgement  and helped me to realise that I had the power within me to help myself  - Thank you Karen!"

Niamh

"Karen was recommended to me as a life coach, who also worked with teenagers,  particularly on study skills and preparation for exams. With 6 weeks to go to L/C, I  persuaded my lad to do a session with Karen to see if it would help focus him in the last run  up to the exams. Karen very kindly slotted us in on a Saturday, as she was fully booked  during the week. The session was excellent. In advance, Karen had asked for the subjects  being covered and it was clear at the session that Karen had done a lot of prep work on each  subject. She imparted nice, quick useful techniques for last minute study. She showed how  to answer "cleverly" to ensure maximum points for what you write. She was informative,  supportive and down to earth. She took into consideration what Peter was willing to do and  planned the 6 weeks out for him in a schedule that suited him and his study style. He left the  session with hints and tips, a detailed plan and a bit more confidence heading into the home straight of LC! I would definitely recommend Karen for anyone who needs support in this  area.''

Phil K