Our facilitators/coaches are Garda vetted, accredited by the Teaching Council, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the Childcare Committee.  We will also have a guest visit from a member of the Galway hurling team to talk to students about the challenges he faced as a young first year student while embracing a growth mindset. This week will further build on the transition programme in Primary. 

Career Coaching

Margaret has worked as a Guidance Counsellor for many years and is a member of Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) which are regulated by ethics, standards and on-going continuous professional development.  She previously worked in Public Relations  in Milan and as an EFL teacher in Madrid, London and Dublin.  A devotee of lifelong learning and  holistic development, she has undertaken training in the academic and spiritual domain to support her role. This has included counselling, Instructional Leadership, Wellbeing, Rahanni, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and certified mindfulness courses which include Mindfulness Based stess Reduction.

With a particular passion for supporting the development of teenagers, she is a member of the school pastoral care team and is currently developing a series of workshops to support their wellbeing, most recently'Mindset' based on Carol Dweck's principles. She is a trained facilitator for mindfulness programmes for teens, (BIBO)- Breathe In, Breathe Out and

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Other facilitation groups include:

'Mind Out' Mental Health Programme -HSE

Friends for life programme - Dept of Ed

Rainbows for bereavement

Qualifications

Masters: Career Guidance & Counselling  NUI Maynooth

Thesis: Investigating the development of emotional intelligence in teenagers(EI)

and its impact on mental health 

Graduate Diploma in Leadership             NUI Maynooth

Thesis: Embedding mindfulness in an overcrowded curriculum

H.Dip in Education                                NUI Galway

Bachelor of Arts in English & Italian    NUI Galway

Erasmus                                                University of Verona

Diploma in Legal Studies                      FETAC 6

Post Grad certificate in Journalism     Academy of Public  Relations                                          

Phone:  086 2068660

mhessioncareers@gmail.com