Carmel O’Hara

Carmel O’Hara

M.Med Sc/Psychotherapy, M.Sc/Mindfulness (UCD), Dip.Counselling Reading University

Reg.Family Therapy Assoc.of Ireland (FTAI), Irish Council Psychotherapy (ICP), European Council for Psychotherapy (ECP), Addiction Counsellors Ireland (ACI), Reg.Supervisor FTAI, Member of Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI


Note: From August 2022 to begining of Febuary 2023 Carmel will be on Sabatical. Until then, Carmel is working with her existing clients at Oscailt and she is not taking on new clients.

Carmel is available for face to face work at Oscailt Centre, and she is also continuing her online psychotherapy work using Zoom and Telephone. For Enquiries contact Carmel at 0876789412 or email carmelohara1@gmail.com

Listen to podcast on mindfulness in answers for cancers that Carmel was invited to engage with in May 2021 see link here https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zYTlmZmI1Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw/episode/ZDNmODZhOGQtYzA1Yi00MzcyLTg4YjYtNDIyMDIxNWUwZmNj?hl=en-IE&ved=2ahUKEwjwi9ettPvwAhUbi1wKHTdgBIsQjrkEegQIAxAI&ep=6


Roles

Self Employed Consultant Psychotherapist primarily based at Oscailt Therapy Centre, and Clanwilliam Institute  Family Therapy Centre,  Stillorgan, County Dublin.  Also clinical supervisor of psychotherapists, and involved in delivering seminars on MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy at Clanwilliam Institute. She is currently co-ordinator and supervisor of the PPD (personal and professional development programme) on the MSc at Clanwilliam Institute.

Instructor of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention eight week programme at Stanhope Addiction Treatment Centre Dublin

Facilitator of introduction to Mindfulness with those in very early stage recovery at Stanhope Centre

Also Facilitator of weekly drop in Mindfulness Session at ARC House, Cancer Support, South Circular Rd, Dublin 8.

Qualifications

Dip Counselling (Reading University), M.Med Sc/Systemic Psychotherapy,  MSc. (Mindfulness Based Interventions in Clinical Settings (UCD), Mediation training, Systemic/Social Constructionist Supervisor trained at Clanwilliam Institute 2009.

Registrations

FTAI, ACI, ICP,  FTAI, ECP, Reg. Systemic Supervisor FTAI, Member of Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI)

Particular Areas of Interest / Expertise 

Families in recovery from addictions, grief and loss. Chronic and acute illness impact, couples issues, anxiety/depression issues,stress in workplace issues, working with young adults, and their families, Families in conflict. Also instructing mindfulness groups particularly with those who are recovering from addictions,those who live with or have chronic long term illness, those bereaved, and who live with anxiety and depression. Supervisor of psychotherapists particularly those who work with the above issues.

Experience

I am a counsellor/psychotherapist for 33 years with much experience across a range of many problematic issues for individuals, couples and families. Core to my work is clients feeling heard and respected and given the space to perhaps hear their own inner wisdom in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

I am also a  registered supervisor of psychotherapists for the past 10 years. Core to my supervision work is helping and supporting therapists to reflect on their work both clinically and academically, and supporting supervisees to maintain a solid ethical relationship with their clients.

 My training in Mindfulness in clinical settings together with an ongoing commitment to my own mindfulness meditation practice affords me the opportunity to work with groups and individuals as needed to support them to cultivate mindfulness as a resource in handling the challenges of daily life.

Availability

I am available for consultations both as a clinician,and a mindfulness practitioner for individuals, groups,and organisations as needed. I am also available to supervise clinicians in their work with families, couples, individuals, and with groups.