WHO WE ARE
Athena Counselling and Training Workshops was founded in 2018 by Clinical Directors and Psychotherapists Cindy O'Connor, Marguerite Kiely and Noeleen Devlin. They have worked together for more than a decade as three highly experienced accredited counsellors, supervisors and trainers ......
WHAT WE DO
Athena Counselling and Training Workshops provides a counselling service to both the general public and to those in the early stages of training as a psychotherapist. Athena also devises and delivers bespoke Mental Health and Well-Being training and supervision programmes, presentations and workshops for all sectors of society including Corporate/ Companies, HR Departments, Schools, Colleges, Health Care Professionals .....
athena news :
newstalk - between the lines radio show
Newstalk's Andrea Gilligan was joined in the studio by a panel of experts, including Athena Director Cindy O'Connor, to look at and discuss the issue of mental health as a part of Mental Health Week. Together they talk about everything from pathways to care, the support systems already in place and what can be done in the future as well as implications for those suffering from mental health issues following Budget 2019.
Athena Workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland
In September, 2019, Athena presented a workshop on Self-Harm to psychologists, psychotherapists and Clinical Support staff who work in Crisis Intervention in Reykjavik, Iceland. Athena were invited in recognition of our expertise in this area. The four day trip included a visit to the crisis intervention centre where we spent the time sharing our knowledge and engaging with all staff members. It was heartwarming to experience the dedication and passion from our Icelandic neighbours in providing a service to those in distress.
Athena team present Workshop at Tara Mines, Co. Meath.
In June, 2019, Athena presented a five hour mental health and well-being workshop to a number of staff at Tara Mines, near Navan, Co. Meath.
This workshop included identifying risk factors for those who do shift work and the impact it can have on the individual and their family.
It was an interactive session and we would like to thank the team for their contribution throughout the day.
In preparation for this bespoke training the Athena team spent a morning down below in the mines to experience the environment the miners work in and to speak to staff who work in different sections of the mine.
We would like to thank Dessie Cahill who invited us in to present the training and who is responsible for ensuring the well-being of the staff, among other roles.
In July 2019 Athena opened our new premises on 15 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.
From here we will be offering counselling services and specializing in working with under 18 year old clients.
We will also be offering counselling and supervision to therapists, with a special rate for students of counselling and psychotherapy.
Athena's workshops and training programmes will be facilitated here, and it will be a base for operating our consultancy service.