Hello my name is Harriet Mc Guigan.
I am a trained and accredited psychotherapist.
I am a member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists (MIAHIP).
I am fully insured with the Psychologists Protection Society (PPS).
I have been practicing formal/informal meditation and conscious living on a daily basis for the past 13 years.
Some other bits you might like to know!
I trained with the Irish Gestalt Centre and Sydney Gestalt Institute (2007-2013).
Prior to this I studied a postgraduate diploma in Montessori Education (Level 8) in St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland.
My main degree is a BA from LSB College now known as DBS – Dublin Business School.
I am a practicing psychotherapist since 2011. I have worked in University of Limerick, Pieta House and MyMind.org
For a year I ran a Support Group for Person’s Bereaved by Suicide on behalf of South West Counselling, Killarney.
I have my own private psychotherapy practice in Castlemaine, Co. Kerry and I work as the school psychotherapist in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney.
I also run seminars on:
and Self Care/Resilience Workshops for organisational groups.
In Spring 2016 I successfully ran an 8 week Mindfulness Programme for the University of Limerick campus students.
On behalf of My Mind & my own psychotherapy practice I have spoken to
University of Limerick campus staff,
Limerick City Enterprise Board (w/Karl Henry from Operation Transformation),
International Women’s Organisation Limerick,
Limerick Sports Partnership,
North West Clare Family Resource Centre,
CBS, Sexton Steet, Limerick
St. Ita’s & St. Joseph’s School in Tralee
St. Bridget’s Secondary School, Killarney
Killarney Community College
HSE Cork and Kerry
In November 2015 I was invited to speak on:
‘Mindfulness in relation to parenting’
with John Lonergan (ex-governor of Mountjoy Prison) in Milltown Community Centre, Co. Kerry.
I have also spoken about mindful parenting in Ardfert Retreat Centre, Co. Kerry.
On Christmas Ev 2015 I had a 2 page article
‘Mindfulness at Christmas’ published in the Irish Daily Star in conjunction with MyMind.
In March 2016 I was interviewed by award winning journalist Maria Moynihan from Irish Country Magazine on the subject ‘Fear of Failure’.
I am continually inspired by Nelson Mandela and these words: (written by Marianne Williamson from her book ‘A return to love’) and spoken by him at his inaugural speech when he became President of South Africa in 1994.
‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others’