I offer Career Coaching & CV Writing services as well as personal Counselling & Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in Cork City Centre. Welcome to my website outlining the services I provide.
Professionally, I hold a Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy, MSc in Career Management & Counselling and a Diploma in HR Management.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
I work with adults experiencing Specific Issues or more general feelings of Life Dissatisfaction on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I am committed to assisting and enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can bring relief to the emotional pain we all suffer from at different times in our lives. People seek help and support most often in response to a life problem they can’t see their way out of, or a crisis they need some relief from and help with managing. Counselling is an exploratory, slow and gentle process that takes place over weeks, months or longer.
Overwhelming feelings and symptoms can be triggered and manifest at any time, sometimes following a significant life event or trauma while at other times they seem to come from nowhere.
If any of this resonates with what you are experiencing counselling and psychotherapy can provide a space to be heard, to process and integrate your experience and of support. Return to top of page.
General Life Dissatisfaction
Dissatisfaction can arise when we struggle with knowing what we want or struggle in getting what we want. It might seem sometimes that life is passing us by while others are having fun and that they actually seem to have it all while we have very little.
Career Coaching is a facilitated space rather than directional advice giving. The coaching space is intended to provide an opportunity to tease out and clarify your position in relation to an issue or a decision dilemma. It provides:
We can get caught up in managing the demands of others, including the organisation we work for and let our own values, needs, feelings and ideas slide in the process. Career Coaching provides a space to attend to those individual needs either as a one-off, a few or intermittent sessions. Return to top of page.
Focused interview preparation with one to one coaching and training is particularly useful if you are feeling a bit rusty, time limited or in need of some objective input, tips, practice and techniques.
As an interview coach my job is to help you tease out the information – evidence – that would help you demonstrate your abilities in response to competency based interview questions and present your answers in a clear, relevant and engaging way.
How does it work?
Read my Interview Coaching Page if you wish to get a sense of my what's involved.
I will provide guidance notes on how to prepare for and answer standard competency based interview questions. Return to top of page.
CV Writing Service
I provide a professional CV Writing service tailored to the needs of individuals at all career stages, whether you are beginning your career, changing jobs, changing field of work, returning to work, been in consistent employment, self employment or intermittent work. Categories/Roles I write CVs for include:
A good resume tells the story of your career, highlighting the themes and consistencies of your experience even if you have done a range of what appear to be unrelated jobs. Your abilities, competencies, experience, expertise, attitudes, skills and unique characteristics need to be clear to the reader so that she/he can get a sense of what you can bring to their organisation based on your experience to date.
How does it work?
Read my CV Writing page if you wish to get a sense of my CV writing style.
All services are offered on a confidential basis in a comfortable setting city centre location. My practice is in central Cork, close to the GPO and opposite The Oliver Plunkett Bar on Oliver Plunkett Street. Although my room is in the city centre, it is a private, quite space on the top floor of a large building with lots of other businesses and services.
You are welcome to contact me in confidence about your needs in relation to Career or Interview Coaching, Counselling & Psychotherapy and CV Writing. Return to top of page.
Mary Murphy, Plunkett Chambers, 21/23 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
083 3518131 Email