Paula McKenzie 

1-2-1 Support

Offers individuals, parents or couples the opportunity to deepen their relationship with themselves in a non judge-mental, confidential safe setting. 1-2-1 support  seeks to understand the creativity of defensive behaviors and how we relate to others is often a mirror of how we relate to self.

Parenting Courses


Parenting the most important job you will ever do. Know yourself and you will know your child  is the essence of courses, workshops and 1-2-1 Counselling practice. What lies hidden behind challenging behaviours needs to be revealed for children and teens to resolve what is troubling them. 

Relationship conflict

Everyone wants to belong.
Everyone wants to be loved unconditionally.
Everyone wants to be seen. 
When our way of being in this world is conditional, we create defensive or substitute ways of being seen. Understanding and compassion is key to resolution of inner and outer conflict.

Fingal Parenting Education

& Counselling Practitioner

Parenting Talks 


Discipline v punishment

Bullying and passivity

Cyber Bullying

The challenging child and the challenging parent

The challenging parent

Know yourself, Know your child

Discipline and boundaries

Family relationships and responding to feelings

Family communication

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Teenage years Talks  


The wisdom of the Teenage years

Parents identity quest

Parenting  Teenagers

Understanding Teenagers

Self Esteem and your teenager

Educating Teenagers

Know yourself, Know your child

Teenagers who are troubled and troublesome

What most alarms parents

Letting go and leave taking

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Relationship well-being

Talks  Topics

Who am I?

Stress as an Ally

Leadership and boundaries

Emotions call for motion

Listening and Communication

The mature manager

Understanding relationships

Resolving conflict

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T: +353 (0)86-6004340

Contact me

Family is where our story begins.

Our personal story and experiences are present in our parenting and relationships. This often, unwittingly, influences the relationship we have with our child, partner and others. Understanding your story is key to resolving conflict and challenges in parenting, finding the right support is needed. It is essential that you feel safe in knowing the person you share your story with is understanding, non-judgemental and unconditional. I have come to realise that all behaviours make sense and have an intended purpose. 

If you or your child are expressing protective behaviours such as; aggression, temper tantrums, school refusal, anxiety, panic attacks or depression, I will support you in the understanding of the wisdom and creativity of these behaviours. 
Feel reassured that the child or adult who presents with troubling behaviours is not trying to make life difficult for others, they are trying to show how difficult life is for them. They are expressing their story.   Paula McKenzie