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Counsellor, Nurse, Supervisor, Trainer
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James O'Shea
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Co. Kilkenny
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Contact Information
Telephone number: 
087 6809428
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087 6809428
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About Me

I am an Accredited Counsellor, Nurse, Clinical Supervisor and Professional Trainer. I have worked in the Irish health and university sectors for several decades. I originally became a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) back in 2003.

My qualifications include;  DProf (Professional Studies), MA (Counselling & Psychotherapy), MA (Supervisory Practice), MA (Education), Hdip (Education), BSc (Counselling/Psychotherapy), HGdip (Psychotherapy), Prof. Cert (Addiction Counselling), Prof Cert (Mindfulness Teaching), Cert (CBCS), Registered Nurse (RPN, RGN - NMBI), BACP (Registered), ACI (Accredited).


I am an experienced educator, delivering training in Motivational Interviewing since 2003. I have extensive experience of delivering training to Health & Social Care Professionals, Nurses, Medical Staff, Social Care and Youth Workers. I have delivered extensive training for many professional bodies including ISCP, AOTI, IASALT and SCI over the past 10 years. I have also delivered training within many of Ireland’s largest health and social care organisations. Aswell as working extensively across the Irish health service, I was a lead tutor and academic advisor at the department of Adult & Community Education, NUI Maynooth for nearly 20 years.

I have a special interest in health behaviour change. I am co-developer and co-author of the SAOR model of Screening and Brief Intervention. I am lead author for multiple national guiding frameworks including Clinical Supervision and CBT training. I am co-founder of Recovery College South East; a peer led mental health education initiative in the South East of Ireland.

Service Information
Services offered: 
Introductory Training
Intermediate training
Advanced training
Area of practice: 
Mental Health
Trainer Statement

I am committed to delivering training that is participative, engaging, cognisant of diverse learning styles and directly applicable to practice.  I believe that training should reflect the philosophy of the model being taught; therefore all of my MI training is underpinned by the spirit of Motivational interviewing in that it is collaborative, participative and respectful of all learner needs.

Training Interests
Motivational Interviewing, Brief Intervention, Mindfulness, CBT, Supervision
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11 years 1 month
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