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A career counselling session can help you explore many different features of your own personal style, including your approach to home and work life, your communication style and motivation, your particular strengths, and a lot more besides.

February 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm Leave a comment

Career Counsellor

Francis O’ Toole


Francis is a practising Family Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Careers Coach working with teenagers, adults and families during the past 15 years in private practice as well as with secondary schools.  Francis holds;

  • A Masters of Science  in Psychotherapy 
  • A Degree in Education
  • A post graduate qualification in Management  and Career Guidance.


Educational Guidance and Career Counselling

Are you struggling to:                            

  • Select subjects at Junior or Senior cycle level?
  • Realise your academic potential?
  • Complete CA0/UCAS applications?
  • Understand different course requirements?
  • Prepare for your exams?
  • Find the right College, University or PLC course for you?


I can help you:

  • Discover more about yourself                      
  • Find out where your strengths lie
  • Choose subjects that best suit you
  • Investigate third level applications
  • Examine where your future lies.                                                                                          

Counselling Rooms:   Navan Therapy Centre or Laytown, Co. Meath.

Mobile:   086 1074445    /  E-mail:

February 22, 2010 at 10:36 pm Leave a comment

Career Counselling

Career counselling is sought when an individual needs confidential guidance and help about areas of study and possible career movements or changes. If an individual experiences a personal issue about their future and wants to discuss or discover opportunities about their career plans, they can do so with a counsellor. Counsellors are experienced, qualified professionals who understand the difficulties of career choices and can offer appropriate advice to each individual.

This type of support involves meeting with an appropriate counsellor who will ask a variety of questions about your life plans and career intentions. They will also discuss factors that are likely to influence your decisions or that could affect your goals. Answers to the questions will hopefully assist you in realising your career objectives. The sessions also involve setting personal goals and learning skills to allow positive career choices to be made.

A counsellor will ensure you are setting realistic targets for yourself and help you choose a career to suit your expectations and not others. If you experience pressure to enter a career that doesn’t appeal to you, you will probably be less motivated in the job role. They will also make sure you have as much information possible about the path you are considering and ensure it suits your personality.

How career counselling can help:


  • Personal plans of action can be generated
  • Interests, skills and abilities can be recognised
  • Educated decisions about future direction can be made
  • Job search planning
  • A portfolio of abilities can be created
  • Graduate employment and availability can be explored
  • University requirements can be investigated

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