Orla McHugh MA Dip Psychotherapy Counsellor/Psychotherapist
In 2006, Orla’s book “Celtic Cubs: Inside the Mind of the Irish Teenager” was published by Liberties Press. The book was very well received and led to Orla writing her own articles for the Daily Mail. She is also a commentator for the Sunday Times, the Irish Telegraph, The Herald, etc. Orla has made a number of appearances on the TV3 breakfast show, and RTE’s “Seoighe and Seoighe” show. In the “Would you Dare” series on Seoighe and Seoighe, Orla had the challenge of helping two young adults address their spider phobia. Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy methods over the course of a day, Orla enabled the two girls to hold a Tarantula by the end of the day!
Orla also lectures in Counselling and Psychotherapy for ICHAS, Griffith College.
In 2015, Orla devised a psycho-education course to be delivered to transition year students, with the objective of giving students a better understanding and insight into emotional difficulties, as well as teaching them coping strategies to enable them to cope better with distress.
In 2014, Orla completed a post graduate course in Trinity College, / St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin, in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Currently she is involved in detailed research on Schema Therapy, a new evidence based form of therapy which is producing very positive outcomes for individuals, and is an associate member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)
Orla has recently established “Mumstalk,” a parental support service which provides counselling and support groups for post natal depression and anxiety, and new fathers experiencing difficulties, as well parenting courses, breastfeeding support, nutrition advice, mindfulness and yoga courses, child counselling, ante natal courses and workshops, and much more.