Personal Development - Continuing to Grow (PD2)

This 30-hour course allows participants to deepen their self-awareness and personal growth.  All members of the group will have previously completed the course “Personal Development and Counselling Skills” with Paula and therefore will have the skills to offer appropriate support for each other.

This course will be experiential in nature and will feel comparable to the previous group experience.  There will be new material to explore with a focus on making personal application of the material in one’s own life.  This will be beneficial personally as well as benefiting participants in their interactions with family, friends and colleagues.

A willingness to openly explore and share with others will again be necessary.  Each group will have between eight and sixteen members.  The group may be a ‘new’ group, drawing together participants from a variety of previous groups.  A new contract regarding confidentiality will be established at our first meeting.


This course does not lead to a professional qualification as a counsellor or psychotherapist.  It is designed for personal growth.


There is no assessment in this course, however activities to consolidate the learning will be discussed and encouraged. Participants attending a minimum of 80% of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. 

Anticipated Outcomes

Course Content

This course invites participants to explore and deepen their personal awareness, particularly in relation to patterns of communication, congruence, inner-child connection, shadow work and group dynamics.

If you are interested in attending this course, please let me know via email.  All participants will have attended the previous training (PD1), so no interview will be necessary.


The cost of this programme is €30 per 3-hour session.

A deposit of €75 is taken to hold a place and three monthly instalments of €75 will be required.

Dates and booking

The next course starts in September 2024. Enrolment is open so you can email now to secure your place.

Delivery Format

This course is being held online via Zoom, and therefore a good internet connection will be essential.

One full-day (10:00am-5:00pm Irish Standard Time) and eight Wednesday evenings (7:00-10:00 pm).

N.B.  All courses are subject to a minimum enrolment of eight participants. 

Feedback on this course

“I loved the content, the theories, the exercises, the group work”

“I was able to connect with my inner child at a deeper level”

“I highly, highly recommend Paula’s courses. I am lucky enough to be counting down to my next one”

“This was my second course with Paula.  I loved it all”

“I have the highest admiration for the manner in which Paula facilitates the group”

“It allowed me to do inner child work in a low pressure environment which felt safe”