Life Coach Helen McDonnell
A Psychology graduate with post graduate Diploma in Guidance and counselling and over 15 years experience in mental health and development, Helen came to life coaching because she saw the remarkable and relatively quick results that the NLP and coaching processes achieved with clients.
An accredited diploma in Life and Business Coaching and a licensed NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Business Practitioner, Helen has an adept ability to assist individuals to identify and address needs thus empowering them to achieve positive change.
As a founder member of the Association for Coaching (AC) in Ireland, Helen sits on the AC council and has responsibility for Accreditation and its promotion as a way forward in excellence and coaching standards. Her role involves promoting accreditation and providing information and support to ensure the accreditation process is made easy and accessible for coaches.
Helen is also an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner. EFT is a simple and effective self administered process of tapping on energy meridian points combined with affirmation statements to eliminate negative energy and beliefs held in the body’s energy system. It could be described as Psychological acupuncture (without the needles!!) as it uses the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments without the invasiveness of the needles.
An excellent communicator Helen has an attuned intuition for people. She holds a passionate belief and practice in a solution focused and holistic approach for individuals in achieving full potential and success giving direction, purpose and balance in life.
In addition Helen sits on the Board of Directors for leading mental health charity Aware Defeat Depression. Helen also contributes regularly to various publications including the Derry Journal and Primary Times.
Helen’s approach to life coaching is one that encourages individuals to feel at ease, be connected and inspired to find answers within themselves.