Cork Wellbeing Counselling & Holistic Living

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wellbeing & Happiness


Spiritual Guidance


Welcome to Cork Wellbeing Counselling & Holistic Living

Cork Wellbeing Counselling & Holistic Living is an initiative pioneered by Patrick Sheehan and Martina Lehane Sheehan. We offer one to one Counselling, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Spiritual Guidance. We also facilitate workshops, conferences and retreats etc. In our practice, we offer a three-dimensional approach to good mental health, we believe that mind, body and spirit need to be in balance in order for our lives to flourish.

Patrick Sheehan

M.I.A.H.I.P. Dip Counselling. H. Dip Psychotherapy. MA, Psychotherapy, CBT Practitioner

Patrick Sheehan, M.I.A.H.I.P. Dip Counselling. H. Dip Psychotherapy. MA, Psychotherapy, CBT Practitioner, Cork Wellbeing Counselling & Holistic LivingPatrick is a Cork based Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor and has being working in the field of Mental Health for over 20 years. He has completed over ten years’ study and training in the fields of psychology, integrative psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy, counselling, CBT, group facilitation and spiritual awareness. While studying for his master’s degree in UCC, Patrick became particularly interested in a new field of research focusing on the ‘Psychology of Happiness and the Science of Wellbeing’. This led him to further research, leading eventually to his unique Wellness Model, in which he integrates the wisdom of both traditional and modern psychology. Within his range of experience, he has worked in organisations and institutional settings dealing with adults suffering with challenging mental health issues. He has also over 15 years experience of facilitating workshops and retreats, incorporating integrative psychotherapy, neuroscience, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness practices. He is particularly interested in helping people to view mental health issues, not from a place of victimhood, but as real opportunities for healing, growth and transformation. He believes that the key to good mental functioning is cultivating a life affirming attitude while building resilience, balance and creative resources to deal with life’s stresses and challenges.

Martina Lehane Sheehan

M.I.A.H.I.P, AISGA. Dip. Psychotherapy, H. Dip Psychotherapy /Counselling H.Dip Spiritual guidance. H. Dip Life & Business Coaching

Martina Lehane Sheehan M.I.A.H.I.P, AISGA. Dip. Psychotherapy, H. Dip Psychotherapy /Counselling H.Dip Spiritual guidance. H. Dip Life & Business Coaching Cork Wellbeing Counselling & Holistic LivingMartina is an Accredited Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, and Author. She is also Director of Retreats and Programmes in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork, Ireland, and is regularly invited to facilitate retreats and workshops both nationally and internationally.

She is the author of three bestselling titles ‘Seeing Anew: Awakening to life’s lessons’, ‘Whispers in the Stillness: Mindfulness and Spiritual Awakening.’ and ‘Waiting in Mindful Hope:’ Wisdom for Times of Transition. Her fourth book is due for publication in Autumn 2017.Together with her husband, Patrick, she has created two CDs, ‘Soul Space; Meditations and Lyrics for stillness’ and ‘Beyond Mindfulness: Guided Meditations and lyrics for daily reflection’.

Its not what you see, its how you say it

A few people have been asking for the slide about the birds that I used in the recent public talks on mental health. You may remember I used the slide to explain about how perception works. So here it is Remember to say the letters in your best cork accent! A B C D ...

Small Tips for Helping with Good Mental Health,

        Try Living fully in the present moment. Developing your potential and finding ways to express it Developing coping skills and building resilience; to adapt to life’s uncertainties. Try Practicing an attitude of gratitude (counting your...

Be Mindful of your Mental Health

A Lecture series from Cork City Libraries in association with Healthy Ireland and Cork Wellbeing Counselling. As part of the Healthy Ireland initative we have been asked to present a series of free lectures  on Wellbeing and Mental Health. The dates for the lectures...
Cork Wellbeing Counselling

Upcoming Retreats with Martina Lehane Sheehan.

Transformational Leadership Sat Feb 3rd 10.30 -4.30 Ennismore Retreat Centre Cork.   Lenten Weekend Retreat Feb 23rd-25th Ennismore Retreat Centre Cork.     6 Day Retreats.     Directed Retreat, May 6th-12th Ty Croeso Llantarnam abbey Wales....

Self-Care in Leadership.

  No one can persuade another to change, each of us guards a ’gate of change that can only be opened from the inside (Marilyn Ferguson). We can open these gates of change when we freely choose ways of being, and attitudes which are congruent with our deepest...

Holistic Leadership.

      What is a Leader? A leader is a person who has a degree of power to project onto other people his or her shadow or his or her light. We share responsibility for creating the external world by projecting either a Spirit of light or a Spirit of...

Transformational Leadership

Spititual Guidance

Transforming Our Losses.

Loss affects People in different ways. It is not usual to experience. Disbelief. Immediately after a death, it can be hard to accept what happened. Sometimes people try to deny it, feel numb or even shock, or expect to see their loved one even though they know the...

Transforming Our Losses and Building Resilience Workshop.

Following on from the huge turnout  of our last workshop on October 8th at Ennismore Retreat Centre Cork, we are glad to announce that we will again be presenting another workshop on Sunday November 26th  at Ennismore Retreat Centre Cork. The Theme of this workshop...

Cork Wellbeing Counselling and Treatment for Anxiety

Tools for the Treatment of Anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) CBT is a very effective treatment for anxiety. During CBT, the unhealthy thinking patterns that create anxiety are identified, and challenged. Oftentimes, CBT will also include components of...

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Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)

The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) is the longest established Association for accrediting Psychotherapists in Ireland.