“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
Welcome to Present Moment
Present Moment is a counselling and psychotherapy practice based in Dunshaughlin in Meath, founded by Esther O’Neill (MIACP). At Present Moment clients are supported to work through issues and difficulties through a number of therapeutic approaches and interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and mindfulness based psychotherapy.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all counselling sessions with Present Moment are currently being provided online. Please visit the following page of the website to find out more.
Resources and tools
So many great resources and tools exist to support and promote well-being and mental health. The resources section of this website will be updated regularly to share some of these widely available tools and resources, as well as relevant mental health related articles from Present Moment, and books reviews related to personal growth and development. I hope you find this information helpful and relevant, whether you are seeking this information out for yourself or for someone else.
who am I
My name is Esther O’Neill, and I am the founder of Present Moment Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I have a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am currently completing a Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions with UCD.
overview of Present Moment counselling
Counselling and psychotherapy provides a therapeutic and nurturing space where a person is given support and understanding as they talk through and make sense of whatever difficulties they might be facing within their lives.
ways of working
A wide range of therapeutic approaches exist that inform the work of counsellors and psychotherapists. Some clients find it helpful to understand what these distinct approaches and ways of working are. The following is a very brief overview of each of the main approaches that I draw on in my work.
If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago
Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.