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Are you struggling with a difficult interpersonal conflict in your life? 

Conflict, a reality of life

Disputes are a part of our interactions with others as no two individuals have the same expectations and desires.​

When differences of perspectives are not managed well it can lead to misunderstandings and escalation of conflicts. 

Our responses to conflict vary

Our responses to conflict vary. We may go into a constant state of stress and always be on the defensive or we may "bury our heads in the sand" and hope the problems will disappear. 

What is mediation & Conflict Coaching 

Mediation and Conflict Coaching are ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) processes in which a trained facilitator assists parties to explore their conflict issues. These processes work toward enhancing communication, finding collaborative solutions, and maintaining relationships.

How mediation and conflict coaching can help you

If you are in a difficult conflict situation in your personal or professional life mediation or conflict coaching can help you find meaningful solutions.

 

Mediation and Conflict Coaching provides 

 

1. A safe space, where deeper emotional conflict issues can be explored.

2.  Complete confidentiality. 

3. Respect and autonomy for all parties.

4. Support in building confidence and finding the language to express concerns and needs.  

5. Saves valuable time and money. 

6. Enables win/win collaborative solutions. 

7. Helps improve well-being.

To find out more about how mediation works click link below.

Meet Catherine

Mediator & Conflict Coach

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Hello!

My name is Catherine O'Brien, I am a Mii accredited Mediator and Conflict Management Coach. I completed my Mediation and Conflict Coaching training at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, at Maynooth University in 2017 and 2018, respectively. 

​I have been working in family and workplace dispute resolution over the last number of years supporting people to find healthy, empowering outcomes.

As well as my professional experience, I bring a wealth of personal experience to my work having worked in Business for over 20 years as well as having reared three children in a difficult intercultural relationship.

How can I help you?

If you are in a relationship at home or at work where you feel blocked, controlled, stonewalled, or bullied and unable to communicate your needs, it is time to develop new strategies.

As a trained mediator and conflict coach I can help you.

1. Navigate your emotions and express your needs in a safe space.

 

2. Help you to negotiate your own terms of agreement while addressing the needs and interests of all involved. 

I believe that "in every crisis lies the seed of opportunity" so throughout the process the focus is on positive outcomes for all parties.

As a mediator I am neutral, impartial and do not give legal advice or make recommendations throughout the process. My role is to facilitate the process so that it is fair to all parties. 

When deeper needs are acknowledged, healing can occur and new creative pathways open, to finding fresh solutions.

 

The adage "a problem shared is a problem halved" are wise words but in the case of conflict, sharing with our friends or families can "add fuel to the fire" and escalate the conflict. Seeking the right type of help is important. With the right support, transformation can happen quickly.

A recent client testifies to this with these words. 

 

"Catherine was wonderfully supportive during the Conflict Coaching sessions I did with her. I was in a difficult situation but over the course of four sessions she was able to help me tease out the different perspectives and options available while I also found some interesting new insights which will help me in the future. "

Another client expressed how important it was for him to be held in a compassionate space as he went to the mediation process.

 

 “I hope never to have to navigate another marriage separation but if I do, I will call on Catherine O’Brien again. Just having Catherine in the room during difficult conversations creates breathing space, the very thing separating couples need most. She has a gentle way of allowing differences to emerge naturally and she gives couples the time required to transform them into healthy resolutions. No one feels pressurised"

All the great spiritual teachers say that change begins with us and that we have the power to choose what we will become. I am honoured to support anyone who wants to engage in Mediation or Conflict Coaching and find a way forward in their lives.

Contact me on 0838929426 for an initial free consultation. 

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What I Specialize In

Mediation

Mediation is a process in which an independent, neutral Mediator assists two or more disputing parties in resolving a dispute in a collaborative, consensual manner

Conflict Management Coaching

Is a one-on-one process that helps people better manage their interpersonal disputes,.

 

Testimonials

“I hope never to have to navigate another marriage separation but if I do, I will call on Catherine O’Brien again. Just having Catherine in the room during difficult conversations creates breathing space, the very thing separating couples need most. She has a gentle way of allowing differences to emerge naturally and she gives couples the time required to transform them into healthy resolutions. No one feels pressurised"