Bethan O’Riordan Psychotherapist & Counsellor

About Bethan

Bethan’s passion is supporting people to change their lives.

We all experience ups and downs, but with the right support life can be balanced.

Bethan is a Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience supporting people through change. Her passion is to help people become the person they’d like to be and work through difficult emotions so that they don’t run the show.

Bethan specialises in parenting support and is on a compassionate mission to let parents know that they are the change their children need. There’s a misconception that parenting is about children when really it’s about how parents and adults respond, rather than react, to a children’s developing emotions.  
She has worked with adults, teenagers, couples and families to transform their lives. Bethan has worked with clients in suicide prevention (Pieta House) and in addiction and homeless services supporting people through trauma.
Bethan now meets clients from her practice in Blarney, or online, and runs the Calm Parenting Community – her online parenting community for parents who want to know how to help their children thrive and be supported to be the parents they’d like to be. 

When Bethan became a parent, she wasn’t the Mum she thought she’d be.  She found she was anxious and overwhelmed and wanted to know what was happening.  This took Bethan on a wild ride of self development and led her to cultivate the skills and qualities of compassion in her life.  Over a decade later, life is balanced and the family of five are in their flow.

    Bethan is Mum of three and her practice is in Blarney Co. Cork, Ireland.  When she has free time Bethan loves being in the garden as she finds it’s a great place to unwind, relax, read, listen to music and to simply switch off.  She loves a good charity shop and tries as hard as possible to live a zero waste life.


    Bethan is on Instagram offering helpful tips and reminders for parents in a fun and relatable way.

    Bethan’s work has been featured in various media including Psychologies Magazine, The Evening Echo, The IndependentIrish Country Magazine, The Examiner, The CorkmanThe Irish Times, 2FM (have a listen below). 


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    Bethan and The Calm Parenting Club are nominated for businesswoman of the year 2023.


    Bethan Feature The Irish Times
    Bethan O'Riordan Feature 2FM Radio
    Psychologies magazine featuring Bethan O'Riordan
    Bethan O'Riordan Feature