1:1 parent mentoring

Contact Details

Organisation: Irish Association of Relationship Mentors
Contact name(s): Rioghnach Cantwell
Address: 11 Glenside, Pinecroft, Grange, Cork
Mobile: 087 9557043
Email: [email protected]

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents in general, Parents of children 0-5, Parents of children 6-12, Parents of children 13-18, People who parent alone, Post separation parents, Fathers, Foster parents, Blended families
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management, Post-separation parenting
Method of delivery: One-to-one work and Group courses
Programme aims: Through my 1 :1 parent mentoring and group courses, I support and empower parents in finding their own solutions to life challenges.  During the 1: 1 mentoring and courses, parents have the time to reflect and discuss issues that are arising for them and leave with a greater understanding of their own and their child’s behaviours and the reasons behind them and how to respond in more open and supportive ways.
Resources used: I have a full Parenting and Relationships programme, which include, slides and handouts from my training in UCC and my own personal experience.

About the Facilitator

Name: Rioghnach Cantwell

HDip in Relationship Mentoring from UCC.
Certificate in Interpersonal Communications from UCC
Certificate in the Applied Use of Mindfulness for 12 to 18 Year Olds - Irish Institute of Mindfulness
FETAC 5 certificate in Working with Young People.
I am a member of the Irish Association of Relationship Mentors and undertake monthly supervision with a senior Colleague


I have mentored parents on a voluntary basis and a professional basis. I volunteered as a leader with Irish Girl Guides for 15 years.  I worked with groups of girls aged between 5 and 18 during. Trainer with Irish Girl Guides - trained and supported leaders in their interactions with their Guides.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Cork
Local venue: Cork city  & county
Other details about the location of the programme:

Number of sessions: number of 1:1 sessions may vary from a single session to  8 or more if the parent feels the need for continued support. Sessions may be in person or via Skype.

Group courses may run for 4 to 10 weeks.
Number of sessions:  
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 1:1 are an hour.   Group courses will be 1 1/2
When is the programme held? Mornings, afternoons, evenings.
Is childcare available?  

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self referral, referred by a professional
Total cost incl. materials:

€60 for one hour 1:1 parent mentoring 

Group courses may vary between €10 to €15 per night, total cost of course paid at the start.  (Minimum 4 participants)