Marie O'Reilly Duffy Parental Coaching

Perhaps parenting is the greatest of all arts Piero Ferrucci

Parental Coaching


Parenting has always been a passion of mine ever since I became a Midwife. I am fascinated by the potential of each new being coming into the world and being a part of a family. Becoming a parent, myself, increased this passion and when I wrote my thesis as part of completing my M.A., parenting was the topic I wrote about.

I am trained in the Triple P Positive Parenting Programmes to work individually with parents or coordinate group workshops. I facilitate workshops for parents of children from birth to 11 years old and Teen Triple P group workshops.

I have also trained in the Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities programme (SFSC).

I have facilitated parenting programmes in a number of Local Authorities for the past 14 years as part of DOR Therapy Services with other colleagues.

I am director of the company Potential Parenting Limited.


Parenting can be challenging as well as rewarding. Today’s families can sometimes be complex and diverse in their make-up, especially where families have dislocated carers and separated partnerships. I have developed a programme to enable separated parents to co parent their children in a more assertive and positive way. The programme focuses on the developmental needs of the child or children, to build greater self-worth and self-esteem. It also offers parents access to tools and skills for developing and enhancing communication methods.

As as a psychotherapist, couples counsellor, group facilitator and parenting practitioner I make use of all my expertise, tailoring bespoke programmes towards the needs of the parents and children to enable positive, loving and assertive relationships for all the family.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss any parenting facilitation needs.