MEET THE TEAM
Help Me To Parent Ltd was
launched in October 2007. The two founding directors had attended a parenting course and were so
impressed with the skills they learned, they passionately believed that every parent should have
the opportunity to do a course such as this. Since establishing the company, the directors have
reviewed and researched parenting courses and literature. During this time they discussed
various aspects of parenting and parenting training with a number of professionals in the area
of mental health and child/youth development.
In late 2016 Mary and Allen of CA Coaching came on board, bringing with them a range of exciting
new programmes to add to the Help Me To Parent portfolio. All of the programmes/courses offered by
Help Me To Parent are tried and tested and have received the seal of approval from the hundreds of
families we have worked with over the years.
Mary has over thirty years experience in coaching, training, supervision and counselling and
psychotherapy and is a master practitioner and trainer in Logosynthesis. She is a Master
Coach practitioner with Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland and has nearly forty
years career experience in business, finance and training.
Mary has been designing and delivering programmes to professionals across the
globe for nearly 20 year and has built up an extensive private counselling and therapeutic
practise. Mary is also accredited by NAPCP, Supervisors Association of Ireland and European
Association of Supervisors and Coaches and Logosynthesis International Association.
Allen is an LBCAI accredited professional coach, trainer and facilitator with almost 20 years of
experience in youth and family development. With qualifications in Transactional Analysis
Psychotherapy, Social Science and Logosynthesis, Allen’s specialist knowledge and understanding of
family dynamics has supported hundreds of young people and adults in setting and achieving their
This experience has brought Allen to become a highly regarded speaker on family
coaching, appearing regularly on radio and presenting at international events.
Allen also runs the highly successful Business & Life Coaching company CA
Martina is a co-founder
Help Me To Parent Ltd . She has worked for over 25 years in
Information Technology and has been running her own IT consultancy business for the last 14
years. Martina is a mother
of 3 and a trained facilitator for the Parents Plus Programmes. She is passionate
about providing parents with support for every step of the parenting journey and frequently
contributes articles for Irish Parent, Easy Parenting, Schooldays.ie, Rollercoaster.ie and more.
She has featured in many articles in The Irish Times, The Irish Independant and The Evening Herald.
Martina has also appeared on The Morning Show on TV3, Ireland AM on TV3 and frequently takes part
in Cork Radio's RedFM.
She is an Accredited Family Mediator and a Certified Member of The Mediators
Institute of Ireland. The combination of her Parenting and Mediation skills add greatly to her
ability to mediate with families with children. Martina used her combination of skills and
extensive research to develop our Parenting After Separation or Divorce course.
Hazel is a registered Midwife – qualified since 1996. She has worked in
all areas of maternity care, and has cared for many women during their pregnancy, labour
and the postnatal period. Hazel currently works in the Antenatal area in of a Leading Maternity
Hospital in Dublin.
Hazel has been involved in Antenatal education for several years and set
up the “complete one-day antenatal class” in January 2004. In 2009 she
qualified as a pregnancy yoga instructor and believes that this training
benefits pregnant women attending her courses. Hazel is also the proud mother of two young
Hazel believes in continued personal and professional development and
attends workshops on the subject of antenatal education on a regular basis. These courses have
been run by experts in Antenatal Education such as Andrea Roberton and Judith Schott.