We are thrilled to have the following top experts in their fields join us:
7th March Sexual Health Therapist – Sarah Sproule (SarahSproule.com)
14th March Clinical Psychologist – Claire Conlon (Caterpillar Clinic)
21st March Psychotherapist – Joanna Fortune (Joanna Fortune)
28th March Nutritionist – Sarah Nagle (orlawalshnutrition.ie)
4th April Cyber Safety – Olwyn Beresford (Cyber Safe Kids)
A recording will be sent out the following day and will be available for one week. This series of talks is suitable for parents of children from age 10 + Details on how to gain access to each Teen Talk via Zoom will be sent out in your confirmation email once you purchase the series.
Claire, is a mum to three boys….and a clinical psychologist. She fell in love with psychology whilst working in Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK over a decade ago. She currently works in the health service in Ireland and for many years has provided support to parents, children and families across a wide range of issues. In 2021, she set up The Caterpillar Clinic with the goal of making psychological support and knowledge more accessible to all, not just those in services. She draws on her psychological knowledge constantly as a parent and feels passionate about sharing this knowledge to everyone to make parenting as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.
Joanna (MICP; MIFPP; Reg Pract APPI; CTTTS; ApSup PTI/ICP) is an accredited psychotherapist and attachment specialist. She is the author of the best-selling 15-Minute Parenting series (as featured in Grazia Magazines Top 21 Parenting Books in 2020) of books (0-7 years; 8-12 years and the Teenage years) and her new book Why We Play. She is the host of the 15-Minute parenting podcast. She founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic in Dublin in 2010 (www.solamh.com)where she has worked with families around a variety of issues. She is a recognised supervisor, trainer and conference speaker in her field. In 2017 she delivered a TEDx Talk on the topic ‘Social media – the ultimate shame game?’ She has a weekly parenting column in the Irish Examiner. She is also a regular media contributor to a variety of radio (RTE, Newstalk and regional radio) and TV shows (RTE and Virgin Media Television). She is the parenting consultant on the weekly parenting slot on Newstalk’s Moncrieff for over 4 years
Olwyn worked in the software industry for many years as a trainer, consultant and product manager, combining her technical (B.Sc. Computers) and business skills (MBA). As a mother of four she gained first hand experience of the challenges that parents face today in keeping their children safe online. Olwyn volunteered for Extern Problem Gambling, where she took a particular interest in reducing gaming and gambling related harms for young people, and was a regular guest blogger for CyberSafeKids before joining the trainer team at the start of 2020. She greatly enjoys her role today as a content creator and trainer for CyberSafeKids, which enables her to assist children, parents, teachers and organisations, to develop vital digital media literacy skills.
Sarah is a registered paediatric dietitian and a member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute. She holds a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Applied Sports and Exercise Nutrition. She has experience across a wide variety of child and teenage nutrition and her particular areas of interest include nutrition for growth and development, fussy eating and performance nutrition. She ensures a holistic approach to nutritional education for children, teenagers and parents to encourage the development of a healthy relationship with food at every age.
When Sarah was 11 she was afraid she was only growing one breast and didn’t know who to turn to for help.
Now as mother of three teens, with two decades experience as a therapist and a masters in sexuality studies, Sarah uses her skills as an occupational therapist and sex educator to ensure every parent and caring adult knows how to nurture deeper connection with their growing kid(s).
Because no child should ever feel alone and unable to reach out for help with their body, their boundaries or their knowledge about sexuality.
… and yes Sarah eventually grew two breasts roughly the same size.