Marian Ó Tuama

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-01-19 at 00:11:50

Marian studied Counselling and Psychotherapy in CIT, graduating with a 2.1 honours degree in 2013. She has been in private practice since then. Marian developed an interest in fertility counselling and perinatal mental health and undertook several short courses with Kings College London and IACP in this area. She commenced work as a specialist fertility counselor with the Waterstone Clinic in March 2018 and maintains a private practice in Cork city.  She is a member of the  Irish Association of Counselors and Psychotherapists and the Irish Fertility Counselors Association.



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