Denise Tormey

Growth – Harmony – New Beginnings

Guiding you towards a path that is right for you…

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Parents

Does your son or daughter need help with CAO Course Choice or with Subject Choice for Senior Cycle?

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Third-Level Students

Are you a Third-Level Student thinking about changing courses?

Graduates

Are you a Recent Graduate who needs guidance on taking your next step?

Professionals

Are you a professional considering Career Change?

How does it work?

“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution”

– Deepak Chopra

Recognising the uniqueness of each individual is at the heart of successful career guidance. With this
in mind, Denise has successfully developed a holistic process involving a combination of scientifically
validated psychometric assessments and a detailed exploration of your experience, hobbies, goals,
values and much more.  Through expert analysis of this information, Denise will guide you towards a
career that optimizes your natural talents and abilities, suits who you are and what you want, and
offers you career fulfilment.

About Denise…

Denise is a qualified career guidance counsellor and career consultant who has been successfully guiding clients for ten years.  Prior to qualifying as a guidance counsellor, Denise spent many years working in financial services where she gained invaluable commercial experience, as well as experience in human resources, training and development.

Denise is driven by a passion for helping people of all ages to realise their potential and nothing gives her more satisfaction than witnessing the positive change that occurs when her clients have been set on a path that is right for them.

Professional Qualifications
  • MEd. in Guidance & Counselling, Trinity College, Dublin.
  • BSc. (Hons.) in Psychology, Open University, Milton Keynes.
  • Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing, Level A, British Psychological Society.
  • Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing, Level B, British Psychological Society.
  • Diploma in Financial Services, Institute of Bankers.
  • Diploma in Marketing, Marketing Institute of Ireland.

institute-of-guidance-counsellorsMember of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

 

british-psychological-society-logoMember of the British Psychological Society

 

british-psychological-society-logoMember of the Teaching Council of Ireland

Second-Level & Third-Level Students

Second-Level Students

As someone who has guided hundreds of teenagers, Denise understands the immeasurable value of instilling confidence in young people, and in helping them to understand themselves better, which allows them to make choices for college and career paths with confidence.

The hard work and focus required for the Leaving Certificate sometimes means that the last thing a student wants to do is spend time researching careers and courses, especially if they have no idea of where to begin.

Denise can make this much easier for your son or daughter by guiding them through a detailed career guidance process to uncover the career areas that would best suit them, giving them a clear direction for the future.

The career guidance process will allow your son or daughter to:

  • Understand their natural intelligences and how these can be used in particular careers.  They will also learn how their intelligences fit together with interests,
    personality and values, so choices for CAO makes sense!
  • Know how to choose Leaving Cert. subjects that suit their interests and abilities while meeting the requirements for courses that may interest them.
  • Know how to research suitable careers and courses using the best tools available.
  • Know how to go about other important aspects of course research such as preparation for College Open Days; other considerations such as how they feel about the campus/travel time etc.; talking to existing students on courses of interest and so on.
  • Understand how to list suitable courses on their CAO which should be in order of preference and requiring a range of points.
  • Identify appropriate Level 6/7 courses and QQI/FET courses.
  • Have confidence that they have a focus in the run up to the Leaving Certificate and know they can look forward to a course in which they will thrive.

 

How does the Career Guidance Process work?

 

Step 1: First Consultation with Denise – Duration 2 hours

  • Initial discussion about school experience; subjects (likes/dislikes); TY experience; hobbies/free time activities and much more so that Denise can gather as much information as possible about your son and daughter.
  • Completion of the following assessments:
    • Interest assessment
    • Personality assessment
    • Natural Intelligences and Skills assessment
    • Values assessment

Step 2: Consultation (duration 1 to 1.5 hours)

  • Detailed feedback on the assessments.
  • Denise will show your son or daughter how to use the best tools available for career and course research.

Step 3: Career Guidance Report Stage

Within two weeks after the second consultation, Denise will provide you with a personalised Career Guidance Report outlining the findings of the assessments and making recommendations on careers and courses for serious consideration by your son or daughter.

A list of CAO courses for consideration, requiring a range of points, will be included with this report.

Step 4: Consultation with Parents (30 to 60 minutes)

The final part of the process gives you an opportunity to discuss the report findings with Denise and ask any questions that you may have.

The fee for the Career Guidance Process is €390

Third-Level Students

Are you at college and finding that your course is not all you had hoped it would be? Don’t worry – you are not alone.

Many people find themselves in this position for a variety of reasons. For example, often we become so immersed in study for the Leaving Certificate that we don’t feel we have the time to find out about colleges and courses that would suit us.

Whether you decide to switch to a different course within your existing college, apply to another third-level institution or decide to pursue a different career route outside of third level, Denise can help you to make these important decisions by guiding you through the following process.

How does the career guidance process work?

 

Step 1: Completion of Assessments

Before your first meeting with Denise, you will complete four assessments. All of the assessments are completed online and include an interest assessment, a personality profile, an assessment in career motivation and an assessment in intelligences and skills. The reason we do these assessments is because to be happy and successful in a career, a person needs to be interested in it, have a number of personality traits that are suited to that particular career, have the motivation to do it and have the developed skill for that career.

Step 2: First Session with Denise (Duration 2 hours)

The first part of this session involves an initial discussion in which Denise will ask you questions about some of the following: educational background and experience; work experience and your current career situation; hobbies/interests/what you like to do in your spare time and much more.

In the second part of this session, Denise will give you detailed feedback on the assessments that you completed. She will also show you how to use the best tools available for career and course research.

Step 3: Second Session with Denise (Duration 1 hour)

Having analysed your results, along with all that was discussed in your first session, Denise will discuss careers and courses with you that she has identified as being a very good match for you.

Final Stage of Process

Within 14 days, you will receive a comprehensive Career Guidance Report outlining both Denise’s findings and recommendations on suitable careers for you.

Fee for Career Guidance Process: €390

Graduates

Now that you have graduated or are about to graduate, do you need some help in deciding on your next step? You may want to embark on further study, specialising in an area that really suits you or you may want to start applying for jobs. Denise can help you in making these important decisions.

How does the career guidance process work?

The process involves four stages which are as follows: –

Step 1: Completion of Assessments

Before your first meeting with Denise, you will complete four assessments. All of the assessments are completed online and include an interest assessment, a personality profile, an assessment in career motivation and an assessment in intelligences and skills.

The reason we do these assessments is because to be happy and successful in a career, a person needs to be interested in it, have a number of personality traits that are suited to that particular career, have the motivation to do it and have the developed skill for that career.

Step 2: First Session with Denise (Duration 2 hours)

The first part of this session involves an initial discussion in which Denise will ask you questions about some of the following: educational background and experience; work experience and your current career situation; hobbies/interests/what you like to do in your spare time and much more.

In the second part of this session, Denise will give you detailed feedback on the assessments that you completed. She will also show you how to use the best tools available for career and course research.

Step 3: Second Session with Denise (Duration 1 hour)

Having analysed your results, along with all that was discussed in your first session, Denise will discuss careers and courses with you that she has identified as being a very good match for you.

Final Step of Process

Within 14 days, you will receive a comprehensive Career Guidance Report outlining both Denise’s findings and recommendations on suitable careers for you.

Fee for Career Guidance Process: €390

Professionals

“There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lies happiness.”

– Gelett Burgess

It is never too late to change career and once you find the right career, it can be very rewarding to be working at something that really brings out the best in you, or as Gelett Burgess puts it: to find ‘work that is play’.

Should you decide to return to study, opportunities for further education have never been better. Part-time, correspondent and modular courses are available in many third level institutions giving you plenty of flexibility to pursue a career that is right for you.

Denise will work with you to find career options that will optimise your talents and experience and match your interests, while taking your unique circumstances such as family and financial commitments into consideration. 

How does the career guidance process work?

The process involves four steps which are as follows:

Step 1: Completion of Assessments

Before your first meeting with Denise you will complete four assessments. All of the assessments are completed online and include an interest assessment, a personality profile, an assessment in career motivation and an intelligences and skills assessment. The reason we do these assessments is because to be happy and successful in a career, a person needs to be interested in it, have a number of personality traits that are suited to
that particular career, have the motivation to do it and have the developed skill for that career.

Step 2: First Session with Denise (Duration 2 hours)

The first part of this session involves an initial discussion in which Denise will ask you questions about the following: educational background and experience; work experience and your current career situation;  hobbies/interests/what you like to do in your spare time and much more.

In the second part of this session Denise will give you detailed feedback on the assessments that you completed. She will also show you how to use the best tools available for career and course research.

Stage 3: Second Session with Denise (Duration 1 hour)

Having analysed your results, along with all that was discussed in our first session, Denise will discuss career areas and courses with you that she has identified as being a very good match for you.

Step 4: Career Guidance Report

Within 14 days, you will receive a comprehensive Career Guidance Report outlining both my findings and recommendations on suitable careers for you.

Fee for Career Guidance Process: €490

Testimonials

“I came to see Denise because I was having doubts about my college course and as a result, I was feeling very stressed. I found the sessions really beneficial as I learned a lot about myself and we talked about different options that would suit me. One of these options was to continue with my course with a view to specialising in an area that really interests me and this is what I decided to do. Working with Denise was the beginning of a new chapter for me and I would highly recommend her services. “

Suzanne Smith

“I found Denise to be very professional and appreciated how she put in considerable research around career areas that came out of my assessments in between the 2 consultations. However she is also a very warm and genuine person who puts you at ease, which is very important when you are revealing details about yourself, your personality, career choices and education”

Emma Burke

“Denise enabled my son approach his senior cycle with confidence and a clear goal for his future. Denise was extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful in all our dealings with her and I would recommend her highly to students/parents who may need assistance in this area.”

Frank Murphy

“Since meeting with Denise, I have applied and been accepted to a masters course in TCD in September and I am very energised by the prospect. I found the whole process with Denise was really helpful and I have recommended her to another friend.”

Philip Byrne

“Denise helped my daughter with Third Level course choices. I chose Koru Career Guidance as Denise approaches course and career choices in an holistic way rather than just through aptitude tests. She took into account my daughter’s ability with foreign languages as well as her love for science in order to put together a comprehensive list of University courses which matched her interests, goals and aspirations. I would highly recommend Denise’s approach and trust her methods and results.”

Susan Hickson

“I sought Denise’s help with applying to the UCAS, the English equivalent to our CAO. Denise helped me motivate myself and focus on the goals that needed to be achieved. I found Denise knowledgeable and driven in helping me achieve my dreams”

Ian Mulhall

Contact Denise

Denise Tormey – 55 Johnstown Park, Glenageary, Dublin A96 D1F3

087 659 9386 / 01 285 8462

info@korucareers.ie

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