Access Counselling Training and Research Ltd.
Email: accessmi[@]

Tel: 087-2686668


A Taste of Motivational Interviewing

A Practice Day

Motivational Interviewing Introductory Course
11th February 2017
11am - 5pm
Mardyke House, Mardyke Walk, Cork






The Workshop

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is evidence based effective approach to assisting clients to identify and prepare for behaviour change towards wellness and developing a healthy lifestyle. 

This workshop will allow participants to integrate some theory alongside a mainly experiential process of role-plays, real plays and discussion throughout the practice by experiencing active learning in the use of MI.

By end of course participants will have developed further insight and understanding of the key principals of MI, the "Spirit" factor of MI and the tools used to create a respectful client and personal inter–relationship


Learning Outcomes

To develop practice in motivational interviewing in role play and real time practice and group discussion

To develop and enhance basic communication skills through

- expressing empathy,
- developing discrepancy
- avoiding arguing
- rolling with resistance
- supporting self efficacy

To work effectively with clients using the skills of MI


The Facilitator

Larry O’Reilly has twenty years experience working in statutory, community and voluntary agencies supporting children, adults and families who have experienced distress and disruption in their lives due to substance use, mental health issues,imprisonment, domestic violence, neglect and abandonment.

  • I am an accredited psychotherapist (IACP) and an accredited addiction counsellor (ACI).
  • I integrate Narrative Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Community
  • Reinforcement Therapy when supporting clients or supervisees. 
  • Three years under Barbette Rothschild in Somatic Trauma Therapy.
  • Team member developing the Irish version of the Strengthening Families Program. Experienced in Parent to Parent Program
  • I am also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers worldwide and have been providing bespoke training in MI for 10 years.
  • Extensive working knowledge of the MOVE and CHANGE programs that assist adults and families enmeshed in domestic violence.
  • Extensive working knowledge of the four-tier system in relation to substance issue supports.
  • Experienced as clinical lead in homeless services work.
  • Former National and International Sports Coach
  • Currently specialism working with very vulnerable young people who require secure care, community residential living or are detained in Oberstown Centre.



I find the level of counselling excellent. Larry O'Reilly is a good listener and is very supportive. I never feel I am not being listened to and always have a feeling of being heard. Larry offers outstanding after appointment services and even if he is not able to answer my call he will always phone back or text later. The cost is very reasonable for the service provided.

Sean, Cork


My experience was very positive. The MI approach works well in my opinion because it works by empowering rather than directing. Larry O'Reilly was encouraging, empathic and really really passionate about what he does.

Aine, Waterford

On a number of occasions I have needed this Counsellor's (Larry O'Reilly) input re Personal difficulties of patients. He has always been interested, knowledgable , enthusiastic, approachable . He is highly compassionate, an attentive listener and generally caring beyond the call of duty.

I would commend and highly recommend him.

Dr Padraigin Cooney M.B.


After been through years of different services and having dealt with various addiction services I really felt at home with Mr o Reilly. I love the MI approach and its methods and it really worked for me. Ive tried the Minesota model and I found that it was very limited for me. The venue was ideal and provided a warm comfortable setting for me and made me feel relaxed and safe. There is a great re assurance with it as the after service is great also. I enjoyed my time with Larry and is an integral part of my Recovery. Thank You.

Ronan, Cork


Motivational Interviewing Workshop, September 2013, Cork

Suitable For

Suitable for participants at all levels from beginning to more experienced users of MI.


Book Your Place

Cost of the workshop is 30 euro.

For student and low-waged rates use the Donations button.




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