About

The Arete Vision

The Arete Vision is to help individuals identify their core values and beliefs and the resultant patterns of thought and behaviour, both beneficial and maladaptive, so that they may engage in active and constant self-development, learning to challenge limiting beliefs and unhelpful behaviours and in their place adopt and refine coping mechanisms and self-assessment skills to facilitate deeper understanding of one’s internal processes and external interactions with others and one’s environment. The overarching vision is to help people to find clarity of purpose, emotional and psychological wellness, overall happiness and holistic well-being.

The Arete Mission

The Arete Mission is to coach individuals through the implementation of psychological theory and therapeutic exercises to empower them to understand emotional and psychological processes with an aim to bring awareness to and deconstruct current beliefs, behaviours and thought patterns. Clients will be guided through a process of exploring and challenging personal patterns, their origins and reinforcements, examining the impact and / or utility of the existing patterns and coached to refine and build upon positive mechanisms and overcome / manage maladaptive or unhelpful patterns. The Arete Mission seeks to empower people to redefine their inner narrative, unburden themselves of legacy limiting thoughts and behaviours and engage with their core values to permit themselves the freedom to aspire to live their best, most authentic lives with self-belief and optimism.

The Arete Values

Integrity The needs and well-being of the client are paramount in all interactions.

Compassion Understanding that the process of self-development is difficult and that it takes courage and strength to engage in the process of change. The process is not linear, and Arete is dedicated to supporting clients through all stages of their journey, both rewarding and challenging.

Commitment Arete is truly committed to helping people to be the best that they can be, as defined by the individual. We are here to coach you through your journey of self-discovery and development, to provide support and equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your journey on your own terms.

Teamwork Arete believes that the coaching / therapeutic relationship is crucial to success in the process of guided self-development. Mutual respect, trust and commitment are at the core of our client-centric approach.

Leeanne Rose O’Morain | Founder & Psychologist

Background & Qualifications

I hold a First Class Honours Master’s Degree in Psychological Science from University College Dublin, in addition to my honours degrees in Psychology (Dublin Business School) and in International Business and Languages (Dublin City University).

I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), awarded with Distinction from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), and Certificates in Motivational Interviewing endorsed by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and Psychometric Assessment endorsed by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

I am a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and I have completed numerous professional training courses. I continue to attend CPD training on a regular basis to ensure that my skills and practices are up to date and in-line with current professional standards.

Having spent over a decade working across, with and within large multinational corporate environments (MNCs), small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, family run organisations and boutique sole traders, I have developed a deep understanding of the complex realities facing business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and employees navigating the challenges which occur at both a personal and wider organisational level.

I am dedicated to coaching my clients to achieving their highest potential and imparting practical skills and strategies for realising personal and professional fulfilment, streamlining operations and creating smart, sustainable, efficient strategies for long term success.

The Arete Philosophy

To paraphrase the late Henry Ford, ‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are usually right’. The potential for greatness lies within each of us, and the scope for success is confined only by the limits of our mind. I believe that Aretē – the achievement of peak performance and fulfilment of your highest human potential – is accessible to all individuals. As the obsession with success in its many forms continues to become more concentrated and pervasive, so too does its apparent elusiveness. We are fortunate to live in an age of abundance, of infinite possibility – and yet research continues to indicate that we appear to be ever less fulfilled. In order to achieve success, one must pursue it effectively, and in order to do so, one must first define the concept in subjective terms. What does ‘success’ mean to you? 

At Aretē Psychology and Coaching, I am dedicated to working with my clients to identify their individual needs and goals, and collaborating to set tangible benchmarks using goal focused methods and individualised strategies to assist you in overcoming specific challenges, personal and professional. I coach my clients to understand their key motivations and the fundamental drives behind their ambition, and how to harness their strengths and unique talents to catalyse their success.

The road to success is not a one-size-fits-all endeavour. At Aretē Psychology and Coaching, I am here to offer support and coach effective techniques for sustainable development and continued fulfilment.

Burgeoning research on the subject matter of happiness and well-being suggest that positive affect may in fact precede success, and indicates that the relationship is at least bidirectional, with both tenets acting as mutual reinforcers.

Research has shown that people who cultivate a positive mind-set demonstrate superior performance and elicit favourable business outcomes. Perseverance in pursuing long-term goals with sustained effort and hard work is shown to predict achievement, with self-efficacy beliefs influencing motivation, persistence and resilience and ultimately the achievement of success.

Invest in your vision and learn to apply psychological principles with precision and focus; success is borne of clarity, determination, drive and execution.