Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy are talk therapies that offer you the chance to work through challenges in your present situation, to make sense of your past and look forward to the future.
Counselling Brings Warmth, Acceptance and Positive Change
We all go through confusing and difficult times when we could benefit from additional support. Engage Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a warm and professional place to explore any issues you may have. You will feel heard, understood and cared for as we engage together in a meaningful & genuine way. You will be supported as you explore difficult relationships and circumstances. This will enable you to consider what changes you can make to feel better.
Psychotherapy Heals Deep Within
Engage provides a confidential and non-judgmental service tailored specifically to meet your unique story. You will be advised which approach or combination of approaches will support your desires for change. This will help you gain a clearer understanding of your life. Whether you chose short term behavioural therapy or longer term healing and growth we will work at the pace that is right for you.
Counselling & Psychotherapy Services in Dublin
Person-Centered Integrative Counselling
Given the right conditions, everybody has the ability to grow and change and to achieve their unique potential.
CBT / Reality Therapy
Breaking down problems that may seem overwhelming into smaller pieces that are easier to cope with.
Psychodynamic therapy helps you unravel past experiences in order to resolve them and move on.
Frequently the dynamics from our family of origin influence our behaviour in relationships, in the workplace and in friendships.
What People Are Saying
“Every time I finished my session with Margaret I felt as though slowly but surely a massive weight was lifting off my shoulders. I cannot express how grateful and thankful I am to her. She taught me coping strategies for when I was becoming overwhelmed with certain emotions. The level of support and healing she provided me with was outstanding and it has changed my life for the better.”
“I was very new to the idea of counselling though very open to it. Even still, I was terribly self-conscious and talking about myself was not in my nature. But I knew I needed to talk, there were issues that I was going through that I was just not able to figure out by myself. Margaret put me at ease straight away, had a wonderful ability to make me question what I was saying and then allow me to talk it out until I found the answer. I made huge strides during my time seeing Margaret and I came out on the other side practically a new person – certainly one that had found peace.”
“When I first started working with Margaret I struggled greatly with every simple everyday tasks. I couldn’t hold down a job at one stage and I had some very unhealthy relationships with people. My biggest issue was my anxiety was so out of control I could barely function most days. The best thing I could’ve ever done for myself at that time was to start counselling with Margaret. She truly understands and she has ways of helping you to realise so much about yourself, why things are the way they are in your life and most importantly how to make positive changes.”
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Meet Your Counsellor and Therapist
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work as a consultant for Dublin Rape Crisis Centre delivering training on issues associated with childhood sexual abuse and offering support in the aftermath of rape and sexual assault. I also deliver Dignity at Work training dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace.
Prior to working full time as a therapist I worked for 14 years in the community and voluntary sector. I managed an outreach programme for men moving on from emergency homeless accommodation in Dublin. This gave me a deep understanding of addiction, trauma, relationship breakdown and mental health issues. I also managed outreach, mentoring and peer support programmes in the disability sector.
Working as a consultant trainer I developed and delivered bespoke training for organisations working with vulnerable adults including St Vincent de Paul, Merchants Quay Ireland, Ana Liffey Drugs Project, The Probation Service, Alone, Special Olympics Ireland, Citizens Information Service & Dublin Simon Community.