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Raheny Shopping Centre,
Raheny, Dublin 5,
A bit about me
Therapist, Trainer, Coach and Author
I’m a colourful mix of everything I’ve encountered. A salt of the earth, Northside Dub with a strong spiritual side. Even though I use humour to get me through the day, I’m deadly serious about helping people. I know I can make a difference, I’ve seen the benefits of what I do first hand. I have witnessed it change people’s lives.
Everything I ask my clients, I have asked of myself. I have been through the same therapy, felt the emotional pain and experiences the lightness when it’s released.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn How it Works!
Can you tell me what you do?
I help people overcome their anxiety, fear, panic or depression.
Your mind is like a filing cabinet with four drawers. The first three drawers are everyday stuff “I need to get dinner in” or “I must collect the children” or “I must pay that bill” etc. but the bottom drawer is where you put all the stuff you don’t know how to deal with. It stays there one month, one year, one decade, multiple decades until it is triggered!
You see your brain (brain, subconscious, unconscious, reptilian brain) wants to keep you safe. That’s it’s job. It's constantly scanning the environment, wherever you are, to keep you safe. If you are triggered, your brain scans the filing cabinet of your mind and it finds something in there that it views as a threat (an event that happened in the past), it will then focus your full attention on what it perceives as a threat. It’s like it is trying to help you. Like a sentry on guard. Right there and then it’s as if all those files that you have locked away have been opened inside your head and you are thinking with your logical mind “why do I feel like this”.
Your subconscious has just been triggered and it will do everything it can to stop you in your tracks. In the filing cabinet of your mind something has been stored as a threat. Your mind has learned a lesson way back that has made you feel hurt or reactive. You may have taken on a belief that is now driving the show and it is that belief that is the star performer.
I work with your subconscious mind to help you release the hurt, the fear, the anxiety, the fake beliefs, in the most respectful way so you can begin to live life the way you want to.
How soon can I start?
There is normally a waiting list as I only work with a small number of clients at any given time.
Currently the wait time is about six weeks. If you need a referral to another therapist , I will help in any way I can.
How much does each session cost?
The cost at the moment is €100.00 per session payable before your appointment.
Each session lasts a full hour. Occasionally this may last a little longer if something important arises.
Have you dealt with anything like this before?
Yes! If I had a penny for each time I have been asked this I would be very rich.
I have worked with many clients with different issues. They have all thought they are the only ones who have experienced what they are experiencing. I specialise in helping clients overcome anxiety in all its guises.
I would think I'm unshockable at this stage.
How often should I attend?
It really all depends on the therapy. Experience has taught me that weekly sessions produce best results. My work is much faster and much quicker. You will not need to attend any longer than is necessary.
What are your qualifications?
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy ICHP Ireland
- Advanced Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy ICHP Ireland
- Masters Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy ICHP Ireland
- Enhanced Hypnotic CBT, ICHP Australia (part of Masters)
- Supervisor Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy ICHP Ireland
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Essex Institute UK
- Advanced Diploma Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Essex Institute UK
- BWRT Level 1 Terence Watts Institute UK
- BWRT Level 2 Terence Watts Institute UK
- BWRT Master Coach Terence Watts Institute UK
- Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching Irish Lifecoach Institute Ireland
- Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Ireland
- NLP Life Coach Ireland
- Emotional Freedom Technique Certification
- National Hypnotherapy Register Ireland
See change in action
"What makes Margaret unique is that she simply goes beyond your daily challenges – whatever they may be. She will help you to explore and uncover the true values in your life, set the priorities and focus on them. All of this is of course your own job, but Margaret will guide you through this process and encourage you throughout the way. And she will do this in a fun, friendly and enjoyable way."
"I used to have really bad presentation difficulties. I was afraid before a presentation, all of my life. Since working with Margaret, I have given many presentations to large groups and cannot believe that I have been on radio on numerous occasions. It's all thanks to Margaret's hard work and great CD. She worked her magic. No words can express my gratitude to her."
What’s the Story
Stay up to date with my take on the world
My fringe was beyond my nose
When I was out walking my hair flapped like one of those dogs with long ears. I lasted five months. Then drastic measures had to be taken.
As we become so familiar with the word “restrictions” where we are all asked to control our actions which limit us is many ways. How could you turn that into a positive?
Staying in your own bubble
As we move forward from this pandemic we are asked to continue to stay in our own bubble as much as possible. We can visit family and friends but being mindful of washing our hands and continuing to wear masks and keep that social distance of two metres.
The masks we wear
We have all gotten used to wearing masks (the physical ones). We have been used to masks on an emotional level too. Each of us wear masks to hide our true feelings. The “I’m fine” mask is well known.
The pebble in my shoe
This morning I woke up, showered and dressed. As I put on my shoes, I didn’t notice the pebble there.
My watch pings. My phone vibrates. My email dings. It’s as if there is a message everywhere every moment saying something like “hurry I’m speaking to you – can you not hear the vibrations – get stressed – I’m important – answer me – be at my beck and call – now – now – now – vibration – vibration – vibration.
A new perspective
Last week I had a second cataract operation. The left eye this time.
I don’t know about you, but every so often my emails get chock-a-block with rubbish.
Alexa goes for Therapy
I’m sick of it. They never stop. It seems like the whole world is shouting at me:
Healing in Covid Times
Listen to my audio and take a moment to consider Healing in Covid Times.
A Glimmer of Hope
A long long time ago, the glimmerman lit the gas lights in the streets when it got dark. He lit his lights so people could see, so they could find their way through the darkness.
Changing times, new learnings
Comedy is so important right now. When you laugh you send happy feelings throughout your body.That has to be good for your immune system. And we need to keep our immune system happy and healthy.
Having studied, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, CBT, NLP, Coaching and Brain Working Recursive therapy, I am in awe at how you can help a client back from the brink. The work you put in will give you hope. Hope for a future you can work towards. Take the first step today!
Raheny Shopping Centre,
Raheny, Dublin 5,