Hi, I'm Margaret.
I'm a psychotherapist, soul care guide & dreamwork coach based in Rathmines, Dublin 6.
Life can be a bit much sometimes – I understand that. Our modern, urban, hyper-connected lives can leave us feeling overwhelmed and wiped out. Nearly everyone I meet is under pressure, but that's not the way it has to be. I believe we all have the potential to find a more joyful, creative, fulfilled way to live.
Why do I do it?
I do this work because I’m passionate about helping people to realise their potential and to get back in touch with the deepest, truest part of themselves.
We each have a unique spark of brilliance, but it gets easily obscured by the world – and it's easy to get stuck in a mode of surviving while helping others to thrive.
In therapy or soul care work with me, you will be seen. You will be deeply listened to, and together we will uncover the unspoken truth of your life.
How do I work?
I work in a gentle yet challenging way. In session, you can expect to be heard confidentially and respectfully without judgement or shaming.
You can expect acceptance, and a collaborative approach where we will work together to reach your goals and get you to where you want to be in your life.
Who am I?
On a personal note, I’m an introvert who enjoys people – I’m an Enneagram type 9 and a Myers-Briggs INFP, for those in the know. I bring calm – most of the time.
I’m an accepting, humorous person who sees clearly and responds gently. I’m curious about people and about life, and open-minded about what I find.
I care deeply about the work I do. This work is important – you are important, and you deserve to live a happy, fulfilled, meaningful life. I promise to hold that vision for you until you’re ready to accept it for yourself.
Training & Qualifications
I hold a MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Turning Point Training Institute/DCU, 2012), a Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Turning Point Training Institute/DCU, 2008), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Integrative Psychotherapy from the Turning Point Training Institute (2009).
In addition, I hold a MA in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay Area (2003) and a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from Trinity College Dublin (2000).
I am fully insured, registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and accredited with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP). I served on the Editorial Board of Inside Out, the Irish Journal for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, from 2014 to 2022.
More recently, I have completed the two-year Art of Living and Dying training on healing spiritual pain, and the further two-year Anam Cara Apprenticeship at Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin, with acclaimed international teacher, Prof. Richard Groves. This resulted in the award of a certificate in non-denominational spiritual direction (2018), accredited by Spiritual Directors International (SDI). I have since joined the Irish training team for the Art of Living and Dying workshops.
As a member of IAHIP and of SDI, I abide by the codes of ethics of these organisations.