Maggie has worked for 12 years in Counselling. She has experience working in Addiction Services with Dublin Simon Community and Peter McVerry Centres. She also has experience working as a group facilitator with Bodywhys for 8 years supporting those struggling with an Eating Disorder and family and friends affected by it.
For the last 9 years Maggie has been working in the area of Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) at Queen’s University, Belfast.
“CBT is a collaborative practical problem-oriented approach to emotional problems where by the client and therapist work together toward understanding difficulties in terms of relationship between thoughts, feelings, body sensations and behaviour .
CBT is based on the concept that what we think , how we feel, how we act and what we experience in our bodies all interact together. The strength of CBT is that the client can continue to practice and develop their skills even after sessions have finished, making it less likely that symptoms or problems will return.”
Maggie is particularly interested in working with people who are struggling with Anxiety Disorders such as:
- Health Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Persistent or excessive worry
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Constant Worrier)
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Disorder
Other areas addressed are:
- Loss and Bereavement
- Addiction Issues
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Suicide Ideation
- Suicide Prevention and Postvention
- Relationships Issues
- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
- Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP)