Counsellor: Margaret Lynch

margaretMargaret has 10 years experience counselling clients presenting with a wide range of issues.  Having completed her Diploma (Adv) in counselling she has worked in both the voluntary and public sectors over this time. Margaret has trained with Cruse Bereavement Care and worked as a volunteer counsellor with this charity.  She has continued her studies completing her Diploma H E in Psychology in 2013. Margaret is an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and works within their Ethical Framework. She engages in monthly supervision of her work with a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. This ensures ‘best practice’ for her clients.

Margaret continues with ongoing training in various approaches and techniques in counselling and will train this year in ‘Mindfulness’ hoping this will be of benefit to her clients.

Presenting issues:

Abortion, abuse, addiction, alcoholism, depression, domestic violence, drug abuse, physical abuse, postnatal depression, relationship issues, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, family issues, low self confidence, low self esteem, miscarriage, panic disorder, self harm, separation and divorce, sexual abuse, spirituality, stress, suicidal thoughts, work related stress

On a personal note from Margaret

I believe that the relationship formed between my client and myself is most important to bring about a positive outcome in the counselling process. When my client is listened to in a safe confidential place where they are not being judged and where they are not being given ‘advice’, they relax and open up to be their ‘true’ selves and they feel valued. Some clients have a ‘deeper wound’ perhaps from negative childhood experiences. However, these past experiences can still impact on their ability to cope and their well-being in the present.

I have found by making a connection with my client at a deeper level I am able to show empathy. It has been my experience that when these ‘core’ conditions are present together with the appropriate therapeutic approach, positive change happens. I believe everyone has the power within themselves to change and grow but sometimes we fail to believe in ourselves and feel powerless when faced with life events. I have been privileged to work with many clients towards this positive change over 6 – 8 sessions.

Talking to a qualified professional counsellor is different from support offered by family and friends.