My name is Mary McGlynn and I am originally from Donegal but have been living and working in Dublin for the past ten years in the Mental Health & Education industry.
I have always had a genuine interest in helping and supporting people especially in the areas of Trauma & Depression. Having gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development which included Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy and then qualifying as a Human Givens therapist, I believe I have an in-depth understanding of the mind and human nature and all the difficulties and struggles that can come with it like depression, anxiety, fear, trauma, and suffering.
My goal in life is to help people overcome these issues with some gentle, positive, and manageable therapy using the wonderful resources you already have and re-discover hope and happiness which is the Human Givens approach.
I often get asked this question and I am very happy to explain.
When we are born, we are ‘given’ emotional needs which if met in balance, we flourish as human beings.
Like our physical needs – the need for water, food, sleep, and exercise, we also require our emotional needs to be nurtured which in turn enables us to thrive.
If these emotional needs are not met, especially in childhood or because of some trauma or difficulty in life, we suffer worry, stress and anxiety. Over time, this worry, rumination, and lack of restorative sleep can often lead to depression or PTSD.
During our session, you are invited to talk about whatever you need to talk about without feeling judged or misunderstood in any way. You will feel supported and my aim is make you feel a little lighter even after the first session. It is up to yourself how many sessions you need so there is also no pressure there.
I can help look at where you are now, how you’re feeling and how these feelings are affecting your daily life. I can also identify unmet emotional needs and use scientifically based knowledge, skills & techniques to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
There is no need to keep going over and over your past during sessions - in a way, this can re-traumatise a person. Everyone's journey is different so I will work with you, in your own time so that you can start to heal and discover hope again.