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Who am I and how can I help you?

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. 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.

Specialist Areas:
  • Menopause & Peri-Menopause Mental Health Support

  • Burnout & Overwhelm

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • The Highly Sensitive Person

  • Student Worries

What are ‘Human Givens’ you may ask?

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 needs are not met or are out of balance for whatever reason, we suffer worry or stress. Over time, this worry, rumination, and lack of restorative sleep can often lead to depression / anxiety / overwhelm.  

For example – becoming a busy parent can affect our need for connection with our partner or the need for privacy and time to reflect on our own. During our session, we would look at how we could get these needs met again in healthy ways using your own natural resources.

The Practical Forward Focused Approach

 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.