Margaret Bredin is experienced, accredited and fully insured to practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist. She works from a humanistic integrative approach, which includes person-centred, solution-focused, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models. Her aim is to make your experience supportive, rewarding and liberating. Specialised areas include anxiety/panic; abuse; bullying; bereavement/loss; eating disorders; couples work; personal development; self esteem/assertiveness; stress; self harm; family breakdown; trauma; mild depression; phobias; post-traumatic stress.Margaret is currently one of a small number of therapists in Ireland and Northern Ireland trained in Lifespan Integration Therapy.
Shakti (Sanskrit): to be able; the agent of all change; creative divine inner power.
At Shakti Counselling our hope is to facilitate you to experience the essence of who you truly are. With respect and genuineness, whatever the issue, we will accompany you on your personal journey towards healing, integration and wholeness.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling can help you to identify choices for the future based on growth and change. This can be a change of perspective; of direction; of circumstances; of behaviour; of coping ability; or simply adjustment and acceptance of new circumstances.
Psychotherapy can help the individual gain insight on how past experiences may be impacting in the present and find ways to change these patterns for a more appropriate fit for the future.
Lifespan Integration Therapy
Lifespan Integration Therapy relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. It promotes rapid healing in cases of difficult childhood experiences or recent or past trauma. It is a very gentle method which works on a deep neural level to change patterned responses and outmoded defensive strategies. The therapist guides the client to imaginally re-visit this past memory, bringing into the past whatever is needed to resolve the memory. After the memory is resolved the client is led through a timeline of visual images of scenes from the clients life right up to the present. This ‘proves’ to the client’s bodymind system that time has passed and that life is different now.After several sessions of Lifespan Integration Therapy people have reported that they feel better about themselves and about life, are more self accepting and less anxious and stressed.
Children & Young People
Margaret Bredin is trained and experienced in working therapeutically with children and young people. This includes working in metaphor through creative methods such as therapeutic sandplay; storytelling; art; clay; puppets and drawing to aid deeper emotional expression in a safe way. Lifespan Integration can also be used with children and teenagers. Parents are often encouraged to take part in sessions, particularly with younger children.
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