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Mary Cahir

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17 Years Experience

17 Years Experience Feeling lost, uncertain anxious or depressed? I’m here to help you cope, understand your feelings and move forward in your life with a greater sense of calm and confidence. With a compassionate and supportive approach I can help you to become better at coping with life, and working through the...

17 Years Experience

17 Years Experience

Feeling lost, uncertain anxious or depressed?
I’m here to help you cope, understand your feelings and move forward in your life with a greater sense of calm and confidence.

With a compassionate and supportive approach I can help you to become better at coping with life, and working through the issues that are holding you back in your life.

I provide Counselling and Psychotherapy both Short-Term and longer term, based on what you choose.

Some testimonials:
“I went to Mary for help managing my anxiety. She helped me learn ways to cope better and manage stress. I look forward to the future because I know I can cope with my problems”

“Caring, compassionate and understanding. Skilled therapist with practical approach”

“Mary helped with the issues I needed help with and my quality of life is so much better with a renewed perspective”

“Since sessions with Mary, I have better relationships with the people in my life and my work”

“I have a new outlook after those sessions and what I have learned is helping me now and in the years to come”

I use an Integrative approach; this means that I am fully trained and experienced in using different approaches depending on the specific challenges you are facing and how you want to look at them. People are unique, so your therapy and counselling are tailored specifically for your needs.

Areas of Expertise:

• Anxiety
• Stress
• Depression
• Trauma
• Relationships
• Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy
• Integrative Approach: Therapy tailored for your individual needs

I start with your ‘here and now’ if you need some support in the present to get to a more positive place in your life. Then I can work with you to reflect on past experiences as part of co-creating a different future.
As a psycho-dynamically trained psychotherapist I work with the unconscious aspects of the person, sometimes we repeat patterns of behaviour without being fully aware. Or we relate to people in certain ways that we learned when we were younger, that may not be healthy or effective. Part of my work is to look with you at what is working well, what isn't; and where to from here.
Counselling and Psychotherapy are collaborative, we will work together to help you move forward and to better understand what may be holding you back or preventing you from reaching your potential.
From this you can become more self-aware and empowered to make conscious decisions in your life and better manage your responses to people and situations.

• What is the difference between Psychotherapy and Counselling?


Sometimes referred to as “talk therapy” is usually conducted on a short term basis, and can be helpful for anyone experiencing problems involving relationships, work, family or friends. My approach is to start in the ‘here and now’ by listening to your worries, and helping you develop an insight into both your problems and their goals. We then work together to establish ways of coping, which in turn helps build confidence and enables you to move forward as you start to develop more positive ways of coping and relating to others.
Counselling usually occurs over a period of approximately 6 sessions, extending to more if you decide to continue.

Sometimes referred to as “therapy” or “talk therapy” also involves listening to your issues and concerns,but takes longer than counselling as the aim is for you to more fully understand what has happened in your life and how you have responded to it so far. The aim is to understand issues and problems, not just to manage them. Psychotherapy helps to understand patterns of behaviour that bring familiar, but often negative results, such as relationships ending in the same way, or continued conflict in life.
Psychotherapy involves looking back and understanding the past with a new awareness; so that you can move forward in a different, more positive and productive way. Psychotherapy can be anything from a few months and possibly longer; it depends on what you choose.

If you want to make changes in your life, counselling and/or psychotherapy can be a positive step towards this.
Which is for me? Perhaps consider which statement appeals the most:

• Counselling can help me decide what to do/change to feel better.
• Psychotherapy can help me discover who I am and who I really want to be.
Some clients start with counselling and continue on for longer term psychotherapy, it is your decision as the client.

I have a private practice and I work with a diverse population. I have experience of helping people with anxiety, trauma, depression, stress, family issues, relationship issues and work-related issues. I have experience as a psychotherapist with clients that are parenting alone and I understand the challenges of this situation. I am also a parent and a working mother and understand the challenges that this can bring and how to find ways of navigating those challenges!
I am a skilled listener; empathic and focused on providing psychotherapy with purpose and compassion, in a safe non-judgemental space.

Qualifications & Experience:
1999 BA Psychology (University of Sussex)
Worked with children and families in difficulty and crisis

2006 MSc Psychology (New York, U.S.A)
College counsellor and teacher. Working with school age children experiencing difficulties at school.

2016 Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy
Counsellor and Psychotherapist with diverse population from around the world.



  • (IACP) Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Intervention
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Interpersonal
    • Anger Management
    • Experiential
    • Attachment / Relational
    • Coaching
    • Cognitive Behavioural CBT
    • Solution Focused Brief SFBT
    • Person-centred Therapy
    • Psychodynamic

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