Margaret Spencer Therapy

Online and in-person Counselling & Psychotherapy From Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Welcome to

Margaret Spencer Therapy

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams: who looks inside, awakens" - Carl Jung

Counselling for individuals and couples in the safety and confidentiality of an ethical, therapeutic setting

Margaret Spencer BSc PG Dip Reg MBACP (Accred)

Are there times when it feels like life is getting on top of you?

Could you benefit from a place to take some time out to talk purposefully to a independent therapist?

... to make sense of what has been happening

... to explore your thoughts and feelings

... to explore solutions that will improve your life

... to feel better and get back on the front foot again

With 20 years experience as a Counsellor, I am a Registered Member of BACP since 2004 and Accredited Member since 2012. I work in independent practice in Magherafelt as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Coach and Clinical Supervisor. I am experienced in working with people providing Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision services in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I work with a systemic approach and integrate EMDR into my practice for the treatment of trauma. I also have a full, enhanced AccessNI Disclosure.

I work with the most wonderfully resourceful individuals, who often state they do not feel that way when we meet. Helping both individuals and couples reconnect with that sense of resourcefulness is often a significant outcome of the process. The aim is enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. Having the right person to talk to when you really need to talk can be a life changing experience. My counselling practice is based in Magherafelt and I can work with you in person and online across Northern Ireland and throughout the UK.

Making the decision to engage in counselling is a big step to take - and it can be a really positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I work.

How might counselling help?

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe environment, it really helps when you feel able to relate to your therapist. We can meet with sensitivity and empathy for what has been happening for you. Whether you feel you would benefit from single session consultation, short term, brief counselling/psychotherapy or to work in an open ended approach, we can agree the focus on outcomes. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence, without fear of judgement, more a sense of understanding about what this means for you.

My approach includes working with a solutions focused brief therapy (SFBT) approach focusing on what you would like instead of what you have.

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a deeper understanding of self, insight and opportunities for healing we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together we can gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, helping to understand your actions or reactions. There is little we can change at times about what is happening around us, Covid-19 is an example. Our super power is to be able to change the way we respond. It is through this sense of empowerment that the world can begin to look different. By responding better you take back your power and control. Making better choices can transform our experience of being in relationship, with heathier choices moving forward.

A safe setting...

I offer a chance to reflect collaboratively on the difficulties or problems you may be experiencing in a secure and confidential environment, with an independent and impartial listener from outside your day-to-day life.

Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives – and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Therapy isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes. Counselling can be the 'difference that makes the difference'

What issues can counselling help with?

I am experienced with helping clients who are experiencing difficulties with the following:


Ancestral issues




COVID-19 Anxiety

Dealing with Stress


Family relationships



Life changes


Low self esteem



Life Transitions

Trauma - developmental and event based

Work related stress


Please contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works.

An option is to then arrange an initial appointment, which enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, your hopes for the favoured outcomes and what may be helpful for you.

You can call me on 07775 706907.

If you are in crisis, please contact the Samaritans or Lifeline on the numbers below as they offer a 24/7 service response.

Currently I work face to face, online and via telephone and I have availability to work with you. I work with clients across the UK and more locally, face to face, counselling in Magherafelt, Cookstown, Dungannon, Omagh, Enniskillen, Dungiven, Upperlands, Kilrea, Coleraine, Derry/Londonderry, Bangor and the wider Belfast area, I offer secure telephone and online sessions via Zoom for clients across the UK.