Margaret Spencer Therapy


Welcome to

Margaret Spencer Therapy

"Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions."

- Albert Einstein

Counselling for individuals and couples in the safety of the therapeutic setting

Margaret Spencer BSc Reg MBACP (Accred)

Does life sometimes feel like its getting on top of you?

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

... to make sense of what has been happening

... to explore your thoughts and feelings

... to get back on the front foot again

Registered member of BACP since 2004 and Accredited Member since 2012 and in practice as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Coach and Clinical Supervisor. With over eighteen years experience. 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. I am based in Magherafelt and work with you 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.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.

What issues can counselling help with?

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:





COVID-19 Anxiety

Dealing with Stress


Family relationships



Life changes


Low self esteem





Work related stress


Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works and to arrange an initial appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help. You can call me on 07775 706907.

Currently I work online and via telephone and I will have availability from January 2024 to work with you.

I work with clients across the UK and more locally 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 for clients across the UK via Zoom.