New: Online counselling: Benefit from my counselling and psychotherapy sessions in the comfort of your own home.
My counselling services are now available online via Zoom and Skype calls. All you need is a mobile phone, table or computer/laptop to engage in an active counselling session.
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  • 01/06/2020 - Mary McIlroy Counselling 0 Comments
    Living in Lockdown

    Lockdown Living:

    Which has the severest impact:
    Long term job loss, economic downturn, psychological downturn or CV2?
    The secondary wave of ill health I predict is not CV2
    We know there’ll be CV2 impacts but can we be Mindful in advance?

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  • 26/05/2020 - Mary McIlroy Counselling 0 Comments
    Lockdown Living

    Learn to slow down, you’re not going anywhere, you can’t.Try learning pootling and pottering, you can’t see people or friends or do things.

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    Decision making anxiety

    Does anxiety cause poor decision making? This way or that? Should I stay or should I go? Is she the one? Yeah, she ticks a lot of boxes. As a person she is reliable and caring, so unlike the ex. Still not sure, that does sound really tame and boring.Maybe she’s a bit suspect, things don’t quite add up. Should I trust my instincts and get out before I get hurt or do I just cruise along, enjoy one day at a time and learn to chill?mpairment’s which amazingly pop up on cue:

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    What is ambition and how do we measure success?

    If we are not seen to have the former are we failures? Think back, has there ever been a time when you had no ambition in life? Were you in a happy place? Think of a moment when you felt your best, uplifted, what else was happening? Is wanting to do a headstand a silly ambition and wanting to be a CEO desirable?

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    What does ambition means to you?

    We all have it in some measure. An instinct, a desire to find honour, pride, victory. Why did Francis Drake travel to the North Pole with no sponsor and no reward? No matter what our age or where we are from we want to leave our mark on the world, to prove our existence was worthwhile.

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    Ambition - Do you have it? Do you need it? Is it OK if you don’t have any?

    Do you have it? Do you need it? Is it OK if you don’t have any? How do you deal with it? Love and marriage, the workplace and a career, sports and games, win and lose, first and last. We can’t all be winners, Brad & Angelina, The CEO, top dog, Chris Vroom, Bill Gates. What if the desire to compete is missing? What if we are happy to tend the garden and don’t want to set foot on the starting block?Is there an alternative to the rat race?

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    How to overcome emotional eating

    We don’t always reach for food to simply satisfy hunger. Many of us turn to food in times of distress, boredom, or uncertainty. Other problems, such as depression, anxiety, chronic anger, or poor self-esteem can also result in overeating, and consequently, unwanted weight gain. According to recent studies, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions.

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    How to release pent up emotions, just let them be

    Have you ever been ambushed by your emotions and found yourself fighting back tears, possibly with a lump in your throat, unable to speak as your stomach contracts? Possibly this emotional ambush is accompanied by intense embarrassment which you believe ‘simply must not be seen’.

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    The power of acceptance

    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788-1860)

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    Moving the goalposts

    As a child, we’re guided pointedly towards the need for goals.


    “What do you want to do when you grow up?”
    “Paint pictures” is laughed off. “Help those in need” is not seen as a serious goal.
    We learn money is the measure of success that needs addressing.

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  • 29/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    Grief, Bereavement and Loss

    Counselling for bereavement encompasses more than the loss of a loved one but many other life challenges in addition such as The loss of a relationship. Chronic illness, trauma, pain. Phobias, anger, anxiety, loss of meaning....

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  • 05/09/2017 - Mary Mcilroy Counselling 0 Comments
    Counselling Services available throughout London

    As an experienced counsellor and Therapist based in London, I am confident in treating a variety of issues experienced by many people that simply need a little bit of help. These treatments include, but are not limited to: 


    Mental Health Issues | Depression | Bereavement Therapy | Relationship Counselling | Anxiety Treatment | Self Harm | Domestic and Sexual Abuse | Stress Management

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