Margaret Ingamells Psychotherapy and Supervision. UKCP. MBACP. FPC (WPF). BPC.
134 Fairlight Road
0800 046 1410 / 07598 732777
Anxieties and personal difficulties can be isolating and debilitating and it can be difficult to find someone to trust, who feels safe enough to help you in untangling difficult feelings, and who is not directly involved in your situation. Someone that can help you think about unhelpful relationship patterns, or support recovery from trauma or loss and help you feel your way through any number of complex and difficult situations so you do not feel so alone in it all.
I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Psychotherapist and practice individual and couples counselling and psychotherapy, and Supervision in Hastings. I offer a safe, non judgemental and confidential therapeutic relationship in which you can explore personal or difficult issues that may be causing you distress or depression. Are you in emotional pain or in a difficult situation? Suffering from a loss, bereavement, a traumatic experience, anxiety or betrayal? Or perhaps it is that you just feel you need some space for you... to re-evaluate and explore who you are, where you are going and how you are coping. A space to step aside from the demands of others, or the stress of life, where you can feel, think and consider how you might do things differently. I offer you a space to reflect and support in transitions of change, as this often feels too difficult to do alone. Research supports the view that the way people manage through a major difficulty or trauma can often be dependent on the support that they have. A confidential and insightful Counselling relationship where you feel safe to talk and explore your feelings and your situation, can make a difference for you, and perhaps your family.
I work from a Psychodynamic perspective as this can be helpful in thinking about problems and distress in the present that can sometimes be related to earlier experiences or relationships in our lives. Understanding this can help you gain fresh insight into present relationships and personal difficulties. Psychodynamic Counsellors and Psychotherapists practice a 'talking therapy' and gently encourage you to explore issues more deeply without feeling criticised or judged. Therapy is an opportunity to think about how you think about and respond to lifes events, and an opportunity to explore options and different ways of coping. I also sometimes additionally work with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), if I feel this may be helpful for you.
Research also supports the view that the level of trust and empathy between the client and counsellor is more important than the type of therapy. It is therefore important to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with. On this basis I offer an introductory consultation, to enable us to meet and talk about what would be most suitable for you. I usually work with clients on an open ended basis as in my experience this is more beneficial, alternatively, I can also offer time limited counselling focusing on one specific problem - this is generally for about 12 sessions. When it is agreed what would be most helpful to you, we would decide on a regular day and time each week to meet, as the counselling process needs a commitment to weekly sessions.
My practice is in a tranquil and confidential environment with off road parking, and local bus routes nearby. A route finder is available on my website: www.hastingstherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Reg. MBACP. FPC (WPF). BPC and I adhere to the Code of Ethics and complaints procedures of these Professional bodies.
In addition to my following qualifications I am also currently completing Further Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Programme with WPF Therapy London
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London. (WPF Therapy / University of Roehampton)
Working with the Couple in Mind (WPF Therapy London)
Post Qualifying Certificate in CBT.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF) BACP accred.
Cruse Bereavement Training
Drugs and Alcohol Training
When considering counselling it is important to choose a professionally qualified and experienced practitioner who has completed a rigorous and thorough training. I completed my professional training at WPF Therapy one of the leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in the UK. It has a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). These organisations are some of the largest professional bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK and ensure the highest professional standards. You can see further details of my qualifications and Professional bodies on the link to my website above.
I currently practice in Hastings and London Bridge,
I have weekly Supervision in London and am fully Insured.
I work with individuals and couples and some additional issues I work with are:
Child Loss and Bereavement
Depression and Anxiety
Learning Disablilty and Aspergers
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy
Emotional Abuse and Bullying
Aspergers and Learning Disability
Depression and anxiety
Bereavement and Loss
Low self Esteem
Separation and Divorce
In Hastings for individual therapy I charge £40 (this can sometimes be negotiable in relation to circumstances), and I have limited places at a reduced fee of £30.
For Couples Therapy I charge £45.
(Please ask for further details if you are a student or have a low income).
Introductory Consultations are charged at the same rate respectively.
Introductory Consultations and Therapy sessions for both individuals and Couples are 50 minutes duration.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training
I offer Psychodynamic /Psychoanalytic Supervision, I have a broad training and experience in clinical work and can offer either individual or group Supervision.View supervision profile