Maggie Boyle BSc (Hons) in Counselling, BA, MA, MBACP
20 Courtenay Park Rd.
I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor so I aim to empathically and congruently work with you as a whole, interconnected person, whether in short/brief solution focussed therapy or in an exploring, longer term way. Working confidentially, I offer an ethical, safe space and an accepting, non-judgemental, reflective relationship, which may help you develop your awareness and insights, facilitate change, or just allow you to be you, as you explore your thoughts, emotions, feelings and concerns or work toward your specific goals.
I have experience working with individual, adult clients, from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, with:
- medical conditions/illness
- low self-esteem
- bereavement and loss
- family and relationship problems
- questions of identity and existence
- and issues surrounding self-harm.
I have specialist experience in working with clients with ME/ CFS and Addictions.
I offer short and long term therapy, as you require. I can offer a variety of days and times for appointments.
Making the decision to get help may feel difficult, requiring strength, especially at a difficult time in your life when you are feeling vulnerable, confused or unable to cope. The process of where to go and who to call may seem confusing and maybe scary! Who you choose to help you is an important decision. Consequently, please call or email for enquiries, to help you decide if it is right for us to work together.
If you would like to arrange an appointment please contact me by telephone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling with Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice
Master of Arts in Education (Museums and Galleries)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Psychology
In Service Training - in Mindfulness, Drug Awareness, Working with Depression, Dementia, Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Domestic Abuse and Spirituality in Counselling.
I trained at the Metanoia Institute as a Humanistic counsellor, in Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analytic therapies and am familiar with psychoanalytic and cognitive/behavioural approaches. In addition to my life experience, I have practised yoga for many years. Consequently, in addition to these approaches, I enjoy working with awareness of energy, relaxation, visualisation, meditation and mindfulness, to help holistically facilitate clients' processes.
I am a registered member of the BACP, adhering to their ethical code, and am fully supervised.
I regularly receive continued professional development. This last year I attended 'Yoga in Mental Health,' 'Nature as Co-Therapist,' and 'Hypnotherapy' courses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
First/Assessment session £20 (face-to-face and Skyping)
Further Skype sessions £30
Further face-to-face sessions £40
Sessions are 50 minutes. Concessional rates available for those with low income; please enquire.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client