Maggie Kirk, BACP Registered member
4 Trafford Road
07800 663 591
Evening Appointments Available. BACP Registered member
Almost all of us, at some time in our lives, experience a conflict within ourselves or a crisis which triggers hard-to-handle emotions. Some of us experience difficult long-term issues like anxiety or relationship problems which leave us emotionally exhausted and unable to cope.
Sometimes it helps to talk to a professional.
Why a professional? Because, sometimes friends don't really listen; sometimes friends tell us what we want to hear; sometimes friends tell us what we should, or shouldn't, do - from their perspective; sometimes we don't have friends. A friend doesn't always understand the difference between 'fed up' and depressed. A therapist is once-removed; someone who has professional training to listen, to hear and to do so without judgement. A therapist will encourage you to explore, to grow and to develop the skills you need to resolve difficult issues. A skilled companion can be a big support on a journey of self-discovery and growth.
My training is in Person Centred Counselling, which focuses on client autonomy,Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a more directive approach, and Clinical Hypnotherapy, which uses the subconscious mind create change. These counselling models can support people with depression, relationship issues, anxiety, anger management problems and a host of other troubles which impact on our lives.
Life can be difficult but I believe that with help, we can become aware of our patterns of relating and our unhelpful responses which hinder our ability to cope. Therapy can help us explore our ways of being and teach us how to use our inner resources to bring about positive change. Sometimes it helps to have someone to with training and skills who can help us explore, grow, and improve our mental health and general sense of wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Counselling Studies - Level 3
Counselling Skills - Level 2
Awareness in Bereavement Care Certificate
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, National Council for Hypnotherapy
Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner Certificate
Life Coaching Certificate
Workshops in Counselling Tools & Transactional Analysis.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|