Maggie Murray Registered MBACP Family Focused Counsellor
Welton Counselling Practice
BG Futures Building
Bishop Grosseteste University
Family Focused Counsellor
How's family life going for you?
What we can explore together in our therapeutic relationship to help you focus on your role within your family unit....
- Past and present life events - external triggers
- Relationships - connections, communication, contact
- Your felt sense - how you feel internally
- Your thoughts - healthy, unhealthy
- Your values and belief system
- How you can process what was, make sense of what is and find healthier life style choices
Hello I'm Maggie
I am a qualified, registered and experienced Integrative Counsellor, trained to work from different types of counselling theories and models to suit my clients individual needs.
My main focus is working with clients who are looking to establish healthier relationships. My clients may struggle with the loss of their identity and or direction through their life events. This can leave them feeling confused, anxious, in low mood, feeling stuck and may have lost all hope for change and their future happiness. My approach supports my clients to work towards accepting where they are right now, establishing ways to improve self care and compassion for them self, then they can offer a healthy and safe way of being with others.
Who do I offer Counselling too?
Young people 12-18
Adults 18 +
Parent, child/teen relationship building
Training, qualifications & experience
As a registered member of the BACP I work ethically within the standards of the Professional body as a competent and independent counsellor through continuing supervision and professional development attending courses, workshops, events and researching. I was awarded a level of Distinction completing my Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling.
From personal experience I can empathise that participating in counselling is a personal journey and exploring painful feelings, unhelpful thoughts or difficult decisions can be challenging. So you may experience a sense of overwhelming feelings before feeling a shift and releasing deeper emotions as you search for positive changes to improve your well being.
Experiencing this shift can become very enlightening along the way too. Let me reassure you this is part of the therapeutic change in the counselling process. We can't always make sense of our feelings or thoughts when we begin to feel changes happening from within.
Being mindful of this it is important to me that I provide a safe space for you to journey through your discoveries this is why I aspire to offer you a confidential environment and through my empathic and sensitive way of being you will feel its okay to be open, honest, accepting your uncomfortable thoughts and feelings to gain confidence and explore new ways to break loose from your confinement so you can free yourself to move forward in making positive life changing choices.
Striving for the perfect life or perfection can lead to so much felt pain and confusion. Life is not meant to be perfect. We are not born to be stuck in a world of unhappiness. We are continuously growing as individual people and being open to learning and accepting ourselves with compassion and kindness we then allow ourselves the freedom to grow.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My experience of counselling in schools and in private practice has given me great experience of hours working with young people especially exploring issues around self harming and negative thoughts around attending school.
Working with young people is a passion of mine. To offer them a confidential space where they can explore their world and awareness of themselves. There are so many pressures and demands young people face within their educational setting and personally as they grow and develop into adulthood.
We live in a world where technology is so accessible and it is common for young people to seek support through social media sharing their thoughts and feelings so openly but this can have a negative impact on their emotional well-being. Many young people are moving away from seeking support from family members and the source in which they access support may not be the safest for them.
Knowing who to trust can be challenging but it starts from learning to trust your own instincts and believing in yourself as a good and worthy person. These feelings can get lost after being hurt through life events and acting out in negative ways is a common defensive mechanism.
Lets focus on your thoughts and feelings exploring who you are in your world and provide a safe place for you to make positive changes to keep moving forward to live your life safely and contently.
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I welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a consultation session where we can share up to 50 minutes to explore the possibilities of us engaging in a counselling process together.
Sessions will last up to 50 minutes on a weekly basis or as agreed on contracting.
£30.00 young people under 18.
£60.00 Family session of Parent and Child/YP
I am working from a few different comfortable and confidential settings in Lincolnshire, LN1/LN2 area.
Appointments are also available on Saturday ( weekends are ideal for young people )
I work with Welton Counselling Pracitice in Welton, support clients from Bromhead Medical Charity and The Well Centre in Lincoln as well as my own counselling practice.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page.
Good health and happiness to you through your life's journey.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 7.30 pm Saturday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Types of client