Maggie Murray Registered MBACP Family Focused Counsellor
Welton Counselling Practice
BG Futures Building
Bishop Grosseteste University
Finding our way through life transitions
One thing that is for sure is we all go through numerous transitions in our lives. We leave Secondary education to go to College, University or start working. We change jobs, may get married, have children, become grandparents, face redundancies or retirement and experience bereavements. Through these changes we experience weeks or months at heightened emotions as we adapt from what we know to what we have not quite settled into that is new to us. Some life transitions are by choice, by following new opportunities and others come from natural endings. However some life experiences are unwillingly imposed on us such as a job ending, a partner leaving or a conflict separating a family, or an ending a friendship. Whatever the circumstances, facing these life transitions can be difficult, presenting us with new problems and demanding us to respond in new ways.
Hello to you and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified BACP, registered and experienced Integrative Counsellor, trained to work from different types of counselling theories and models to suit my clients individual needs.
If you are looking for emotional support through your life transitions I am here and ready to support you. Are you struggling with an ending or ready to seek support in finding a new direction through your life changing experiences? You may be feeling confused, anxious, in a low mood, feeling stuck or may have lost all hope for a positive change in your future happiness. I will support you to work towards self acceptance of where they are right now! We will establish ways to improve your self-care, self-compassion, you can begin to heal from your distressing experiences and work towards making healthy and safe choices for your future experiences. Lets develop a deeper understanding of your old life chapter and work towards a new one that can provide you with all the positive opportunities you deserve!
Who do I offer Counselling too?
Young people 11-18
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
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Support for women through pre/post pregnancy
Difficulties adapting to becoming a parent or grandparent
Not feeling a good enough parent
Changes in your relationships becoming a parent
Parent and child healing session from a transitional change within the family, (grief and loss from bereavement, separation, divorce, or working through new family dynamics e.g.introducing new partner and their family)
Finding your direction - returning to work after staying at home to be a full time mum
Relationship building between parent and teenager
Career changes - exploring if you're making the right choice?
Adapting to the changes of your grown up children leaving home
Retirement - what to do now to live your life with fulfilment
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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 7- 18 years
£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 9.00 am - 8.30 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|