Maggie Murray Family Focused Counsellor Registered MBACP
BG Futures Building
Bishop Grosseteste University
Making the time for yourself to work through how you think, feel, communicate and interact with others not only can have a positive impact on your own awareness and confidence but can improve your relationships around you too.
Hello I'm Maggie, a warm welcome to you and thank you for taking the time to read through my page.
I am a qualified, registered and experienced Integrative Counsellor. I am trained to work from different types of counselling theories and models to suit my clients individual needs. This way of working really helps with the diverse clients who come for therapy. I am also senior counsellor for a local counselling organisation called Think2Speak.
Type of counselling I offer
My approach is very Mindful working from a humanistic perspective which focuses on personal growth enabling a person to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions in the here and now. You don't have to be feeling unwell to engage in a therapeutic relationship and process. Many clients come as part of their personal development when changes are occurring in their lives.
My passion is focusing on supporting people through family life whether its breaking down barriers, exploring attachments or offering ways to improve communication and relationships. Can I help you or someone within your family?
Finding the right counsellor for you or your child is paramount in your journey of experiencing counselling support. I offer a 10 minute free telephone consultation to discuss this with you to ensure you are finding a counsellor who suits your specific requirements.
The decision to find a counsellor can be overwhelming as there are many counsellors in private practice. If I feel you would benefit from seeing another counsellor I will be happy to refer you to someone else with more knowledge and experience in the specialised field you are looking for. This is me working with integrity.
Establishing a positive and ethical working relationship will be of great importance and I adhere to providing you with a confidential and safe place where you can make time for yourself to find a way forward in improving your current well-being and situation. Your courage to explore who you are and what changes you would like to make is met by my compassion. I adhere to work with you to gain a deeper sense of yourself and fully engage in our therapeutic relationship.
Through my therapeutic relationships I offer short and long term therapy and as we journey through the counselling process together we will explore your thought processes, emotions and patterns of behaviour. How long you continue in therapy is always your choice and we review this throughout the counselling process.
Why engage in a therapeutic relationship with a counsellor?
Do you feel stuck, lost or alone in your relationships or life changing events? Holding on to your overwhelming, painful or unsafe experiences may lead to feelings of anxiety, depression or confusion. Give yourself the opportunity to explore your values, beliefs, and way of being so you can grow towards the best possible fulfilment of your potential. Your situation is never permanent it's what you make it. Life isn't solid, its fluid and it changes.
Changes will occur throughout life and the way forward is to take responsibility for how you respond to the changes as positively as you possibly can.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a registered member of the BACP I work safely and meet the standards of the Professional body as a competent, ethical 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 another passion of mine. To offer them a confidential space where they can explore their world and awareness of themselves within the demands they are facing within their educational setting and personal developing as they are growing 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 move 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 offer a consultation session where we can share up to 50 minutes to explore the possibilities of engaging in a counselling process.
Sessions will last up to 50 minutes on a weekly basis.
£30.00 young people under 18.
£60.00 Family session of Parent and Child/YP
Our office space is on the first floor set in a confidential and comfortable setting with free parking available and there is excellent access for people with disabilities with a lift easily accessible.
Appointments are also available on Saturday's or Sunday's ( weekends are ideal for young people )
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
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Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 9.30 pm Saturday 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Types of client