Margaret Heap, BA (Hons);PG Dip; Dip Sup; Reg MBACP (Accred)
458 Burnley Road
07544269118 / 07544269118
As a fully qualified professional counsellor accredited by the BACP I aim to respect you as an individual with autonomy. As such everything we do is based upon what is important to you as a person, from your own perspective. I believe that you know what hurts and that you have the capacity to begin a healing process. I hope that I am able to offer you a safe environment in which to explore any issue that is important to you.
Why seek counselling?
Many people turn to friends and family in times of difficulty, although they tend to hold back, not wanting to 'burden' their friends and family. Whether the issue is depression, bereavement, anxiety, abuse, disability or anything else, sometimes people find that family and friends can be too close to the situation to talk to. Often well-meaning friends and family want to fix things and make things better and therefore can find it difficult just to listen, leaving the person with a sense of not being heard.
As a counsellor I am trained to listen, I will not judge you or try to fix things. Instead I aim to offer you the space to untangle your thoughts and feelings in order for you to see your own way forward more clearly.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelor Arts: BA (Hons), Social Studies.
- Post Graduate Diploma: PG DIP, Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- University Certificate Working therapeutically with children and adolescents.
- BACP Accreditation.
- Diploma Supervision.
- Cert: Working with sexual abuse.
- I.E.M.T. Practitioner
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma
My week consists of seeing clients in private practice along with students at a local HE College and a primary school.
I have experience of working at a local Women's Centre where I saw people with a variety of issues including Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Abuse.
I have volunteered for the local Multiple Sclerosis in a variety of roles, most recently, approximately 5 years I set up a counselling service for those affected by MS. This service is for people with MS themselves, their family, friends or carers.
As an Accredited member of the BACP I am required to keep my skills updated by attending extra training. My Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses consist of the following...
Mental Health Awareness
Child protection training
Sign language introduction
Elder abuse training
What is Mental Health
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Survivors of abuse
Multiple Sclerosis training
Domestic violence training
Solution Focused Brief therapy
Working with the inner child
Power of metaphor
Embodied relational therapy
Child protection and safeguarding
Domestic violence and children
Big boys don't cry ( working with men)
Living with dissociation
CAF and LP training
Self harm ( 2)
Loss and bereavement in children
Working with children post abuse
Introduction to Shamanism
Anti natal and post natal mental health
Chronic Fatique Syndrome
Domestic abuse (2)
Working with Disassociative Identity Disorder
Working with Trauma
Suicide and Prevention
Diploma in Supervision
Death of a child
Child sexual exploitation
Working with sexual abuse
Working with couples
It's the Law isn't it?
Trauma and somatic experiencing.
COUNSELLING IN SCHOOLS
KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COUNSELLING ADULTS AND CHILDREN/YOUNG PEOPLE
APPLYING THE LAW
ADPCA CONFERENCE NOTTINGHAM
USING THE BACP ETHICAL FRAMEWORK
REFRESHER COUPLES COUNSELLING.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
The first session, lasting half an hour, is free in order for you to decide if we can work together.
Individual fees £35 per hour.
Couples £45, this is for a full hour,
Reduced rates of £25 for students on a counselling course.
Supervision £50 (one and a half hours)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
In counselling I aim to respect you as an individual with autonomy. As such everything we do is based upon what is important to you as a person, from your own perspective. I hope that I am able to offer you a safe environment in which to explore any issue that is important to you.View supervision profile