Margaret Heap, BA (Hons);PG Dip; Dip Sup; Reg MBACP (Accred)

Margaret Heap, BA (Hons);PG Dip; Dip Sup; Reg MBACP (Accred)

458 Burnley Road
Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 6JU

07544269118 / 07544269118

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458 Burnley Road
Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 6JU

07544269118 / 07544269118

About me

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

Anxiety disorders

Equality workshops

Laughter workshops

Self Harm

Loss/bereavement

ADHD

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Survivors of abuse

Cultural awareness

Multiple Sclerosis training

Managing anger

Domestic violence training

Solution Focused Brief therapy

NLP

Working with the inner child

Drugs awareness

Mindfulness practice

Power of metaphor

Embodied relational therapy

Child protection and safeguarding

Domestic violence and children

Epilepsy awareness

Big boys don't cry ( working with men)

Living with dissociation

CAF and LP training

Boundaries

Self harm ( 2)

Loss and bereavement in children

Transactional Analysis

Working with children post abuse

Introduction to Shamanism

Anti natal and post natal mental health

Inner child

Eating disorders

Safeguarding (2)

Chronic Fatique Syndrome

Domestic abuse (2)

Working with Disassociative Identity Disorder

Working with Trauma

Safeguarding

Suicide and Prevention

Diploma in Supervision

Dreams workshop

Trauma

Death of a child

Safeguarding 2

Child sexual exploitation

Touchstones

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

SOLIHULL APPROACH

APPLYING THE LAW

ADPCA CONFERENCE NOTTINGHAM

USING THE BACP ETHICAL FRAMEWORK

SUPERVISING PRACTICE

COMMUNICATING ACCEPTANCE

IEMT TRAINING.

REFRESHER COUPLES COUNSELLING.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

The first session, lasting half an hour,  is free in order for you to decide if we can work together. 
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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

Accrington, BB5 6JU

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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.

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