Margaret Clark. MBACP. ACC (accredited) Life-span Counselling
"I don't know where to start!" These are the words of almost every new client that arrives in my counselling room. But gradually the story unfolds and we join up the dots and make sense of it all. Just talking things through with someone can be a huge relief; someone uninvolved, non-judgemental and compassionate. Yes, it's hard to make that first move but could 2019 be the year for change?
A little about me and how I work.
I am an accredited, registered counsellor working near Farnham, Surrey.
I welcome people from many different backgrounds and recognise the value of every person regardless of race, cultural background, social status, gender or religion.
My approach is non-judgemental and my aim is to help every client feel safe, listened to and valued. If you simply want to talk through the things that trouble you, I can offer a safe place where you will be listened to and and your feelings heard.
Sometimes it’s hard to put feelings into words, leaving you stuck and unsure about how to face the future. I’m here to listen.
Abuse comes in many forms; spiritual, physical, emotional, sexual or psychological. It may be in the past or in the present. I work slowly at the client’s own pace, encouraging them to feel in control - never rushed or pressurised.
I am experienced in working with those affected by the loss of a loved one, stresses in the workplace, redundancy, retirement, chronic illness, domestic abuse, divorce, remarriage and the challenges faced by 'blended' families.
What do previous clients say?
"The approach to counselling was very empowering as it allowed me to directly share in my own healing.* KF
"Margaret has an ability to get through to the heart and root of problems very quickly. My life is very different now as I use the tools she gave me to help myself.” CF
“I feel the length of counselling was just right for my needs, and we finished at a time when everything necessary had been worked through and I was ready to begin moving on with life.” JD
“Your approach was very patient and empathic. You have given me new tools and built my confidence so that I can change my approach and understand better how to help myself. I have seen positive changes in every aspect of my life as a result of our time together.” AG
Training, qualifications & experience
Experience, qualifications and professional registrations:
I have worked as a counsellor for 17 years, gaining considerable experience through my work and also privately as a mother and grandmother, experiencing firsthand the ups and downs of family life, grief, bereavement and loss.
- 17 years counselling experience
- 20 years working in pastoral care
- Higher Education Diploma in Counselling
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Registered, Accredited Counselling practitioner - Association of Christian Counsellors
- Lifespan Integration Therapy - at advanced level.
I have continued to add further training and development courses including:
- Abuse; Spiritual, physical, emotional, sexual and psychological.
- Separation and divorce
- Trauma and dissociation. - Attachment disorders - Workplace issues
- Sibling Attachments
- Working through change
- Bereavement and Loss
I abide by the code of ethics of both the BACP and the ACC.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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When do I work and what do I charge?
I offer an initial free 20 minute session to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
I have availability on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays. 9.30am - 8pm
Daytime appointments 9.30 - 5pm £42 for each 60 minute session
Evening appointments starting from 6pm - £50.
Telephone counselling £30.00 for 45 minutes (by arrangement after an initial person to person counselling session.)
A few reduced rate places can be offered to those on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 10am - 8pm. I offer telephone counselling after a person to person meeting. Calls are by arrangement at agreed dates and times.
Types of client