Margaret Clark. MBACP. ACC (accredited) Life-span Counselling
01252 341768 / 07788 536396
I have a warm, accepting approach to my clients and would consider it a privilege to come alongside and support you as you work through whatever is on your mind. I will respect you, listen attentively and stand with you as you work through the things that trouble you.
It's often hard to make that first contact with a counsellor so you are free to email me with your questions and concerns or make an appointment to talk it over first with no obligation to commit to counselling.
Perhaps you need a straightforward approach to counselling; a chance to just talk where present difficulties can be safely aired, solutions found and perhaps a fresh way of seeing things.
It's important for my clients to feel in charge of what is talked about and when. Some people live with a sense of having a child inside who feels 'stuck', unheard and continues to feel past pain. I work in a very gentle way that gives a sense of being rescued from the original trauma. It won't change the facts of the event(s) but can bring a sense of peace and relief.
A former client said....
"The approach to counselling was very empowering as it allowed me to directly share in my own healing. I really began to trust myself, my feelings and perceptions. When you've been used to second guessing yourself about almost everything, it is really liberating to begin to value and embrace your own understanding of things."
I look forward to hearing from you...
I welcome clients from all backgrounds and respect the ethnic, religious, social and sexual status of every person.
Training, qualifications & experience
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.
I have worked successfully with survivors of abuse and trauma, helping them to feel safe, listened to and comforted. By working slowly at the pace the client prefers I encourage them to feel in control, never rushed or pressurised.
I am also experienced in working with those affected by stresses in the workplace, redundancy, retirement, chronic illness, domestic abuse, divorce, remarriage and the challenges faced by 'blended' families.
Qualifications and professional registrations:
- 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
- Reg Member, Counselling practitioner - Association of Christian Counsellors (Accredited)
- Lifespan Integration Therapy - at advanced lovel.
I have continued to train in areas of particular interest to me, including:
- Chronic illness
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Abuse; Spiritual, physical, emotional, sexual and psychological.
- Bereavement and Loss
- Trauma and dissociation.
- Inner child therapy
- Workplace issues
- Sibling Attachments
- Attachment disorders
- Creative therapies
- Working through change
- I abide by the code of ethics of both the BACP and the ACC.
I undertake ongoing professional development training, staying abreast of current thinking and approaches to therapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- 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)
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When do I work and what do I charge?
Currently I have availability on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays. 9.30am - 8pm
Daytime appointments 9.30 - 5pm £40 for each 60 minute session
Evening appointments starting from 6pm - £45.
Telephone counselling £30.00 for 45 minutes (by arrangement after an initial person to person interview.)
A few reduced rate places can be offered to those on a low income.
I offer an initial free 20 minute session to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
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