Margaret Powell, MBACP (Accred)
a safe, comfortable and supportive environment in which you can discuss freely any problems or issues;
help with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, work issues, self-esteem, lack of confidence, self-harm, bereavement and loss;
support and understanding with difficult issues, with the aim of developing ways of coping and overcoming problems.
As well as having considerable experience as a Person-Centred Counsellor, I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on scientific principles that research has shown to be effective for a range of problems including; anxiety, depression, phobias, panic and post-traumatic stress disorder. It looks at the links between thoughts (cognitions), feelings and behaviour. In short, the way we think and feel influences the way we behave.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
Certificate in Workplace Mediation
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy
Advanced Certificate/Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I have also received training in alcohol abuse, bereavement, domestic violence.
As well as being an experienced person-centred counsellor, I have many years' experience of "people" issues in the workplace, including effective mediation.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per one-hour session for individuals
Reduced rates for students and unwaged
I am unavailable in the evenings and at weekends.
If you are at a point in your life where you feel you need some help and support, please don't hesitate to get in touch.