Maggie Lawson MBPsS MBACP (Accred) HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist
It can take a great deal of courage and strength to ask for professional help when emotional difficulties are interfering with your life. However, having counselling at the right time with the right therapist will be a decision you will not regret. I aim to give you a safe place where you can feel comfortable to explore your difficulties without being judged.
I have worked as a Counselling Psychologist for 22 years and have seen the long lasting benefits it brings to people helping them overcome adverse life events, loss, disabling anxiety and depression. Counselling will help you to develop self awareness, overcome unwanted self defeating behaviours and repeated relationship patterns to enable you to live a more fulfilling life. I also offer cognitive -behaviour therapy and compassion focussed therapy which are models of therapy to help you overcome disabling anxiety, trauma and depression.
I am registered with the Health Care Professional Council as a Counselling Psychologist. Counselling Psychology is rooted in psychological research to ensure that the most appropriate counselling models are tailored to you and your individual presenting issues. This approach will enable you to get the most benefit from your therapy. .
Do also check out my website - www.thelinkpractice.co.uk where you will be able to read more information about myself and the services offered.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology - - Middlesex University -
MSc Counselling Psychology - City University -
HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist -
BACP Accredited -
Graduate Member of the BPS
Diploma in Eating Disorders - 2006
MBSR course - 2012
Critical incident debriefing - 2013
Dialectal-behaviour therapy 2015
Compassion focused therapy 2016
EMDR - part 1 - 2019
CBT for couples - 2017
I have worked in a variety of settings, the NHS, Private Psychiatry, organisations, Education and in Private Practice. I have also worked as a volunteer for a teenage charity and as a youth worker and counsellor.
I also undertake work for Insurance Companies.
I have worked as a Psychotherapy Tutor for Chrysalis in Bournemouth.
I facilitate groups and workshops.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For people out of work based on my experience working with condition management for a Welfare to work company. I offer one to one coaching tailored to your needs and circumstances, exploring your present situation, looking at where you are now and how to reach your goals.
Counselling for carers
mindfulness skills - 6 wee kcourse to start in Janury 2018
Please call regarding the next group being offered
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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£60 individual counselling
£60 cognitive behaviour therapy
£70 - insurance companies
£50 a hour / £75 1.5 hours - Supervision for trained Counsellors and Mental Health Professionals
£40 for counsellor's in training requiring personal therapy and supervision
£20 for group work per session.
I offer individual, couples and group work
Individuals - short focal work and/or long term - face to face or over the telephone. The length of sessions depends on your issues but will be discussed with you at the first session and reviewed again at the fourth session.
Cognitive-behaviour therapy, mindfulness cognitive-behaviour therapy and compassion focussed therapy - useful for anxiety disorders., depression, eating disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Therapy for counsellors in training
Supervision for counsellors
I am able to work effectively with a range of psychological issues and concerns. My area of speciality are as follows:-
Stress and burnout
Trauma and PTSD
work related issues
help following redundancy
Loss and bereavement
Anxiety disorders - working with CBT and mindfulness approaches. I find I get excellent results.
Stress and burnout -
Loss and bereavement
Trauma and PTSD
Work related issues including one to one coaching to help clients return to work
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9.30 - 4.30 Tuesday 10 - 12 and 2- 7pm Wednesday 10 - 5.30 Thursday 9.30 - 5.30
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified and experienced Supervisor, Registered Counselling Psychologist with the HCPC and BACP Accredited Counsellor having completed a supervision course at Southampton University in 2001. I work in an intergrative way as a therapist using a number of counselling modalities - attachment theory, CBT, MBCT, solution focussed with client centred therapy as my style.