Maggie Lawson MBPsS MBACP (Accred) HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist

Maggie Lawson MBPsS  MBACP (Accred)  HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist

41c East Street
BH21 2QQ

01202 881582 / 07590 077195

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About me

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 - 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Career coaching

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

Group work


Stress Management

mindfulness skills - 6 wee kcourse to start in Janury 2018

Please call regarding the next group being offered

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£60 individual counselling

£60 cognitive behaviour therapy

£70 couples

£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.

Further information

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
Anxiety disorders
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

Adjustment issues

Eating disorders

Personal development

Work related issues including one to one coaching to help clients return to work

Maps & Directions

Wimborne, BH21 2QQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Monday 9.30 - 4.30 Tuesday 10 - 12 and 2- 7pm Wednesday 10 - 5.30 Thursday 9.30 - 5.30

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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