Margaret Vacha MBACP Registered and Senior Accredited
My practice of Counselling, Psychotherapy, Analysis, Life and Career Mentoring and Coaching, and Supervision is Humanistic Integrative. In lay terms, my role is to help you to understand the difference between how you see your life and what you expect it to be and how it really is while respecting your values, personal resources and capacity for self-determination.
Together, we can work with whatever issues you choose or feel a need to address. For family problems, including abuse, a psychodynamic approach recognises the importance of your unconscious and past experiences and their affect on your life. If addiction, anxiety, sex or sexuality, phobias, panic, eating disorders, esteem, obsession, self harm, confidence and/or depression are an issue, cognitive, behavioural, thought field, art, and philosophical therapies can help you to recognise negative beliefs that are influencing your emotions and help you to alter habitual thoughts and behaviour. For bereavement, relationship and life trauma and crises, person-centred therapy provides an accepting listener so you can express emotions and come to terms with negative feelings.
As a humanist drawing on the wide-ranging benefits of all these therapies to provide you with the most effective and integrated care, I focus upon your potential because I believe in your ability to increase your capability and creativity to reach your highest levels of consciousness, awareness and wisdom.
Sessions are offered on the hour between 10am and 7pm from Monday to Wednesday and are 50 minutes long, once a week, or as required.
The duration of our therapeutic relationship is yours to determine; quite simply, as you knew it was time to enter therapy, you will also know when you feel ready to finish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered and senior accredited by BACP The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My clinical experience includes:
- Group Therapy Facilitator from September 1995
- Individuals, Couples and Family Therapy Practice from August 1996
- Workshop Trainer from March 1998
- Supervisor from January 2001
- Metanoia Approved Person-centred Supervisor from June 2003
- University of Southampton Approved Therapist from September 2005
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in working with young people and adults with high functioning Asperger's Syndrome and/or those who suspect or believe they may be Asperger's.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My fees are £40 for individuals and £45 for couples, families and group therapy payable at the beginning or end of each session. My fee for supervision is £45.
Sessions are 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions are offered on the hour between 10am and 7pm from Monday to Friday and from 11am until 3pm on Saturdays and are 50 minutes long, once a week, or as you choose.
Types of client