Maggi Fenwick

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MSc/PG Dip Pluralistic Counselling/MA (Hons) Psych/MBACP
Available for new clients
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Dundee, City of Dundee, DD2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, A warm welcome to you.  My name is Maggi, a fully qualified British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) registered counsellor.  I am a Pluralistic Counsellor with an MSc in Counselling / PG Dip Counselling having trained at the University of Abertay.  Pluralistic Counselling emphasises a collaborative relationship between you and your therapist.  Within a Pluralistic Framework, I draw upon a comprehensive holistic therapy model, recognising that each person is unique and requires different approaches at various stages of therapy, flexibility, and effective engagement.

I work in private practice in Tayside and can offer online, telephone, or in-person therapy.  Home visits in the Tayside area can also be arranged.  I will provide you with a safe, confidential space where we can work together, at your pace, to explore the issues that are creating difficulty for you. It may be that changes in your life are presenting you with challenges, or you are feeling stuck and don’t know where to turn?

I feel passionate about providing a warm and healing space where our therapeutic relationship can grow, providing a foundation where you can be assured of genuinely being listened to and without judgement.  I understand that taking that first step of reaching out could be the hardest thing to do and it takes courage, whether having had therapy in the past or this is your first experience of talking about your life challenges.  If you find that I am the right fit for you, you will always be warmly welcomed.

Training, qualifications & experience

During the course of my training as a research-informed practitioner, I worked in the NHS counselling individuals with a diverse range of issues. I have been working in the field of Mental Health in various capacities since 1996 (see my website), my background and experience being in music therapy (Mental Health and Learning Disability/PMLD); sensory work (Autism; Profound Disabilities); and behavioural analysis. I trained in Psychology (University of Dundee), gaining an MA (Hons) Psychology degree, and have a Specialism in Mental Health advocacy and human rights, including helping individuals who present with conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, trauma, head injuries (TBI), Stroke, PTSD/CPTSD, ASD/ADHD and physical disabilities.

I have extensive experience in using a variety of communication methods and communication aids including assistive technology. 

Other qualifications and experience

  • Telephone & Online Therapy Course (University of Abertay).
  • Advanced Dip Music (Edinburgh).
  • Scotland's Mental Health First Aid Course.
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
  • Continuous Personal Development (CPD) certificated training, such as - 
    • Attachment - Development of Identity in Childhood (BACP).
    • Integrative Trauma Treatment Masterclass.
    • Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD & Dissociative Disorders.
    • Working Online with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
    • Person-Centred Theory - Working with people with severe mental distress.
    • Dreamwork.
    • Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Care Experienced (Fostered/Adopted) adults.
  • Low Mood.
  • Bereavement and Loss.
  • Life Transitions.
  • Issues of self-worth.
  • Identity Issues.
  • Childhood Issues.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
  • Attachment Issues.
  • Long-term Illness / Disability.
  • Coping Skills.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Communication Issues.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

FREE Introductory 15-30 min online session. 

Session fee is for the therapeutic hour (50 min session + 10 min admin). 

Concessionary rates are available for students/unemployed.

Home Visits - I am happy to provide these within the Tayside area for those with mobility difficulties who would prefer face-to-face sessions.  Please note this would incur an additional fee to cover travel costs/time.  Please contact me with any questions/further information you may require.

When I work

Please contact me to book a Free Introductory Session and discuss session availability.  Some evening and weekend sessions are available.

Further information

  • I hold a full Professional Indemnity Insurance which is renewed annually.
  • I have a PVG certificate (Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme)
  • My practice is fully registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and GDPR compliant.

Dundee, City of Dundee, DD2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
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