Maggi MacGregor MSc, BA(hons), Dip Couns. MBACP (accred). Synchronicity Therapy.
Welcome. People come to counselling for many different reasons, and when working with you I aim to provide a caring, non-judgemental place for you to look at any areas of your life that are important, or are of concern to you. You are in control of what you talk about, and I will help you explore and get a different perspective on what may be troubling you.
Together we can work out your goals, and what you would like to achieve from counselling.
I strongly believe that the body and mind are linked, and that we often fail to use this vital connection in understanding our responses to events in our lives, so in our work together I pay attention to what the body is telling us as well as attending to what you say. This can be particularly useful at times when we may get overwhelmed by our emotional response to situations or events, which can leave us feeling unsafe and distressed, or out of control. Feeling safe enough to explore what is going on for you is an important part of therapy, and this is an essential focus of my work with clients. I have a particular interest in Trauma, and how this sometimes can be manifested in the body.
I have had companion dogs all my life, and have experienced the heart-wrenching loss of a pet who has been a close companion, especially when I've had to make the decision to end their life. This is an often overlooked area of loss and grieving that many people don't fully understand and I offer a Pet Bereavement Service to meet this need.
I am happy to be contacted by email or phone, whichever you prefer, to arrange an initial appointment where we can look at what you would like to get from counselling, and if you are happy to continue we can take things from there. Appointments usually last an hour and most clients have weekly or fortnightly appointments to suit their own circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor for the last 18 years after completing my Diploma in Counselling from Strathclyde University in 2000.
Further training has included:
MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2011.
Emotion Focused Therapy levels 1,2,3 in 2007-2009.
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision in 2003.
Mindfulness Teachers Training 2013
Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute 2017
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 2017
I have been a trainer on the PG Diploma in Counselling at Strathclyde University since 2005, and was awarded the 'Excellence in Teaching Award' in 2016. I have experience in different counselling contexts: private practice, GP practice, NHS Psychology department, hospices, and in working with a number of different issues: trauma, abuse, relationship issues, anxiety (inc generalised anxiety disorder), depression, stress, major life change.
I am also a Mindfulness Teacher and Massage Therapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pet Bereavement Service
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My fee is £40 per hour.
I also run CPD training workshops for counsellors and other professionals.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Sat: day and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
In supervision I aim to offer a mutual, supportive and challenging relationship in which the supervisee can explore issues relating to themselves and their practice in an open way.