Maggie Allport, MA : Psychotherapist Counsellor UKRCP MBACP (Snr Accred)
I have been working in private practice for over 20 years. Sessions are held in a comfortable consulting room. I hold Senior Accredited status as Counsellor/ Psychotherapist with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am UKRCP registered.
I work in a supportive, confidential, relational, respectful, compassionate, and actively engaged way. As an experienced therapist I work holistically and flexibly with a range of emotional and relational issues helping you to explore and resolve difficulties or painful issues and move towards empowerment and living life to the full.
We begin with an introductory session which gives you the opportunity to talk about your reason for seeking help and for me to know something about you and your background and history. I do understand it can often be challenging to make the first step in seeking help, so at this first meeting you will be able to experience how I work and whether you would like to work with me.
I work with all ages from age 16 onwards. My specialist areas include anxiety disorders, panic attacks, anger management depression, stress, including work related stress, low self esteem, living with chronic illness.
I am interested in mindfulness, self awareness and promoting emotional well being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy (1997) and also a Diploma in Individual and Group Psychotherapy following a 5 year training at GCL London. I have a Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I qualified with a Distinction in Life Coaching from LCA in 2001. I have also trained as a Specialist IBD Counsellor. I have a background in nursing; I worked as a ward sister in the NHS and have also worked in industry heading an Occupational Health Unit.
In my counselling roles I have worked in a variety of settings including GP practice, Cruse Bereavement Care, Pet Bereavement support, also with Employee Assistance Programmes. I have worked for over 20 years with hospital patients who suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other digestive disorders.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with chronic disease
My fees are £65.00 per 50 minute session for individuals, £70.00 for couples.
I fully comply with the GDPR Regulations (General Data Privacy Regulations 2018)