Maggie Boyle BSc (Hons) in Counselling, BA, MA, MBACP
I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor so I aim to empathically and congruently work with you as a whole, interconnected person, whether in short/brief solution focussed therapy or in an exploring, longer term way. Working confidentially, I offer an ethical, safe space and an accepting, non-judgemental, reflective relationship, which may help you develop your awareness and insights, facilitate change, or just allow you to be you, as you explore your thoughts, emotions, feelings and concerns or work toward your specific goals.
I have experience working with individual, adult clients, from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, with:
- medical conditions/illness
- low self-esteem
- bereavement and loss
- family and relationship problems
- questions of identity and existence
- and issues surrounding self-harm.
I have specialist experience in working with clients with ME/ CFS and Addictions.
I offer short and long term therapy, as you require. I can offer a variety of days and times for appointments.
Making the decision to get help may feel difficult, requiring strength, especially at a difficult time in your life when you are feeling vulnerable, confused or unable to cope. The process of where to go and who to call may seem confusing and maybe scary! Who you choose to help you is an important decision. Consequently, please call or email for enquiries, to help you decide if it is right for us to work together.
If you would like to arrange an appointment please contact me by telephone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling with Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice
Master of Arts in Education (Museums and Galleries)
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Psychology
In Service Training - in Mindfulness, Drug Awareness, Working with Depression, Dementia, Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Domestic Abuse and Spirituality in Counselling.
I trained at the Metanoia Institute as a Humanistic counsellor, in Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analytic therapies and am familiar with psychoanalytic and cognitive/behavioural approaches. In addition to my life experience, I have practised yoga for many years. Consequently, in addition to these approaches, I enjoy working with awareness of energy, relaxation, visualisation, meditation and mindfulness, to help holistically facilitate clients' processes.
I am a registered member of the BACP, adhering to their ethical code, and am fully supervised.
I regularly receive continued professional development, ie. Yoga in Mental Health,' 'Nature as Co-Therapist,' and managing anxiety courses.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
First/Assessment session £20
Further face-to-face sessions £40
Sessions are 1 hour. Concessional rates may be available for those with low income; please enquire.