About me

Are you struggling with everyday life? Maybe you feel low, anxious or are suffering from depression. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship issues, problems at work, bullying or struggling with eating. Maybe you just want someone to talk to in a non judgemental environment? If this sounds like you then don't worry, you are not alone. Now could be the time to make a change, to take a positive step forward and create a better future, a better you.

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor with understanding of CBT therapy; I am also trained in understanding childhood grief and loss through expressional play. I have experience of eating disorders, childhood trauma, PTSD and working with the spiritually minded. I offer a counselling service tailored individually to each clients needs.

I offer my services in a warm, friendly and non-judgemental environment. In my approach the client is the focus, building a trusting and professional relationship which allows you to explore any deep rooted emotional issues you may be holding. If you feel I am the therapist for you, please call for an informal chat about how we could work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills L2 CPCAB
  • Understanding Childhood Loss, Grief & Bereavement (expressive play)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Currently studying Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5.

Training in the following fields:

  • Attachment & Child Development training.
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour training.
  • Victim Support / Domestic Abuse training

In addition to my own practice, over the last 18 months I have provided over 250 hours of voluntary time to a local counselling charity.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Throat/swallowing difficulties, such as Globus Hysterica.

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Additional information

£40 for individual session (adult)

£20 for individual session (under 18's)

£60 for couples

Further information

Just one of the different ways I like to work is by using the canvas of life.

This involves exploring together with my clients past colours they have collected, colours that make up the difficulties they now carry around without taking time to explore what each colour means. We can go through life collecting and interpreting these colours in unhealthy ways, possibly leading to feelings of low self esteem, anxieties and overwhelming feelings of loss. What I do, as a therapist, is help you to explore these feelings and take time to look at the difficulties you may be experiencing through the wonderful eyes of your very own canvas of life.

The Annexe
75 Fore Street
PL31 2JB

Type of session

In person

Key details

DBS check

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Maggie Learoyd

Maggie Learoyd