Maggie Lynch

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MSc, CTA, UKCP Counsellor/ Psychotherapist. In person/zoom
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Aldwick, Sussex, PO21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am currently offering online initial appointments with no obligation 1/2-hour session. This appointment can be held over the phone or via Zoom is encrypted for extra security and provides privacy. This will give you the opportunity to meet with me to see how counselling might help you. 

Going forward while adhering to the government guidelines I offer ongoing sessions via online services such as Skype, Zoom or telephone and face to face working when appropriate. Please see below more information of how I work, and how to get started.

Stress, anxiety, depression can be difficult to cope with from day to day and now even more so with the issue of COVID 19 and the uncertainty that it brings. It may also highlight personal issues and other mental health problems, that are difficult to deal with.

I work in Aldwick with good commuter links to Bognor Regis & Chichester Bosham, Felpham, and the surrounding areas 

I also work at a location in Surrey. Bookham near Dorking. 

I am an experienced Counsellor & Adult Psychotherapist.  I support and help people with issues of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-harm, bereavement, and trauma related issues. Zoom sessions available Call 07949085425,

About my service and how I work

The service I offer is confidential, and non-judgemental. Seeking counselling can seem daunting and very uncertain. Over the years I have developed my way of working which you will experience as warm and compassionate, along with being supportive and sufficiently challenging. This structure provides you with the opportunity to explore your issues in safe space and develop strategies and new ways of thinking or being. Attending counselling gives you the space you need to be able to talk things through with a qualified practitioner. This can help you find your voice or identify your needs and then work towards achieving what you want or need. You may wish to make changes or take positive steps towards overcoming your obstacles with healthy new strategies for coping and ultimately enhance your life.

You don't have to be alone or do it all by yourself. Sometimes all you need is someone to listen, to care, and for someone to be there to help you through a difficult time, to help you make sense of your world. That's my role.

Getting started

I am available for an initial consultation (1/2 an hour) with no obligation by contacting me via email or mobile phone to arrange a suitable time for the session.

The initial telephone session (1/2 an hour) with no obligation can be either by phone/ facetime or preferably via Zoom. Using Zoom or facetime gives us the opportunity to meet each other, and it also provides you with the chance to try online counselling to see if it works for you.

Having an initial session will enable you to discuss the issues you are currently experiencing and give you the opportunity to decide if the level of support and therapy I am able to offer you is suitable for you.

What happens in a counselling session?

You will have the opportunity to talk about what brings you to seek counselling now and ask any questions that you may have about how I work and what we will do together. I feel it is important for you to be able to feel comfortable enough to discuss whatever is going on for you right now. The relationship between the therapist and client is paramount and we need to be able to work together. I think it is important for you to feel safe enough and to also have confidence that everything being discussed is confidential and secure.

Each individual is unique; therefore, I use differing techniques or therapies which I adapt to suit your needs. My sessions are talking therapies, although I can also offer you the opportunity to work with Creative Art Therapy which encompasses, Art, Clay or Sand tray. These creative mediums offer a gentle way into deeper issues and provides an opportunity for open communication.

I have personally experienced the effectiveness of psychotherapy having gone through difficult times, and I gained great insights into my own interpersonal relating.  Having experienced first-hand some of life’s challenges, this informed my training, my work and ultimately my professional clinical practice. Having worked with children and young people for over 25 years albeit in a teaching capacity, the experience led me work with young people.  Aged 18+

Call me 07949 085 425 or email me

To arrange for an initial no obligation session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Middlesex University in collaboration with Metanoia Institute: one of the UK's leading training institutions, with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Trauma Practice - Relational Change 
  • PGDip - Creative Art Therapy & Clay Therapy Training - Bridging Creative Therapies Consultancy.
  • Post Graduate Integrative Child Psychotherapy with Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (One year)
  • CTA - Certified Transactional Analyst - Metanoia Institute
  • MSc Degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Middlesex University
  • Clinical Diploma Transactional Analysis Counselling & Psychotherapy (PGDip)
  • Counselling skills Level 1,2, & 3 - Guildford College.

I am a member of the following Organisations:

  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - (BACP),
  • International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
  • European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).

I adhere to the Codes of Ethics and follow the professional guidelines of the BACP / UKCP and EATA.

I am committed to:

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am available for on line sessions via online services such as SKYPE / FACETIME & ZOOM for all adult clients.


Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees for Individuals range from £65-£85.00 (50-minute session)

The initial session (1/2-hour phone or zoom contact) with no obligation to enable you to decide if I am the right therapist for you.

Therapy / counselling sessions take place at the same time and day each week. Flexible sessions can be considered in some circumstances.

Concessions are available for students on request.

Availability. I currently have space available at the practice covering Aldwick, Bognor, and Chichester 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for initial sessions online via ZOOM, Skype, Face time or on the phone. I currently have daytime and evening spaces available  Weds and Thursdays. 

Further information

During the current situation of COVID 19, I am able to offer online sessions via ZOOM, Skype, Face time, or over the phone.

Aldwick, Sussex, PO21

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Via Zoom, Skype or phone. I am able to offer wheelchair access, please talk to me if this is a requirement for your face-to-face appointment.


Maggie Lynch
Maggie Lynch