Maggie Murray Registered MBACP Integrative Counsellor
Welton Counselling Practice
BG Futures Building
Bishop Grosseteste University
Hello I'm Maggie,
'Are you trying to find your way through life events but you're feeling a little fed up, anxious, overwhelmed or finding your life events challenging at the moment?'
I'm here to support you!
I am a BACP, registered and experienced Integrative Counsellor, qualified to work from different types of counselling theories and modalities to suit my clients individual needs.
One thing that is for sure is we all go through numerous transitions in our lives such as;
- We may leave Secondary education to go to College, University or start working
- Maybe change jobs, may get married, have children, become grandparents
- Face anxious times such as redundancies or retirement and experience more bereavements as we get older.
Through these changes we experience weeks or months at heightened emotions as we adapt from what we know to what we have not quite settled into that is new to us. Some life transitions are by choice, by following new opportunities and others come from natural endings.
However some life experiences are unwillingly imposed on us such as a job ending, a partner leaving or a conflict separating a family, or an ending a friendship. Whatever the circumstances, facing these life transitions can be difficult, presenting us with new problems and demanding us to respond in new ways.
If you are looking for emotional support through your life transitions I am here and ready to support you!
- Are you struggling with an ending or looking for support to find a new direction through your life changing experiences?
- You may be feeling confused, anxious, in a low mood, feeling stuck or may have lost all hope for a positive change in your future happiness.
I will support you to work towards self acceptance of where YOU are right now! We will establish ways to improve your self-care, self-compassion so you can begin to heal from your distressing experiences and work towards making healthy and safe choices for your future experiences.
Lets develop a deeper understanding of your old life chapter and work towards a new one that can provide you with all the positive opportunities you deserve!
Who do I offer Counselling too?
Young people 11-18
Adults 18 +
Training, qualifications & experience
As a registered member of the BACP I work ethically within the standards of the Professional body as a competent and independent counsellor through continued clinical supervision and professional development attending courses, workshops, events and researching. I was awarded a level of Distinction completing my Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling.
From personal experience I can empathise that engaging in counselling process is a personal journey of exploring and accepting painful thoughts and feelings.
Together we will work towards you gaining a deeper understanding of your current way of being through;
- identifying unhelpful thoughts you may have developed through your challenging life events.
- explore any difficult choices you maybe facing in the here and now
- find safe and healthy ways for you to feel a positive shift within yourself with a focus of self care and compassion for yourself and others
You may experience a sense of anxious or overwhelming feelings before feeling a positive shift as releasing deeper emotions as you search to find your own way to improve your mental health and well-being. I am here to support you through this journey with empathy, compassion and acceptance!
Experiencing a positive shift can feel very enlightening throughout this process. Let me reassure you this part of the therapeutic change in the counselling process can feel empowering, uplifting and build your confidence and self belief you are moving forward in improving your well-being. We can't always make sense of our feelings or thoughts when we begin to feel shifts occurring so we have to stay focused on the process as it is in the moment.
Being mindful of this it is important to me that I provide you with a safe space for you to journey through your discoveries. This is why I aspire to offer you a confidential environment where through my empathy and sensitive approach you will feel safe its to begin to open up your awareness of your inner consciousness, accepting your uncomfortable thoughts and feelings to gain confidence and explore new ways to break loose from your confinement so you can free yourself to move forward in making positive life changing choices.
Striving for the perfect life or perfection can lead to so much felt pain and confusion. Life is not meant to be perfect. We are 'not' born to be stuck in a world of anxiety or unhappiness. We are continuously growing as individual people and being open to learning and accepting ourselves with compassion and kindness we then allow ourselves the freedom to grow.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Exam pressure/ stress
Support for women through pre/post pregnancy
Difficulties adapting to becoming a parent or grandparent
Not feeling a good enough parent
Changes in your relationships becoming a parent
Finding your direction - returning to work after staying at home to be a full time mum
Career changes - exploring if you're making the right choice?
Adapting to the changes of your grown up children leaving home
Retirement - what to do now to live your life with fulfilment
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I welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a consultation session where we can share up to 50 minutes to explore the possibilities of us engaging in a counselling process together.
Sessions will last up to 50 minutes on a weekly basis or as agreed on contracting.
£30.00 young people 11-18 in full time education
I am working from a few different comfortable and confidential settings in Lincolnshire, LN1/LN2 area.
Appointments are also available on Saturday ( weekends are ideal for young people )
I work within the team at Welton Counselling Practice, support clients through the Bromhead Medical Charity, The Well Centre in Lincoln, EAP companies as well as my own private counselling practice.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page.
Good health and happiness to you through your life's journey.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 8.30 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|