Hi, I'm Maggie, a registered Creative Arts Psychotherapist and Life Coach.
I have thirty years experience as a therapist, teacher and trainer, alongside a great passion for connecting thoughts, feelings and experiences into a common language. I provide individual sessions for both children and adults, often in the support of general relationship difficulties. I also specialise in working with adolescents and the very young, who may be struggling with their emotions and behaviours.
Creative Psychotherapy enables the mind to find alternative ways of understanding itself - sometimes it can provide solutions that other approaches may not be able to reach. We express ourselves creatively in many ways, how we make our choices in life - the clothes we wear, the stories we tell - the relationships we choose, this expression can help us explore thoughts and feelings that are often so difficult to find, such as depression, anxiety and a general sense of not deserving good things in life.
After any trauma it is often common to be left with a hopeless and helpless sense of self, easily becoming a permanent state, seemingly unable to change. I believe change is possible and I commit towards helping you find it.
If you have any questions at all I would be happy to discuss them with you, please contact me by telephone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Creative Arts Psychotherapy
- BA (Hons) Fine Art and Media Studies
- PGCE Main-stream education
- Advanced Certificate in Educational Skills
- Accredited member of British Association of Creative Arts Psychotherapy (BAAT)
- Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Enhanced CRB and full professional liability insurance.
I have twenty years experience of working with autism and attachment difficulties, and I am trained in Transactional Analysis, Neuro Linguistics and Intensive Interaction, Sexualised Behaviour Management and Assertive Skills.
I specialise in supporting young people with challenging behaviour and emotional problems, and in work within the autistic spectrum. I work closely with families who foster and adopt as I too foster and I provide training for social workers and foster carers in the management of looked after children.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide psychoanalytical hypnotherapy
I offer a sliding scale of fees specifically for those who need financial support. Please do make enquiries as sessions are a maximum of £50 per 1 hour session.
I look forward to offering you safe, confidential and caring support.
Appointment times are flexible during week/weekends and evenings.