Maggie Sauven

Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 8JQ

About me

As a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor, I am able to offer you a safe and secure environment in which you can tell your story and to be attended to with care and curiosity. My work with individuals over the last six years has involved various themes including trauma, anxiety and panic disorders. We will develop our relationship in order to build trust so that you may bring all your thoughts and feelings to be listened to without fear of judgement. This can provide the space to reflect on your life experience and make meaning for yourself.

When working with couples I promote thinking together about struggles and concerns you may have in your relationship promoting dialogue in a safe and comfortable space. Sessions last for one hour.

I am able to offer both short term and open ended counselling when working with individuals and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is in psychodynamic counselling with knowledge of psychosynthesis theories and group dynamics. I am a qualified counsellor registered with BACP as well as a Group Work Practitioner with the Institute of Group Analysis.

I work in a number of charitable counselling settings in 1:1 and group, working both with complex and general emotional difficulties. In addition, I have training in couples work and am able to offer couples counselling.

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.

Accredited register membership

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


My fees are £40 per 50 minute session for 1:1 work, however I do have some low cost sessions available from time to time.

For couples work per 60 minute session I charge £60.

With regard to the initial assessment for 1:1 work, I would contract to meet for 3 sessions to establish if you and I feel we can work together. Each session would be for 50 minutes at the usual charge of £40.

65 Marsh Road
Isle Of Wight
PO31 8JQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Parking available


Day and evening: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Types of client

Older adults
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