Mags Turner (Master of Counselling, MBACP)
Why should you consider counselling?
Counselling can provide you with the time and space to look inwards so that you can explore why you are experiencing difficulty in your life. In these busy times of constantly looking and thinking ahead and due to the chronic nature of stress today, we often do not leave enough time to look within or to replenish ourselves so that we can move forward. I see my role as a facilitator in providing a safe and non-judgemental space in which to help you move forward. I can provide a respectful, confidential and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings about you and your relationships. It was my personal positive experiences of therapy combined with a long-held desire to work with people in a caring capacity which brought me into counselling.
What is my approach?
I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, however having trained in both the psychodynamic and person-centred approach, I value and do incorporate aspects of the person-centred approach in my work. At the heart of my thinking which emanates from personal experience is a belief in the existence of an inner world through which we perceive an outer reality, where the past is dynamically active in the present. My primary aim is in building a therapeutic relationship based on openness and honesty which leads to trust and eventually understanding. For me the relational aspect of the work is pivotal and research has shown that this appears to be the most important factor in the therapeutic process.
What happens next?
If you are considering counselling and would like to contact me to make an appointment or to discuss any queries you may have in greater detail, then I welcome you to call or text me on: 07792 184466 or you can click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Counselling (Distinction) 2011 - Edinburgh University
- PG Diploma in Counselling 2010 - Edinburgh University
- PG Certificate in Counselling 2008 - Edinburgh University
- B.Sc. (Mgmt), MBACP
I have experience in both short and long-term counselling work with children, adults and young people.
I have many years experience working at an agency which offers support to families suffering from post-natal depression.
As I continue to develop my private practice I am struck by what can emerge when we allow our imaginations to be open to the unconscious. This can be further facilitated by the use of dreams and metaphor.
I have also facilitated several therapy groups and have a keen interest in this area.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 per 50 minutes.
I do offer some concessionary rates, please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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