Malachy McGuone BA(Hons), MA, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP(Accred)
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious? Unable to move forward with your life? If you think talking to someone could help or are considering counselling, I provide a safe, confidential space from which we can explore what may be blocking you from getting the most from life and possible ways in which you can move through your difficulties.
I am a qualified, accredited and registered counsellor with over thirteen years experience. I work both short term and long term. In my work, I help people who are confronted with major changes in their lives or who wish to address a long-standing difficulty which they may have avoided facing for many years. I have helped people who have been confronted with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, grief, loneliness, loss of confidence, low self esteem, self harm, suicidal or hopeless feelings, illness, abuse, unmanageable anger, disability and addictions.
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to its Ethical Framework for good practice, and it is important to me that the service I offer is safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental. It is from such a space that concerns and feelings can be explored.
Being truly listened to can be healing and my aim is to provide you with a space that can enable you to work through your difficulties and concerns at a pace that is comfortable for you. In this way, problems can be worked through, thus freeing you from what is holding you back and thereby enabling you to get the most from your life.
As well as my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor for over eight years with a national sight loss charity. In addition, I work as a therapist with a leading Immigrant Counselling Service and Psychotherapy Service. I also have experience counselling adults and young people having previously worked for several years at a University Counselling Service and have a wealth of experience counselling people with disabilities and other life challenges.
Currently, due to the ongoing challenges and restrictions with regards to COVID-19, I have had to postpone all face to face work but offer a telephone and email counselling service.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) Accredited – 2008
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (Psychodynamic) - 2006
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Psychodynamic) – 2006
- Narrative Therapy – Level 1 - 2011
- Certificate in Online Counselling (CPCAB) – 2016
- BA – English Literature and Irish Studies
- MA – Literature
- Counsellor at Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy (ICAP) (June 2019 to Present)
- Counsellor at RNIB Action Sight Loss Counselling Team (May 2012 to present).
- Creative Writing Facilitator – Palliative Care Centre, Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth (June 2005 – January 2015).
- Counsellor at the West London Centre for Counselling (July 2009 – October 2011).
- Counsellor at the Counselling Service, Department of Student Services, London Metropolitan University (October 2007 – September 2011).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross Cultural relationships
Concessions offered for
Agreed at the time of booking.
I operate a seven day cancellation policy. Cancellations within seven days notice will not incur a charge. Otherwise, the full fee is payable.
Low cost slots are available for those on a low income or in receipt of benefits. Please enquire for further information and availability.
Telephone: 07903 383 606
If you would like to contact me, you can do so via my telephone or e-mail and we can arrange an initial assessment session and discuss what you
I am available at my consulting rooms for face to face counselling sessions on Mondays and Fridays. For telephone counselling, I am available evenings and weekends.