Margaret Akmakjian-Pitz, MA, BACP (Snr Accred, Registered)
I offer counselling and psychotherapy, both short term and long term, in a safe and comfortable environment.
I have over twenty years experience of helping individuals of all ages, couples, and groups, as well supervision for other practitioners.
I also offer one-off workshops for various activities such as team-building, closure, etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and senior accredited member of BACP; I have an MA in counselling and psychotherapy from the University of San Francisco; a BS in human relations and organisational behaviour from the same institution, and I engage in ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) in both the UK (where I was born) and USA where I lived and worked for many years.
I am a fully trained EMDR practitioner and I have trained as a supervisor with both Cascade Organisation and the British Association for Psychotherapy (BAP).
In addition to my membership in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am also a member of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
I work both privately and as an associate with a variety of employee assistance organisations.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fees range from £40- 60 per session with additional concessions for low-income, un-waged, students, etc.
I see clients when convenient for them -- including evenings and weekends