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About me

As an experienced/ individual/family/couple counsellor for over 20 years, I know that relationships can decline for many reasons, I offer a safe, confidential, relaxing space to facilitate individuals, couples, families, ex partners, separation, colleagues, extended family, to support you to talk about current difficult conversations that need addressed to help find a way through current and past issues. Are you feeling lonely, frightened, rejected, frustrated in your current relationship. Do you go home with dread every day? Has intimacy declined or become a chore? Are you at the point of 'mending' or 'ending' your relationship?

I support couples through infidelity, co parenting, intimacy issues, communication, separation, abuse and many more challenges you might find within your relationships. I also support families/colleagues/friends through relationship issues. When I think about relationships, i think about relationships with people, places and things.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited counsellor (BACP ACCRED) and have a wealth of experience working with individuals, couples, families. I am an open, clear communicator, patient, empathic, genuine and I am passionate about the work I do.

I have a Relate Couple certificate and I have been working for them since 2000 as an individual/couple/family counsellor.

I have an HNC in Counselling

Post grad in Systemic Family Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

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Additional information

My fees are £50


day time/evening appointments

Further information

I have taught on the Foundation Degree in Counselling in NWRC for 14 years and have a wealth of experience with facilitating and supporting group learning.

BT49 9NF

2-4 Foyle Road
BT48 6SR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Margaret Chapman

Margaret Chapman