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Margaret Gibson

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7RL 01506843929 01506843929 07745 597058 07745 597058
Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7RL

About me

I have a wide range of experience  and skills gained from  working within differing counselling settings. This has provided me the opportunity to develop an extensive range of therapeutic approaches which I adapt specifically to match the unique needs of my clients.

I have worked  in a GP' s surgery, a university student counselling service, a perinatal counselling support service and  an online children and young persons counselling support service.  I am currently working within a mental health counselling support service.

Within my own practice I deal with individual clients from 5-85 years of age combining my previous mainstream and special education experiences with my counselling skills. This combination enables me to provide a personalised approach with every client.  I am confident, competent and experienced  in dealing with a wide range of life challenges across al ages.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Diploma Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy and Mind Techniques.
  • Master of Education in Advanced Educational Studies, PGDip. Special Educational Needs, Social Emotional and behavioural Needs PGDip, School management and leadership.
  • CPD Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Support, Mental Health Issues, Autistic Spectrum  Counselling, Wellbeing, Mindfulness, Havening, CBT Adolescents and Children.
  • Experience: GP surgery counsellor  1 year, Edinburgh University Student Counselling Service 1 year,  Crossreach Perinatal Service 5years, Counsellor Mental Health counselling service 2 years ongoing.
  • Private practice 8 years.
  • Childline Counsellor:2010-2013. Telephone counselling and training.
  • NSPCC Childline Schools Service Presenter "Speak out Stay safe" 2013-2019.
  • NSPCC Associated training Recognising Abuse in Children.
  • Alternative Therapeutic Approaches Hypnotherapy, BWRT, Perinatal and Parental support.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hypnotherapy preparation for childbirth. Perinatal care and parenthood.

Hypnosis with EMDR, Parts therapy, Weight management.

Fees

Initial complimentary discovery session

Standard Fee £45

Individual circumstances considered where appropriate

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

28 Belsyde Court
Linlithgow Bridge
Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49 7RL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

I am able to offer flexible timings for appointments.

I accept appointments from 10.00- 20.00 weekdays.

Weekend appointments are available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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01506843929

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07745 597058
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