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Margaret Gray PG Diploma Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy

Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48
07719 362 939 07719 362 939
Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48

About me

My name is Margaret Gray and I am a fully qualified, BACP registered and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist, specialising in person centred therapy. I understand the need for a good therapeutic relationship and am a firm believer that having an environment which is accepting, empathic and genuine will allow you to recognise and achieve your goals. I offer a warm, confidential, and non judgmental environment to talk and truly be heard. I work in a way that empowers you to develop the skills and the confidence needed to bring about long lasting, positive change.

Life can deal bitter blows and change can not only be hard but can be difficult to process on your own.

You may be experiencing anxiety, panic disorder or depression. Feeling sad and hurt, or have a deep sense of longing, frustration or anger?  Perhaps your future feels like an uphill struggle where you are losing motivation. Maybe you have suffered emotional or physical abuse or trauma? Changes to family dynamics either through separation, betrayal or death can leave you with feelings of darkness and fear.  Workplace bullying or harassment can impact self esteem and confidence, making daily life a struggle.

At times when daily activities become overwhelming and what you perceive to be the smallest things that are getting to you, you may feel life can become too much.  You do not have to go through these struggles alone. I can share them with you.

I have experience of working in short, medium and longer-term therapy with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and individual difficulties.  These include, but are not limited to, anxiety, all aspects of domestic abuse, bereavement, cancers, rape, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, work related stress, frustration, historical sexual abuse, profound sadness and depression. This list is not exhaustive and as a confident and ethical practitioner I can offer you a place to explore whatever it is you would like to bring.

Bathgate to :

Falkirk - 12 miles

Coatbridge - 16 miles

Rosyth - 21 miles

Livingston - 5 miles

Carluke - 20 miles

Kirkliston - 13 miles

Balerno - 16 miles

Dunfermline - 24 miles

Shotts - 8 miles

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • CoSCA Certificate in Counselling
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

I have gained experience working with Womens Aid, the Samaritans and Cancer Support Scotland.

Future professional development is scheduled for 2019 to achieve a Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.

I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.

All work is fully insured.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40 per 60 minute session.  Concessions may be available.

Further information

I work from home in the Wester Inch area of Bathgate, easily accessed by the M8 from either Junction 4 or Junction 3a.

Please note that I cannot offer waiting room facilities.

On road parking is available.

Bathgate to :

Falkirk - 12 miles
Coatbridge - 16 miles
Rosyth - 21 miles
Livingston - 5 miles
Carluke - 20 miles
Kirkliston - 13 miles
Balerno - 16 miles
Dunfermline - 24 miles
Shotts - 8 miles

Bathgate
West Lothian
EH48

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 Unspecified

Availability

Flexible

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Margaret Gray  PG Diploma Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy

Margaret Gray PG Diploma Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy