Margaret Livingstone MBACP
Hi I'm Margaret and I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Supervisor providing a professional counselling service to young people(12& years), adults and couples. I feel privileged to work within a profession which focuses on increasing emotional wellbeing. Although my theoretical influence is mainly Person Centred, I also draw on Emotion Focused Therapy processes and techniques. I have worked creatively with clients and believe that creativity and humour can be important elements of therapy for some, alongside acceptance and compassion.
I'm aware that it can be difficult for some people to make initial contact and I hope that I can ease any difficulties when you contact me and that you will be comfortable speaking with me.
I have a particular interest in working with people who wish to understand themselves better, finding clarity and ease in their lives and find ways to increase their resilience.
In my experience it is the relationship between the client and counsellor which makes the difference in the client's outcomes, therefore it is very important that you choose the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Person Centred Counselling University of Strathclyde
Emotion Focused Therapy, University of Strathclyde Levels 1+2
COSCA Counselling Skills Accredited Trainer (Including COSCA group counselling skills)
COSCA Counselling Supervision
I have a variety of experience which has been gained in many settings;
Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS primary care team,
Secondary school settings including young people with additional support needs,
Addiction Services - focusing on individual and family recovery from alcohol and substance misuse.
Addiction Services - bereavement counselling offered to those impacted by a drug related death.
Generic - various third sector organisations offering counselling to adults and couples
The training and client work which I deliver inform each other and I hold a strong commitment to continued professional development. Most recent development/training has included;
COSCA Trainer's Event
Loss and Bereavement
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Acceptance + Commitment Therapy
Mindfulness for Life Programme
Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Individual £40.00 (50 mins)
Couple £45.00 (50mins)
Online & Skype £40.00 (50 mins)
Longer sessions can be negotiated.
Individual Supervision Sessions £40.00 (1hour)
Online & Skype £40.00 (1 hour)
I am available in two locations;
Glasgow East , G69 - 1 minute walk from Garrowhill train station. On street free parking available
Glasgow City Centre, G2 - 1 minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street Train Station
A free 15 minute telephone consultation is available which may assist you in determining if I am the right counsellor or practice supervisor for you at this time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
A wheelchair accessible or a venue suitable to any person with mobility differences can be arranged.
I have availability, mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I believe that supervision is a collaborative space to gain further insight, awareness, be challenged, increase knowledge and continue growing as a reflective practitioner.