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MBACP(Accred)

About me

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 am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 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

Workplace Bullying

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Acceptance + Commitment Therapy

Mindfulness for Life Programme

Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

Individual           £45.00 (50 mins)
Couple               £55.00 (50mins)
Zoom & Telephone  £45.00 (50 mins)

Longer sessions can be negotiated.

Individual Supervision Sessions £45.00 (1hour)

When I work

I am currently working online/telephone due to Covid 19 restrictions. I have availability, mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Further information

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.

4th Floor, The Connal Building, 34 West George St, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 1DA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

A wheelchair accessible or a venue suitable to any person with mobility differences can be arranged.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I believe that supervision is a collaborative space to gain further insight, awareness, be challenged, increase knowledge and continue growing as a reflective practitioner.

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