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Margaret Livingstone MBACP

Glasgow G69 & G2
07763 923754 07763 923754

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 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

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

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)

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.

Glasgow
G69

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

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

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

Availability

I have availability, mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Types of client

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

Supervision

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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Margaret Livingstone MBACP

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