Margaret Lyon

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31
07969156522 07969156522 Registered / Accredited
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31

About me

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor based in Carmarthen. I have 11 years counselling experience and for 7 years I have provided group and individual supervision to other counsellor practitioners. I have extensive experience in the caring professions, formerly working as a nurse and health visitor.

I have a particular interest and counselling experience in working with clients who:

  • are experiencing conflict in relationships
  • wish to explore personal development
  • are experiencing difficulties with life transitions/losses
  • are bereaved
  • have postnatal depression
  • are carers
  • have health challenges
  • are experiencing anxiety and depression

I use a range of approaches and interventions and adapt these to a person’s individual needs. I aim to provide warm, supportive environment, in which clients can gain greater insight and awareness, bringing them the possibility of change and growth.

I place an importance on keeping my professional knowledge and practice up to date, and have completed training in:

  • working with couples
  • mindfulness in counselling
  • working with anxiety and depression
  • bereavement through suicide
  • re-wind training for trauma

Approaches and Interventions used:

  • Mindfulness
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Solution Focused
  • Systems approach
  • Creative approaches inc therapeutic writing
  • Person centred approach
  • Psychodynamic

Training, qualifications & experience

RGN, RSCN, Registered Health Visitor

Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling, 

Diploma in Counselling Supervision

Certificate in Bereavement Care (Cruse)

Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

  • Counselling: £30 first session, £35 thereafter for 60 minute sessions ( concessions available)
  • Supervision: £40 for 1 ½ hour session

Further information

Availability: Day and evening appointments available

Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Wheelchair user access

Margaret Lyon

Margaret Lyon