*Telephone and online sessions available* 07496950599
My name is Margaret McLean. I am a fully qualified, BACP registered Counsellor and COSCA certified Supervisor. I became a counsellor because I believe we all deserve to feel happy and fulfilled in our lives, and crucially, I believe that we all have the capacity within ourselves to achieve this. However, sometimes adverse life experiences leave us struggling to cope on our own and we may need a little extra support to help us get through difficult times. Counselling offers a unique relationship that can help you feel supported, so that you begin to see things more clearly and eventually find ways to move forward. My role as a counsellor is to help you tap into your own resources to find your own answers and make the changes you need to feel better.
I offer 1-1 Counselling, Psychotherapy and Couple Counselling. I qualified in Person Centred Counselling but over the years I have continually added to my skills and knowledge base so that now I work integratively, incorporating several therapeutic approaches including Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Relapse Prevention programmes, CBT, Gendlin’s Experiential Focusing and Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT) within the framework of my core training in the Person Centred Approach.
I work creatively, tailoring the therapy to suit each clients’ individual needs. I teach Mindfulness 1-1 and in groups.
If you think I might be able to help you, then please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- BSc Hons Psychology
- Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Diploma in Teaching Meditation and Mindfulness from British School of Meditation
- Advanced Professional Development Training in Couples and Family Therapy
- Advanced Professional Development in Experiential Focusing
- Advanced Professional Development in Trauma and Dissociation
- Alcohol Specific Training
I have over 11 years of experience counselling in GP practices and in Alcohol and Substance Misuse Services throughout Lanarkshire and Glasgow. I was Team Leader and Senior Counsellor for 3 years with Alcohol Counselling Team, North Lanarkshire. Throughout this time I have also maintained my private practice, which is now the main focus of my work.
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
If you wish to contact me to make an appointment or if you would like to ask me some questions about what to expect from counselling then please call, email or contact me through my Facebook as above.
Very flexible working hours including daytime, evenings and occasionally weekends.