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Margaret O'Neill MBACP

Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1
07807 226472 07807 226472
Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

About me

How counselling works, and why it helps:

Talking through problems and difficult feelings in your own head can feel like going round in circles. It can also be a lonely and frightening experience. Speaking to a trained, experienced counsellor in complete privacy and confidence can help you find the courage to face and explore difficult issues - and to discover solutions and new perspectives that are uniquely right for you as an individual, because no-one else is the same as you. You will not be told what someone else in your circumstances would or should do; you will be helped to find your own answers. You will be offered warmth, respect,support and understanding  no matter what your concerns or your beliefs may be. Being able to express feelings that are hard to talk about [even with family or friends] in a safe space can be the first step towards positive change that once seemed impossible. I work with individual clients but not with couples.

About me

I am a person centred counsellor with experience in the following areas: relationship difficulties, low self esteem, abuse, domestic violence, and alcohol related problems.I have a wide and varied life and work experience which makes me respectful, non-judgmental, approachable and down to earth. I believe in a holistic approach to well being - mind, body and spirit work together. If you have specific goals in mind, then with your permission we can work together using very effective CBT techniques.I work for a charity as well as counselling privately.

How to contact me

The best way to reach me is by e-mailing me directly from this website [mo413170@gmail.com] or text my mobile number [07807226472]. Also you can contact me via my website - [margaretoneill.co.uk]

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons.Psychology;

Advanced Diploma Counselling,

Practitioner certificate Neuro Linguistic Programming;

Level 3 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am primarily a person centred counsellor, but I am also qualified to use CBT techniques where appropriate if chosen by clients. This can be helpful and effective for people suffering from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, or people who want help in making changes or achieving goals.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy


Fees affordable for you can be arranged - please ask.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


I regret that for the next 3 months [September to December 2019]I am unable to take any additional clients, due to caring responsibilities.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Margaret O'Neill MBACP

Margaret O'Neill MBACP