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About me

Margaret is an experienced Psychotherapist who uses mindfulness and meditation in her practice to help clients establish a healthier, more balanced relationship with life. Her specialisms include anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, parenting difficulties and eating disorders. Margaret is extremely relational and committed to helping people get the most from their lives and achieve their goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Margaret holds a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology, an MSc in Occupational Psychology and has a MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute. She has a Certificate in Counselling Teenagers from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with the BPS and has a Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a Certificate in Hypnotherapy. She is an Accrediated Member of UKCP and is a Member of the British Association of Counselling and abides by their code of practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£60 for a fifty minute session.

When I work

Evening and daytime appointments are available.

Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults