Margaret (Peggy) Sweeney, BSc (Hons) MBACP
It can feel daunting to contact a therapist and consider that you may need support, but a simple telephone conversation will provide an opportunity to speak with me about any issues or concerns you wish to work on or resolve. I will explain the process of counselling and then we can arrange a convenient time to meet and discuss a suitable time framework for us to work within.
Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression.
Are you using drugs or alcohol excessively and you don’t know why, or you do know why but don’t feel able to share with those around you?
Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and no one seems to be hearing you.
You may be having relationship difficulties, suffering a bereavement, feeling isolated, lonely, or simply want to work out why things are always happening to you?
Do you feel that now is the time to become unstuck in the life you have and make changes in how you relate to yourself and relate to the people around you?
Change is scary, and may seem terribly difficult when you feel that you are at your lowest but you are worth it – so let’s work it out – together!
I am a qualified, experienced Systemic Therapist and Clinical Supervisor with a flexible approach, which includes solution focused, psychodynamic, narrative and behavioural ideas. My therapeutic practice is relational and client centred and I offer a non-judgemental, caring and confidential supportive way of working. Together we can work to uncover how you have arrived where you are and discover how best to activate the resources you have to get to where you want to be.
Significant experience as a DBT therapist within a specialist environment with clients experiencing emotional dysregulation, commonly occurring with those have a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.
***If you are interested in accessing a DBT skills groups, please enquire via email***
You may be experiencing
- loss, bereavement or serious illness
- Substance misuse and dependency, including drugs and alcohol
- anxiety and stress
- overwhelming or unmanageable feelings
- feeling stuck or lacking focus or direction
- feelings of low confidence, low self-esteem or worthlessness
- physical or emotional abuse
- unresolved issues from the past
- relationship issues with partners, spouses, siblings, children
- trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD
- personal differences with colleagues or redundancy
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc(Hons) in Systemic Counselling with experience in the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Privately. I am an integrated practitioner drawing on a number of specialisms including CBT and DBT.
Clinical Supervisor with significant experience of individual and group supervision
Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
DBT Skills training group work (please enquire for availability)
Sessions are 60 minutes in length
Fees are as follows;
Individual £40.00 per session
Couple £60.00 per session
Clinical Supervision £65.00 per session
I am committed to supporting counsellors in training and offer a reduced rate, please contact me.
Pre-booked appointments cancelled or not attended without 24 hour prior notice are charged at the full rate.