Margaret Peggy Sweeney, BSc (Hons) reg.BACP
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 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.
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
- 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.
Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Sessions are 60 minutes in length
Fees are as follows;
Individual £40.00 per session
Couple £50.00 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
From 17.03.20 I will only be able to offer telephone counselling or Skype counselling until further notice.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|