Margaret Peters Dip. Couns. Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor.
In addition to my private practice, I teach counselling skills at a university on a BACP accredited course. I have worked as a counsellor at my local Hospice and as such have much experience of working with issues of bereavement, trauma and loss. I have also worked in a centre for young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and have counselled young people in a secondary school setting, with problems such as bullying, self esteem and eating disorders.
Why might you want to come for Counselling?
Sometimes, life can be tough, and it’s at these times that counselling can be really useful. It can help you to focus on things that matter to you, or are holding you back in your life. At these times it’s of benefit to be able to ‘see the wood for the trees’, and to work on issues in a safe therapeutic environment. Some of the reasons you might need to come for counselling could be:
- The effects of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
- Sexuality and other identity issues
- A difficult childhood
- Relationship difficulties
- Sadness and Anger
- Emotional eating
However, you are unique, so, whatever kind of problem you might wish to bring along, I will be ready to work with you. Nothing is too insignificant, or too overwhelming, to talk about.
Where will the Counselling take place?
I offer a counselling space in my home which is calm and private.
What will the counselling sessions be like?
You are at the centre of your therapy from the outset. You will bring issues that concern you at the moment, and we will work together to bring about change. I will not be giving you advice, but rather helping you towards your goal of moving forwards with your life. I trained as a 'person-centred' counsellor and I now use an integrative approach, including CBT, so that I tailor the therapy to suit your needs. I want to help you to find ways of identifying what kind of approach would offer you the best support, and strengthen your ability to cope and move forward.
How many sessions will I need?
Your first session will be an assessment and an opportunity for you to discuss your needs. If after that you feel you would like to proceed, we will contract in the first place for six sessions. You may need less than this, or you may decide that you need more. We will review your requirements as the therapy progresses.
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Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) - University of London
PGCE - University of Durham
Certificate in Counselling - University of Salford
Diploma in Counselling - University of Salford
Registered Member MBACP (Accred).
Teacher on MSc Counselling Skills course University of Salford
Bereavement Counsellor - Blythe House Hospice
Children and young people's counsellor - Blythe House Hospice
Volunteer Counsellor - New Mills School
Placement - Mosaic Stockport
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have trained in Brainspotting (BSP Phase 1&3) which is a powerful, focussed treatment method for trauma. BSP is an effective method for working with PTSD.
It works by identifying, processing and releasing core neuro-physiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms.
Adults : £35
Young Person 11-18 : £25
Student or trainee counsellors : £30
Full professional indemnity and public liability insurance
In my practice I abide by the Ethical Framework of the BACP. My work with you will be completely confidential.
If a young person is coming for counselling, I would ask that it is clear that the young person is coming of their own free will. They must want to come for counselling and not because an adult has said that they should.
At the assessment stage I would need a consent form to be signed by the adult who is responsible for the young person.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client