My name is Margi and I am a Person Centred Counsellor based in central Edinburgh. I provide a safe, non-judgemental private space for you to feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Through respect and trust, together we can explore your life situation and establish your desired goals towards a brighter future. I understand that committing to therapy takes courage. By seeking counselling you have already taken the first step towards change.
My role is to help guide you and support you through those times that you may struggle to see the way ahead. My style is relaxed, warm and gentle. I have over ten years experience in Cancer Support for people of all ages, but I also help clients with many other issues such as bereavement, trauma, anxiety, low self esteem and depression. I offer long and short-term therapy and also work with past and present issues, depending on your needs.
At the moment I am offering counselling appointments in person, via video call or by telephone. Whatever you feel most comfortable with. I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation in which you can outline your situation and see if we are a good fit and I can also answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling skills
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Certificate in Counselling skills, University of Aberdeen/Napier University Edinburgh
- Certificate for Online & telephone counselling, The Online University/BACP
- Diploma in Human Services, TAFE College Western Australia
- BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
I would love the opportunity to work with you, as talking within a safe therapeutic relationship can be a life changing, healing process. I am a kind and compassionate therapist and if you are interested in counselling with me, please get in touch via a phone call, text or email. I try to respond to all enquiries within a few hours.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
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
From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session
When I work
My availability is flexible, weekdays and evenings.