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.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My availability is flexible, weekdays and evenings.