Margaret Sorohan, MBACP (Reg), MA, BSc., Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Due to the current lockdown I am seeing clients remotely either by video conference or telephone.
I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and psychotherapist supporting clients with problems such as anxiety, sadness, depression, low confidence and self-esteem, relationship and family issues. I draw upon a number of frameworks to provide the appropriate support for each client’s unique, personal experience. I work with your current story in the present, and, at the same time pay attention to the influences of the past.
I work with various presenting issues which may be long-standing, or the result of a current event or crisis. Current-day pace of life and challenges can be extremely stressful, and anxiety-provoking, making it hard to cope and function. I have supported clients with:
- Anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder/panic attacks
- Relationship issues
- Bereavement/complicated grief/coping with loss
- Trauma/problems from childhood
- Personality disorders
- Identity/lack of self esteem/search for meaning in life
- Work related stress and anxiety.
- Coping with change/life transitions
What to expect in a session:
I offer a free initial consultation lasting approx. 30 minutes to ask what brings you to therapy; what you would like help with; talk about how I work and answer any questions you have.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration, usually held at the same time every week. Additional sessions can be organised if you need extra support. I offer both long and short term support and will review our work and progress at regular intervals.
Much of my training and voluntary work was completed while also working in various senior management and consulting roles. The key focus in my work has always been helping individuals to reach their full potential and I have over 20 years experience of management, training and people development.
I have supported people and organisations undergoing major change and restructuring often resulting in employees being made redundant and requiring outplacement services and wellbeing support. I have worked with most sectors and industries both in the private sector and more recently the NHS.
These experiences have given me real insight into the many challenges and demands we all face in the current world and gives me a lot to draw upon when helping clients in the therapeutic setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
My journey and training in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy has evolved over the last 20 years. I completed a BSc. in Psychology in 2002. Since that time I have attended numerous training courses completing the Foundation Course in Counselling at Regent’s University in 2007. I then trained as a bereavement Counsellor for Cruse in 2012 and worked as a volunteer Counsellor for Cruse and at a private practice in central London.
I completed my MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University in 2018 and my dissertation was on the topic of Resilience. As an integrative therapist I use a number of modalities, focusing mainly on person-centred and psychodynamic theory. I have also completed a number of short courses on topics such as Suicide, Sudden and Traumatic Death and PTSD.
I have supported clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, complicated grief, coping with loss, trauma, problems from childhood, personality disorders, identity, lack of self esteem, search for meaning in life and work related stress and anxiety.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 - £70 per session lasting 50 minutes.