Margaret Walsh MBACP Counsellor, Coach, Supervisor
I understand that there are many reasons why people seek counselling and this can be a very challenging period in your life. I work sensitively to support you, facilitate your understanding of the challenges you face, and how to navigate through them. Many clients I have worked with report that they feel listened to at a deep level and how this has helped them to tune in more deeply to themselves and gain greater self-awareness.
Over the years, I have also developed a strong interest in self-esteem and how some people struggle with feeling good about themselves. I have worked with people who want to change, but are finding it hard to break out of patterns of thinking or behaving that can undermine them. I have a wealth of experience, and a flexibility of style, which means that I can work, at depth, on psychological issues that impact on an individual, as well as working on short-term issues where some new tools and techniques are required to quickly bring about behavioural change. For some individuals, I find that a combination of coaching and counselling helps to bring about long-term and lasting change.
I am very drawn to the therapeutic benefits of being in nature and this influences the work I do. An overarching aim of mine in counselling and coaching is that you become more connected to your needs, and I often find that this can be helped with a better connection with the natural world.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Supervision - Level 6 (CPCAB)
Diploma in Counselling - Level 4 (AQA)
Member of the Association of Coaching (MAC)
Master Practitioner NeuroLinguisiticProgramming (NLP)
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)
MA in Human Resources
BA in Business Studies
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
£65 per 60-minute counselling session
I am willing to match your hourly counselling rate for supervision, subject to a minimum fee of £65.
Coaching costs subject to agreement with the client
Some concessionary fees are also available
Recognising that not everyone can meet face-to-face, I also offer confidential Skype counselling or coaching. Clients have told me that this works very well for them and eliminates travel time and allows maximum flexibility for counselling or coaching to occur.
I am happy to meet at a client's place of work in a confidential space (like a meeting room or private office) to undertake counselling or coaching. The travel zone that I work within covers London and also workplaces within Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I understand the importance of supervision to both support and challenge counsellors and coaches. For me, supervision is 'learning in action', and I use my core skills like listening, rapport-building, questioning and giving feedback to undertake my supervision practice.