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. You may find that your stress levels are higher at present, particularly with all the uncertainties and anxiety surrounding coronavirus. 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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work regularly as an Executive Coach with senior individuals who may be experiencing difficulties at work. My work often involves facilitating an understanding of what is held 'beneath the surface' that may be impacting on work. We take this insight and understanding to apply learning to the current issues or future plans, with excellent results.
With a background in HR, I am happy to 'contract' with an organisation and identify clear goals which need to be achieved through the coaching process. Respecting the confidentiality of the coaching discussion, I am happy to write a report midway through the coaching period and also at the end of the assignment.
Where four or more people in an organisation use me as an Executive Coach, then I offer a 10% discount on my fees.
£65 per 60-minute counselling session
I am willing to match your hourly counselling rate for supervision, subject to a minimum fee of £65 per supervision hour.
Coaching costs are subject to agreement with the client or client's organisation.
Some concessionary fees are also available.
Concessions offered for
Recognising that it is not possible to meet face-to-face, I also offer confidential 'Zoom' counselling or coaching. Clients have told me that this works very well for them and allows maximum flexibility for counselling or coaching to occur.
In normal circumstances, 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.