Margi Appleton MA, Reg.MBACP (Accred.)
I am a BACP registered and accredited counsellor based in West Norfolk.
With over 20 years experience as a counsellor, I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including addiction, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. Over the past 10 years I have specialized in working with survivors of trauma and abuse.
I understand that coming for counselling can be a difficult and challenging choice for many people; I know that it requires commitment and can evoke distressing and difficult feelings. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space where you can explore those feelings and understand how they are affecting your life
Through many years of practice and personal and professional development I have built on my original Person Centred training and I am able to respond creatively and flexibly to the different issues that people may bring to counselling.
I offer face to face sessions in Kings Lynn from premises close to the town centre. I also offer telephone counselling.
I also see a limited number of female clients in Cambridge.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor 20 years ago and over that time I have had the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings. Most recently I was employed by a Rape Crisis centre to set up and manage a new counselling service. I continue to be involved with Rape Crisis as a sessional counsellor. I have also worked as a therapist for many years in drug and alcohol services and in services supporting young people.
Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Hertfordshire 1994)
Diploma in Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine (Ki Kai Shiatsu Centre 2000)
Higher Education Diploma in Substance Use and Misuse (Thames Valley University 2005)
MA in Woman and Child Abuse (Centre of Woman and Child Abuse Studies, London Metropolitan University, 2011)
Understanding the physical and emotional world of the developing child and young person (Islington Integrated Training 2010)
Supervision Skills for Safeguarding Children from Harm (Norfolk Safeguarding Board 2010)
Making Trauma Therapy Safer (Babette Rothschild 2013)
Foundation Course in Understanding and Working with Dissociation (European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation / First Person Plural 2013)
Telephone Counselling Training Course (Sarah Hart 2014)
Throughout my counselling career I have attended regular training on issues about domestic violence, substance misuse and the impact of trauma and I remain committed to on-going training and professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 per session ( face to face and telephone )
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|