Margot Hardman

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 5QN
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Currently available for work with children and young people.

UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Children and Young People, with 16 years of previous experience working in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service), initially as a Creative Arts Therapist and later as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

From my private practice, based at St Gabriel's Parish Centre, Heaton, I offer face to face counselling with children and young people.

I use a creative arts approach e.g. drawing, story, elements of enactment, and in particular sandplay in which I have recently completed further training with the Association for Sandplay Therapy (AST).  

Following your enquiry, I usually arrange a brief 10-15 minute telephone conversation for which there is no charge.

Further to this we would arrange an initial in-person consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail; parents/carers only in the first instance.  With older adolescents, the initial consultation may be directly one to one. 

NB. For my fees please see below.

If we agree therapeutic work would be appropriate for your child, we would then arrange a further time to meet together with the child/young person.  I would anticipate a portion of the session being just one-to-one with the child/young person. Then if we are all in agreement, we will arrange a block of sessions. There will be some consent forms and a form about what we are agreeing to, to be signed together.

Training, qualifications & experience

AST (Association for Sandplay Therapy) Trainee Sandplay Practitioner.

Extensive previous experience in sandplay practice with children and young people.

IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) Diploma in Systemic Family Practice at University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

Previous experience within the Family Therapy Team within CAMHS utilising a systemic approach, seeing how the child's difficulties arise from within a context of relationships and not in isolation for example; family, school, neighbourhood, culture, gender, age...

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with Children and Young People at Northern Guild for Psychotherapy.

BA Hons Creative Arts, Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£50.00 - £60.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Fee for initial in-person consultation is £50 and usually lasts about an hour.

Fee for counselling sessions are £50 per session and are usually 50 minutes in duration.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

NB: The timetable above is flexible, with other days and times open for consideration.

Further information

I have worked with children from age 6yrs to young people aged 17yrs, from diverse backgrounds, including adopted children and Looked After children.

I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues; low mood, self-esteem, anxiety including around separation, loss and bereavement, historic trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), behavioural issues, anger issues, bullying.  

It is important to stress that there does need to be a level of stability in the child's, or young person's, circumstances in order for therapeutic work to be appropriate and effective at this time.

St. Gabriels Church Parish Centre, 2 St. Gabriels Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 5QN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

Key details

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While the building is wheelchair user accessible, my room is on the first floor up a staircase, and there is no lift.

Margot Hardman
Margot Hardman