Sal Margetts - Qualified, Registered Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP (Accred)
What kind of Counselling do I offer?
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I am experienced in a range of different models and can use a variety of approaches to work with you as an individual, in a way that really fits in with your needs.
What might that look like in practice?
Quite simply, different people want and need different things from Counselling. Whether you need a solution-focused approach, want to work with your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to learn skills to cope and change, or whether you need your own space and time to share your story and explore yourself, your past or your worries your needs will always be my priority. In your initial session, we will explore what you want from Counselling and together agree how we will approach this.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2007, and have worked with people of all ages, and from all backgrounds. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of private, voluntary and statutory services, including schools, social care, health and education services, and children's and young people's services, as well as in private practice. I came to Counselling as a career after my own life journey brought me to seek help from a Counsellor. This experience of being heard and validated helped me hugely and enabled me to move on in my life at last. I felt it was the missing link my work with young people and that led me down a natural path to train in Counselling.
Who I work with...
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and with whatever they bring or are facing along their journeys. I am particularly passionate about working with children, young people and young adults; especially those navigating through the rocky transition to adult hood and working with all the emotional issues that go with this. I also enjoy working with parents/carers facing challenging family circumstances, struggling with the challenges, worries and anxieties around parenting, including relationship breakdown and family crisis.
How I work...
Counselling sessions are available online, face-to-face or through 'walk and talk'.
Online sessions are via video (I use Zoom, which is similar to Facetime or Skype but more secure), or instant messaging (like texting or online messaging where we talk via written words on the screen and don't 'see' each other). Both allow you the flexibility to access your counselling from your own home or place/area of choice.
Face-to-face sessions take place from Calm Minds therapy rooms in Bramhall, Stockport.
'Walk and talk' is where we take the counselling session outside in the fresh air to a local park. It provides a natural, relaxed way to work through the same kinds of issues you would bring to counselling. We walk or travel together (for those with wheels) side by side exploring issues just as we would in a conventional counselling session online, or face-to-face, but we arrange to meet up locally somewhere out in nature. Walks are low level, easy paced, accessible for wheels, and within half an hour drive from Stockport.
How do we get started?
If you feel I might be the right kind of Counsellor for you please do get in touch either via the email link above or through my website. I offer an initial free half-hour online or telephone session where you can have an informal chat about what you feel you need from Counselling before deciding if you want to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified and Experienced Counsellor since 2007
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Accredited member of BACP.
I hold an up-to-date DBS and full professional Indemnity Insurance
I am also a Certified Practitioner and/or trained and experienced in:
- Integrative Counselling
- Solution-Focussed therapy
- NLP (Neuro-Linguistic programming)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
- Children & Young People
- Working Online (and with anonymity)
- Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults (to level 4)
I can help with:
- Families in Crisis/Family Breakdown
- Relationship difficulties
- Adverse childhood experiences
- Drugs & Alcohol (including recreational drug use)
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Depression/Low Moods
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Online Counselling = £40ph
- Walk-and-Talk Counselling = £40ph
- Face-to-Face Counselling from Calm Minds, Bramhall = from £50ph
A limited number of discounted rates are negotiable for students, unwaged or those on a low-income - please do feel you can have an open discussion with me about your financial situation if you want counselling but are worried about the impact of the costs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
All walks for 'walk and talk' therapy are low level and accessible for wheels
I offer flexible availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Clinical Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other individuals working in helping professions such as Teachers, Social Workers, Healthcare Professionals and Mental Health Workers. I also work as an external Clinical Supervisor for organisations, companies and services who offer supervision externally for their employed or contracted staff.