Sandra Maguire MBACP (Accred), Dip TA Counselling
I believe that there are times when talking to someone who is trained to listen and care can help. Therapy is not suited to everyone but for those people who have a commitment to change and explore new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, there is hope. Hope and a genuine rapport with a therapist, I believe is the greatest tool in achieving true potential...
I have a wealth of experience in counselling, having counselled clients from a number of Health Centres across Fife. In addition to counselling clients, I was responsible, as Chief Executive, for managing and supervising staff and counsellors of Fife Alcohol Support Service, one of the largest Counselling Services in Scotland. I specialise in couple work and relationship problems linked to low self esteem.
I have been privileged over the last 10 years in private practice to observe change in some clients who attend for therapy. Change is only achieved through the clients choice and willingness to change and this takes courage and I truly understand that.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis, completed a Foundation Course in Family Therapy at Stratheden Hospital, and have a counselling and supervision qualification through Alcohol Focus Scotland.
I am accredited with British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling.
I have been in Private Practice for over 10 years and work from my home.
I was a member of the National Training Committee of Alcohol Focus Scotland and was responsible for assessing counsellor portfolios prior to awarding Diplomas.
As stated above, I managed an alcohol counselling service for 14 years and this experience forged the foundation for my training to become a psychotherapist.
Over 30 years I have worked with people at all levels, managing, training, supervising and counselling.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £50 per hour for individual sessions and for telephone counselling. Sessions last for one hour.
Couple counselling costs £60 per hour
I am a trained family therapist and charge £70 per hour for this.
Some discount may be given to clients on low earnings or benefits.
I provide supervision for counsellors and fee for supervision is £55 per hour.
The first intial 30 min telephone session is free and gives clients an opportunity to learn about the work I do, gives me the opportunity to assess if my service is appropriate for them, and if the client, after talking to me, feels comfortable about attending for counselling.
I work from home and provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients who attend for therapy. My home is one of five terraced houses overlooking the sea, on a clifftop looking towards Edinburgh. There is off-street private parking or clients may park a short distance away at the bottom of the road for total anonymity.
My counselling room affords a quiet space where clients can feel safe that their confidentiality is assured.
I attend regular supervision for the work I do and work within BACP Ethical Framework for Good Pracice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
For more information I have a website www.anchoragecounselling.co.uk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays and evenings. I can be contacted by email or telephone. Sessions last for 1 hour. I work from home in Burntisland.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am trained in supervision through Alcohol Focus Scotland.