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MBACP

About me

I am a warm, empathic counsellor, skilled and experienced in helping my clients understand and work through difficult, sometimes painful, feelings. The qualities of caring and respect underpin the way I work.

In the face of mental distress our response may be to seek safety in ways that are familiar to us. We might experience ourselves withdrawing from life, fighting it or submitting to some one or thing more powerful than us. Those familiar ways might work for a while, but sometimes they no longer serve us well and lead to deeper distress. Whatever you are facing, I work with the person present with me to create a healing relationship that can help you live the best life you can.

I offer counselling to individual adults. Counselling is a confidential process that helps you explore and address what matters most to you. I have experience counselling people privately and working for a national charity delivering counselling for the NHS. I draw upon my experience and my training as an integrative counsellor to stay with you and work through what you need to at this time in your life.

I recognise seeking counselling can be difficult. There may be a question of trust for you. Perhaps concern about the counselling process, or maybe you feel bad about needing help at all. I can help you explore your concerns and needs in an introductory counselling session, following which you can decide whether you would like to continue the therapeutic work of counselling with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and have subsequently completed further training leading me to develop a particular interest in Internal Family Systems therapy.  The way I work comprises of a blend of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic counselling together with Internal Family Systems therapy.  I vary how I work to the needs of my clients, monitoring which resonates most with them throughout the therapy.

Throughout my career as a counsellor I have worked for the NHS through Mind, and continue to do so three days a week.  I receive additional training through those organisations which enhances my practice in general.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

When I work

During these trying times I am only providing video and telephone counselling.

PLEASE NOTE: for the time being I am unavailable to start work with new clients.

Further information

I offer counselling to individuals aged 18 and over.  Each sessions lasts approximately 50 minutes from the scheduled start time and normally take place once a week at the same time.  I do understand starting counselling is quite a commitment and you might not feel sure about entering into a contract to work with me after a single introductory session.  If that is the case I am able to offer up to 4 sessions outside of a contract to help you decide.

LIFE By Margot, 84 Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8JQ

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults