Margaret Dobie

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PgDip, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Reg. Member MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 0HY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

“When supervision provides a space in which stories and problems are seen as a gateway to a new dimension of reality, rather than merely as issues which need solving, for me at that moment it becomes ‘passionate supervision’.”  (Encke, Jochen. 2008. Breaking the Box: Supervision – A Challenge to Free Ourselves. In Shohet, Robin (ed.), Passionate Supervision, p20. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
I am drawn to this quote because it signals the potential for transformation which sits, along with clients, at the heart of the supervisory relationship. I aspire to cultivate a relational space based on a high level of mutual trust and confidence where challenging concerns and fearful issues can be bravely explored. I believe that supervision offers a vessel for shared development, new understandings and deepening of presence that both the supervisee and the supervisor can benefit from, whilst holding the client central to the work. The supervision I provide is nurtured in practice by my own supervision. 
I hold a COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate. My therapeutic training is embedded in Psychodynamic and Systemic principles, with integration of a range of other therapeutic approaches that are honed through ongoing continuous professional development, personal therapy and somatic practices. These all inform and are woven into my work. 
I have five years’ experience as Clinical Manager in Counselling services, and bring a clear understanding in working with safeguarding and managing risk.  I provide Clinical Supervision for Trainee and Qualified Counsellors and Therapists who work with Young People (aged 13 years +) and Adults, using a variety of different Counselling modalities. I have experience in delivering training in Counselling Skills Approach to Working with Children and Young People to different cohorts of educators. I have extensive experience in working with Counsellors and Therapists who operate within organisational settings and systems, including school and family systems. 
I provide in person and online one-to-one individual supervision and group supervision (up to 4 spaces). 
Individual supervision (in person or online) - £60 per hour
Group supervision (in person or online) - £30 per person (2hrs for a group of 4 people)

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

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Cockenzie House & Gardens, 22 Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 0HY

Key details

PVG Scheme

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In person sessions are not accessible by wheelchair. Please do get in touch to chat through other possible available options.

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Type of session

In person

Individual and group supervision for Counsellors and Therapists working with adults and young people (age 13 years +).

Margaret Dobie
Margaret Dobie