About me

Let me explain to you a little bit about who I am and what I do. My name is Maggie and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor.

I am also furthering my studies into the world of psychotherapy and this is something I’m passionate about, continually developing my skills as a therapist. I am equally passionate about empowering clients to develop and strengthen their own sense of being, so that they feel in control. I like to work collaboratively with clients rather than acting like an expert as I believe each person knows themselves best. I would like to think I walk alongside clients, rather than taking the lead and instructing, which can at times feel disempowering. I use my knowledge and expertise to help clients consider new ways of viewing the world and offer guidance on ways they may consider towards changing their behaviours. I would like to be completely transparent with you! I work within the person centred theory, but also draw from other humanistic approaches.

I am a specialist in eating disorders, ADHD and childhood trauma, along with self harm and PTSD. One of the different ways I like to work is by using the canvas of life. This involves exploring together with my clients past colours they have collected, colours that make up the difficulties they now carry around without taking time to explore what each colour means. We can go through life collecting and interpreting these colours in unhealthy ways, possibly leading to feelings of low self esteem, anxieties and overwhelming feelings of loss. What I do, as a therapist, is help you to explore these feelings and take time to look at all the difficulties you may be experiencing through the wonderful eyes of your very own canvas of life.

I have vast experience, personally, in my speciality fields. I am passionate about the way
my clients difficulties can affect their everyday life and I feel the approach I take helps clients to enable themselves, to separate emotions and identify emotional blocks. The one thing that seems to be the link with all the clients that come to me is the question “Who am I?” Come to me as your therapist and we can explore this question together.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3 CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills L2 CPCAB
  • Understanding Childhood Loss, Grief & Bereavement through expressive play.
  • I am currently continuing my professional development by studying Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5.

Training in the following fields:

  • Attachment & Child Development training
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour training
  • Victim Support / Domestic Abuse training

Insurance:
I am fully insured to practice Counselling, under licence with Holistic Insurance Services.

Professional Memberships:

I am an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) which means that I adhere to their code of ethics and framework for good practice. As required by the NCS, I take regular supervision and I am continuing my professional development.


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“I use my knowledge and expertise to help clients consider new ways of viewing the world and offer guidance on ways they may consider towards changing their behaviours.”

Testimonials

“I have finally learnt to accept myself for who I am and how I look. Thank you Maggie”.

Sam 36

“Through expressive play I was able to break down the barriers, Maggie has helped me to be open and accept more things”.

James 47

“The way Maggie uses colour to explore emotions, this way of working has given me new insight”.

Lisa 28

“It's been a refreshing journey”.

Jeffrey 21

“Maggie helped in so many ways, but the one thing that stands out is the mirror. I'm now able to look in the mirror and see a positive me”.

Jackie 67

“Weight is just a number, it's what I see and feel that counts. Thanks Maggie for giving me new found confidence”.

Sarah 19

Pay Forward

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Through my own volunteering and observations, I have seen a real need to provide affordable counselling for young people. To facilitate this, Space to Breathe Therapy have set up a ‘pay forward’ fund to enable our young people to have access to subsidised or free counselling. If you would like to help with this cause, please click the button and donate whatever you can afford. Every donation will go towards subsidising counselling sessions for our most vulnerable people.