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Maggie

Psychotherapist & Coach

Lead Therapist/Coach & founder of Space to Breathe Therapy

I would like to be completely transparent – I am Neuro-Diverse. I can honestly say that I can’t remember exactly when I was diagnosed with ADHD, but I do recognise I was in the early years of my childhood, and I am now in my 50’s! I was later diagnosed with ARFID, Globus Hysterica, Hypersensitivity and Hyper-vigilance as an adult.

I have to say, I had gone through my fair share of trauma with my ADHD when I was younger, and I would react strongly to stress. I can recognise RSD (Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria), which made me extremely upset when rejected and I was reactive to EDS (Emotional Distress Syndrome), which builds up from regular stressors attributed to my ADHD.

It was in my late 20’s to early 30’s that I finally began to understand myself; why I had a hard time completing projects and the frequent number of times I would just simply forget things. I would often be referred to as a chatterbox! When I first recognised ADHD in myself, I would question lots of aspects of my life. I would also question whether any of my diagnoses defined me.

I eventually had that ‘light bulb moment’ with a therapist/coach, where I discovered it didn’t matter how many labels I had, or whether my ADHD was responsible for all my other comorbidities or not. I’m just quirky and unconventional! I didn’t, and still don’t, consider myself broken or unfixable. I just needed strategies to manage the part of me that was ‘perceived’ as broken. Ultimately, I just wanted to become the best version of self and achieve my full potential.

So, how did I come to this understanding that helped me move on with my life and achieve? Well, I needed to understand myself and so I reached out to a therapist/coach. It really helped to have someone to ask me what I have accomplished and above all else, hold me accountable to the goals I had set. The crucial part for me was having a Coach who is also ADHD and just ‘gets it’! Gets the way I think and how I see the world. This was my most valuable tool.

I would consider myself (and everyone else!) as a work in progress, where I’m always looking for new ways to improve myself and optimizing my life choices and as a psychotherapist and coach myself now, I would like to pass this feeling on to you.

If you’re still reading, then somewhere in my thoughts I feel you may have just connected with me on some level, perhaps emotionally or mentally? If that’s the case, feel free to get in touch as I’d love to join you on your journey of discovery.

Qualifications

Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5  2022
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4  2021
Life Coaching Level 3  2022
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3  2009
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2  2008
Eating Psychology Diploma – Merit 2023
Improve your Memory Diploma – Distinction 2023
Healing your life with Crystals Diploma – Distinction 2023

Additional Training

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling  2021
Childhood Loss, Grief & Bereavement Level 1  2020
Victim Support / Domestic Abuse training  2020
Promoting Positive Behaviour training Levels 1 & 2  2013
Attachment & Child Development training Levels 1 & 2  2013
Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence 2023
Supporting Chronic Illness 2023
Working with the Impact of Vicarious Trauma 2023
Emotion Focused Therapy 2023
Clients who Self-Harm 2023
Supporting Clients with Body Dysmorphia 2023
Relating Ego and Self 2023
Autism Masking 2023
Understanding Psychosexual Therapy 2023
Working with Goals in Therapy 2023
Working with Sexual Abuse 2022
Approaching Pre-Trial Therapy 2022
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 2022
Working with the Inner Child 2022
Race, Culture and Anti-Discrimination 2022
Understanding and Managing Loneliness 2022
Understanding Gender and Gender Identification 2022
Understanding Anxiety Disorders & Supportive Strategies 2022
Working with Eating Disorders 2022
Working with Personality Disorders 2022
Working with Narcissistic Personality Disorders 2022

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