Margaret is a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist working privately and in the NHS. She believes strongly that psychotherapy and counselling are a collaborative process and aims to foster a genuine experience of relationship, alongside an exploration of a person’s feelings and experiences past and present. This takes place in the safe and confidential space of the therapy room. Understanding early patterns and building a different relationship with your past can help you to live more fully in the present and find new and effective ways of managing life’s challenges.
You may be feeling in crisis, experiencing difficulties in your relationships, or be adjusting to changes in your personal circumstances. Psychotherapy holds the potential for personal insight, emotional growth and change.
Margaret is also able to offer Art Psychotherapy, combining talking with the possibility of using art materials. Creativity and Psychotherapy are inter-connected at a fundamental level; however, you do not need to have any previous experience or aptitude for art making. It may be helpful for you to work in this way, where the act of making images and objects can provide a safe space to contain difficult and painful experiences. This can also help to reveal aspects of your experience that may be less accessible through words alone.
Training and Qualifications
Margaret has an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and trained at the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE). She is an accredited member of the UKCP (Integrative and Humanistic College) and is registered with the Health and Care and Professions Council (HCPC). She adheres to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the UKCP and the HCPC. She also has a background in the Arts and is a trained Graphic Designer, having worked in television for many years before becoming a Psychotherapist.
She has particular experience of helping people who have suffered sexual, emotional and physical abuse and has a special interest in transgenerational and developmental trauma. Her other areas of experience include eating disorders, anxiety and depression, panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, pre- and postnatal depression, self-esteem, suicidality and self-harm, loss and separation.
She has experience of working with groups, as well as individuals, of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, and is able to offer short- or longer-term therapy.
Her sessions take place on a regular weekly basis, and usually last for fifty minutes.
However, an initial assessment session may last longer and gives you the opportunity to meet with her and discuss your needs and the reasons you have sought help at this point in time.
Margaret works from our Goswell Rd clinic. To speak to Margaret or book an appointment, please contact her on 07792 558097.