Margaret Birrell Person-centred/humanistic counsellor ,

Hello and thanks for viewing my profile.  If you are reading this now, I guess its because you have a need for some support in your life at this time.  Counselling can help you by providing a very private space where you can share your thoughts and feelings about what's happening, with me, in your Counselling session.  People usually find that simply by beginning to talk about their difficulties, things begin to become clearer, and its then possible to find ways through to a better future.  Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, or any other life issues (such as bereavement, trauma, abuse, anger, workplace problems, and basically any life problem),  the Counselling that I offer can support you.  I have worked as a Counsellor since 1999 and have long experience in my field, particularly in addictions, short-term and solution focused work.  I am qualified in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, and I am happy to explain more about what this is, if you request it.  I also have qualifications in Online Counselling, Couples Counselling, and Psychodynamic Supervision.  
If you feel it would help to talk with me, to check how you'd feel about working with me, or have any questions at all, I can arrange a 30 minute free call to discuss things further.  Please email me to request this, and I will arrange a suitable appointment time to talk.

Please Note:  if you are reading this, in order to get a partner, relative or friend to make contact with me, its important that I talk directly with them, to hear that they are ready to engage with Counselling sessions at this time.  And it will need to be the person who needs the sessions, who makes the appointment directly with me.

My BACP Code of Ethics requires that I maintain complete Confidentiality with you, once your sessions begin.  And I will then be unable to share any information about you with anyone else, without your consent.

Training and qualifications

Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis Diploma (2002)
Substance Misuse in Young people NVQ11 (2004)
Online Counselling Certificate (2006)
Psychosynthesis Diploma in Couples Therapy (2008)
Psychodynamic Supervision Certificate (2009)
Couples Counselling for Depression (Tavistock/IAPT)  (2017)


£40 per session for individuals, aged 18 +
I can offer concessions dependant on unique individual circumstance, and am happy to discuss with you.

For couples sessions fees, or supervision for Therapists, or for Personal Therapy for Therapists or Trainee's, please request my fees by contacting me directly.

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6 Peartree Avenue, LE12 9JN
Margaret Birrell Counselling & Psychotherapy
6 Peartree Avenue
LE12 9JN