Ms Margaret Powell

Ms Margaret Powell

Margaret Powell Counselling

Counselling 30049004

  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which you can discuss freely any problems or issues, with the aim of developing ways to overcome them.

As well as having considerable experience as a Person-Centred Counsellor, I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on scientific principles that research has shown to be effective for a range of problems including; anxiety, depression, self-image, phobias, panic and post-traumatic stress disorder. It looks at the links between thoughts (cognitions), feelings and behaviour. In short, the way we think and feel influences the way we behave.

I am experienced in counselling adult clients from age 18 to age 80+. I have several years' experience of counselling university students from "freshers" to mature students. I also have a private practice where I see adult clients of all ages.

I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client (the "therapeutic relationship") is of paramount importance. My aim is to nurture this to create a feeling of comfort, trust and safety for each client.

I am an integrative therapist which means that I use approaches and ideas from several therapies, depending on the needs of the individual client. I always discuss with a client at the outset the approaches I may use, and I ensure that they are comfortable with the work that we do together by "checking-in" with them at regular intervals.

I offer both face to face and online counselling sessions. For online sessions, I use platforms that have secure end to end encryption.

My qualifications include:
Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling;
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Areas of interest

People bring many varied issues to sessions. My areas of interest include depression; anxiety; relationships; bereavement; self-harm; personality disorder; trauma; poor self-image; body dysmorphia; the inner child.

I keep abreast of developments in mental health issues and therapies by attending regular professional development events, as well as reading articles in mental health journals.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

  • AB073

    Counselling session - remote - (5-50)

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