Margaret Cochrane

Margaret Cochrane


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07398677745

Contact Margaret

Therapist - Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie PH10
07398677745
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

From the start I focus on finding out client needs and integrate the range of skills I have developed into a person centred approach.  Some clients benefit from CBT, psychodynamic and transactional methods, whereas others use the therapeutic space mainly to be heard without being judged or interrupted.  The regular feedback I encourage ensures we focus on what is working for the client.  I work creatively to encourage clients to transfer their successes in any area of their life into the areas where they are struggling by using their strengths and finding hope from where ever it may emerge.

Being able to talk through issues and gain a more helpful perspective is the most common benefit clients mention most in endings.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie PH10
07398677745
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am a COSCA trained supervisor with experience in counselling from an integrative approach since qualifying with COSCA Diploma in Counselling in 2012.  Over the years I have become more pluralistic as I find out what will be most useful, starting with the foundations of  person centred, and weaving in psychodynamic and CBT as I'm guided by what is working for clients.  I can see counsellors either over Zoom or (once Covid restrictions allow) in my garden art studio which provides a relaxed atmosphere for the work we do together.  I am a CIPD qualified Trainer and ILM Coach and have used this for helping improve relationship issues in workplaces.  I find the 7 Eye Model works well for my supervisees as it provides a framework for our reflection and actions.

Practice description

Our work will be guided by the BACP Ethical Framework and other guidance they provide.  Even supervisees not registered with the BACP have found this helpful in conjunction with their own professional membership which is foundational to ongoing practice.

The Supervisee sets the agenda and I provide a flexible framework that ensures the safety and development of client, supervisee and myself!  Self care is always a priority and checking wellbeing is essential alongside covering the client issues at our meetings.  There will sometimes be organisational issues that need to be discussed and often cover boundaries and responsibility questions.

Frequency and duration of meetings will meet both BACP and any other rules set by agencies that the supervisee is responsibility to abide by.  For example students often must meet fortnightly, whereas the norm for experienced counsellors is usually monthly.  

The aim is always to promote best interests of clients by enhancing our self awareness and taking care of our on going development needs.  

My first session

Our initial free meeting is to decide if we both think we can work well together.  This can be using Zoom or face to face depending on practicalities and any pandemic restrictions.  We will both have questions that we need answers to that will help us get to know each other and how we work.  If we find accord in how we want to work together, we then start the process of forming a contract.  You will get time to consider this before we sign our agreement.  This can be reviewed at any time and at least on an annual basis.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Trainer - Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie PH10
07398 677745
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced BACP Registered Counsellor, ILM and CIPD Qualified Coach and Trainer.  Using my Bsc in Human Geography to aid organisational development, and to consult in a range of interpersonal relationships,  I work in private, public and voluntary sector offering individual and group consultations and workshops. The service can be either short or long-term to suit client needs.  I integrate person centred, psychodynamic, CBT and other therapies based on what is working best for the client.  I sometimes introduce the therapeutic use of art and nature into workshops for small groups interested in enhancing their sense of well-being.  I also offer Supervision Since qualifying withCOSCA Certificate in Supervision in 2018.   Please see my website www.cochraneconsultancy.co.uk  for more details.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues