- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Maggie Leigh and I am a qualified Counsellor with a wealth of experience across the voluntary and paid sector working in schools, GP surgeries, counselling centres and in palliative care.
My private practice is a dedicated room in my home where I offer a range of therapies, that can be tailored to suit requirement. As an integrative practitioner I use Person Centred approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Expressive creative therapy.
Using sound theories and practices and following the BACP's stringent ethical values the alliance does not encourage long term dependency upon the counsellor but endeavours to build a therapeutic relationship where personal growth takes place.
If you chose to work with me our first session will be to determine which intervention suits your individual needs. At your own pace, I encourage free expression and explore causes of present distress. We can set long term goals, build strategies for coping and lead you to a place of satisfaction and contentment.
Chosing CBT, an evidence based approach, you will be encouraged to examine how interactions between thoughts, feelings and actions can impact negatively with a view to qualitative change.
Hypnotherapy uses suggestion at a deeper level of consciousness in order to tease out rooted habits in a safe environment. It has been proven effective for smoking cessation, weight loss, exam stress, sleep problems etc.
Working with children and adults, my work needs to be innovative and varied so can also involve creative techniques with expressive art, narrative writing, clay etc. Using this type of therapy does not rely on academia and therefore encourages flexible thinking and has in my work been proven beneficial with non verbal pupils and people with Aspergers syndrome.
What I can help with
Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Identity issues, Self esteem, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work