Margaret Birrell

Margaret Birrell

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Shepshed, LOUGHBOROUGH

Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available


I work with individuals (age 18 plus), or couples or groups, by face-to-face, telephone or online appointments. 

My availability:   I offer daytime appointments only, on Tuesdays or Thursdays mainly.  However, this is negotiable at the time of enquiry; please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your support needs.

My Fees:  £40 for individuals per session
                   £70 for Couples (online only)

The issues I support are:  Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationships and Breakups, Workplace Stress, Addiction, Abuse, and many more life issues - please ask if not listed here.

About me and my therapy practice

*  Counselling    * Personal Therapy    * Couples   * Individuals 

*  Supervision

Face-to-face, or Online or Phone  Sessions available

Sometimes when life is tough, we all need someone to talk to, confidentially, to help make sense of what's happening and why we feel as we do.   

If you're struggling with stress, life changes, bereavement, divorce, addictions,  trauma, family/relationship and workplace difficulties then Counselling can support you.

Making sense of your depression,   or  increased anxiety,  or loss of energy, focus and motivation,  can aid healing.  Counselling can provide a confidential space and time to talk, where you can begin to  share and gain the self insight you need to help you to move forward.   

I provide confidential supportive therapy for all individuals and all life difficulties.  I also provide Personal Therapy for Therapists and Trainee Therapists.

I am happy to provide a free half hour telephone conversation to answer any questions you may have regarding Counselling Therapy.


Practice description

I provide a confidential, safe space, from my office at home, where Clients can share their current life distress/stress.
I work with a variety of approaches, Humanistic, T.A. (Transactional Analysis), Person-Centred, Brief Solution Focused, CBT, Systemic, Psychosynthesis, M.I. (Motivational Interviewing), Psychodynamic.

I am happy to answer any questions regarding any of these approaches.

My first session

Prior to commencing Counselling, I am pleased to offer a free half hour call, to discuss your current support needs, so that you can gain a sense of whether I am the right Counsellor for you to work with. 

The first session is usually a starting point on your journey, where you begin to described what's been happening, what's troubling you, or what you feel you specifically need to focus on and why.

From there, we will begin to gradually explore this, to make sense of what it all means to you and for you, and to facilitate your own insight into a way forward that's right for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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