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Margaret Strange

Making the decision to look for a counsellor can be very daunting, but very often it is your biggest step forward.

 

My counselling approach is "Person Centred" - I also integrate aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – based on the unique need of each individual client. I can offer you a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to explore your own thoughts and feelings.
 

I work on a one-to-one basis and offer short term or long term counselling depending on your own personal needs. I can help you to work through any issue that you feel is troubling you and we can explore together the best way of moving forward.

Experience

I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield for 4 years. I have worked with parents, grandparents and other family members to offer counselling and support for Bereavement, Loss and Grief and other Mental Health issues that may have been heightened by stresses and pressures of everyday life for the parents and families of the terminally ill children.
 

I have worked as a Placement Counsellor for Sheffield NHS Staff Workplace Wellbeing for 18 months. I have worked with adult clients who have experienced a wide range of issues such as:

  • Traumatic life events

  • Work-related issues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Self-harm

  • Anger

  • Relationship issues

  • Bereavement

  • Low self-esteem

  • Gambling addiction

  • Emotional and physical abuse.
     

Training

I completed the main part of my training through Doncaster College and University Centre. I have also trained under Child Bereavement UK, Selby College and Sheffield Health and Social Care. I have also completed two days of training with GamCare - Problematic Gambling course. I have also completed lots of short Continual professional development courses.
 

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills, 2009

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2010

  • Level 3 in Counselling Studies, 2011

  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse, 2012

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013

  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness, 2015

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Solutions, 2018

  • GamCare: Two day course in Problematic Gambling.

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness, 2019

  • BEAT: Eating Disorder Awareness, 2020

  • Level 3 Child Protection & Adult Safeguarding, 2020

  • "Working with Suicide & Self Harm" with Carolyn Springs, 2020.
     

Additional

  • I work for a Gambling charity - counselling for problematic gamblers.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children, Young People and Adolescents.

  • Full liability insurance.