Maggie Leathley

  • Registered Member of BACP
  • BSc, MA Psychology
  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy training with Babette Rothschild
  • Brainspotting (see below for more info)

I work with individuals and couples affected by a wide range of concerns, including relationship difficulties, grief and loss, the impact of past trauma or abuse, and living with long term disabling and/or life limiting illness.

Before becoming a counsellor, I ran a support service for a national cancer charity and have also led a Rape Crisis helpline. I have also been a nurse and health visitor, and have had personal experience of long term illness.

We live in a complicated world which makes many different demands upon us. We all need support at times to think clearly about our lives, to reflect on our feelings and thoughts, and to gain increased understanding of ourselves and our situation.

In the presence of a supporter who listens carefully, gives us time and does not judge us, it becomes more possible to think clearly, to understand ourselves and others better, and to make more choices in our lives, whatever challenges we face.

I will offer a safe and supportive space where you can talk in confidence about your concerns or difficulties, whatever they are. I can offer a range of techniques or approaches depending on your issues and your preferences, so that together we create a therapy that is best suited to you. I am happy to explain more about the underpinning theories and evidence for the approaches I may offer.

I can offer short term counselling (for example three to six sessions) or up to 20 sessions as appropriate.

  • Relationship and family issues
  • Impact of past trauma
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Living with a life changing or life limiting illness
  • Grief and loss
  • Work related issues
  • Stress management

I have also undertaken training in Brainspotting, which is described as : “A revolutionary brain and body aware psychotherapy for rapid and effective change”. This integrates the latest discoveries in trauma therapy and neuroscience with well established principles of respectful and relational psychotherapy practice. This training is British Psychological Society Approved.

Available Wednesdays