Margaret Moroney, PGDip (Couns) (Edi) MBACP CMCOSCA
I am an integrative counsellor based in Edinburgh drawing influence from my training in the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions, as well as a background in Herbal Medicine. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh (with distinction) and I am a Registered Member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a Counsellor Member of COSCA (Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy). As a member of BACP, I am bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and their Professional Conduct Procedure. As a member of COSCA I adhere to their Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.
In its simplest form, counselling is a talking therapy where a person meets with a qualified counsellor, usually on a weekly basis, to help them gain insight and understanding about aspects of themselves or their lives with which they are struggling. People seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons, the most common being depression or anxiety, work or relationship problems, loss or bereavement, trauma or abuse, addiction, life transitions, low self-esteem and self-development.
You may be feeling isolated with a sense that no one really understands; you may be struggling with issues from your past that you simply can’t manage alone; you may have tried counselling or sought other help in the past but still feel there is work to be done; you may be looking to your future and seeking clarity about who you are and where you are going.
There is no one type of person who seeks counselling and no one type of issue.