Margaret Moroney, PGDip Couns. MBACP
I’m an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh drawing influence from my training in the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions, as well as a background in Herbal Medicine. I completed my postgraduate training at the University of Edinburgh and I’m a Registered Member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). As a member of BACP, I’m bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and their Professional Conduct Procedure.
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy?
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.
Psychotherapy is often used to describe more long-term, in depth therapeutic work. Many therapists use the term interchangeably with counselling, particularly if they offer both short and long term support to clients. What that means for you will depend on what you’re seeking a therapist to help you with and what kind of help your therapist offers.
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. There is no one type of person who seeks support and no one type of issue. Finding the right therapist for you can help you as you navigate life’s many twists and turns.