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Margaret Keith Counselling

Tyne and Wear

Asking for help can be the most difficult decision you can make for yourself. Whether you are seeking change for a healthier happier life, or just need a non judgemental ear to listen, I am here to support and empower you. I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Person Centred Counsellor and have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which I can integrate into our work together. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework. As well as in private practice, I am working in charitable organisations. With over 12 years experience working with individuals from different backgrounds, lifestyles, race and religions, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and practice of caring for others in a professional capacity. I continue to explore and further my current practice to enhance self reflection, awareness and knowledge in order to enhance my existing professional role. There are times in our lives when we are confronted with situations that we are not sure how to deal with. I will provide a space to talk in a safe environment without being judged and help you understand the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. As your counsellor I will: - Provide an empathetic and honest experience of counselling - Respect your autonomy and independance - Listen carefully to what you have to say I won't - Advise you on how to live your life - Make judgements - Share the content of our session with others

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What do you love most about your job?

My role is to provide a listening ear, unconditional positive regard, guidance, and helpful tools to help pull you out of difficult times in life. I like sharing my tools and techniques that I’ve learned through years of training and experience to help others. I offer a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on, should you need one. If I can make you feel even just a little bit better about themselves or their circumstances, then that is my reward for helping.

I learn so many new things from my clients. Regardless of who I’m currently working with each and every client teaches me something. There are no two clients alike; everyone is so uniquely different. Each client teaches me just how extraordinary we, as humans, really are: we each find a way to cope with whatever life throws at us. All in all, we’re all really just doing the best we can.

I get to witness hope and inner strength. We all need hope, something that makes everything we’re going through somehow worth it in the end. When a client sees me and describes feelings of hopelessness, one of the first things I try to do is instill a sense of hope. In this job, I get the opportunity to witness the human condition every single day, and with that, I get a firsthand glimpse into each client’s hope that everything will somehow be okay. I’ve seen clients who have endured horrific trauma and those who have lived through so much pain and hurt that are so incredibly strong, and I admire that inner strength. Despite the stigma that is often attached with seeing a therapist or doing therapy, it actually takes an amazingly courageous person to seek out and undergo counselling. Therapy requires one to search within himself and expose all his vulnerabilities to a virtual stranger. That’s bravery. That’s strength. And I get the privilege of being a part of that, and I am truly humbled.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have a strong desire to help other people. I possess the need to serve other people by helping them cope with their problems. It truly is rewarding to learn that you can actually help others find solutions to their problems. In search for a sense of meaning, I feel like I was called to do this work. In seeking a sense of reward I decided to take this path.

Why should our clients choose you?

I believe I have developed a strong foundation as a caring and supportive Counsellor who makes a marked difference in peoples lives.
I offer appointments across the North East which allow greater flexibility for you. I also offer sessions on evenings and weekends. Please contact me and we can discuss which option is better for you based on your location and availability.

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Your expert Counsellor will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to advise on what is most suitable. Use Bark to get free quotes and schedule an appointment today.

At your appointment, you will be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained Counsellor who will listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems. However, they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do. The Counsellor might sum up what they understand you have been saying so that they can help you to form a plan of action.

Counselling can take place in a number of ways. These include:

  • Face to face session

  • Group session

  • Phone session

  • Email session

  • Online through live chat services or video conferencing software

You may be offered a single session of Counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your Counsellor.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local Counsellors listed will give you a reliable and efficient service to help you feel better.

You could look for Counsellors that are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which means that they have met the PSA’s required professional standards to practise.

Before you choose a Counsellor, you could read testimonials and read details of the issues they can help with on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and check out reviews from past customers too.

Counselling can help with many issues. These include the following:

  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders.

  • Physical health conditions such as infertility.

  • Difficult life events such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress.

  • Dealing with difficult emotions such as low self-esteem or anger.

  • Sexual identity issues.

  • Divorce.

  • Redundancy and work issues.

  • Phobias and fears.

Absolutely! Many Counsellors provide their services remotely via an online video call or the telephone. Not only is it more convenient, but it's also the preferable option for many people who would feel more comfortable holding the session from the comfort of their own home.

Reviews

4.98/5.00

based on 20 reviews

The average rating for Bark Counsellors in South Shields is 4.98, based on 20 reviews.

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