What is Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy?

My service includes both of these.

Whilst the terms are broadly interchangeable I use recognised models helps to focus on what the issues are for individuals.
There is a difference between counselling and psychotherapy.


Counselling is usually short- term brief therapy that is based on current difficulties and how it is affecting one’s ability to function day to day.

It helps people identify problems

It is the best course of therapy for anyone who already has an understanding of wellbeing, and who is also able to resolve problems.


Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients longer-term and draws insight into emotional problems and difficulties. It unravels a broader range of issues.

It helps people with problems that have built up over a long time

It helps to understand your feelings, thoughts and actions more clearly

It is a longer term process that identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties.

Both methods provide people with a way of dealing with change psychologically.

Simply the best

“I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Maggy as a professional supervisor from her very beginning as a Counsellor, and so I have been able to view the development of her career throughout. 

She has always impressed me with her deeply caring approach to her clients, backed up by diligence and skill, self-motivated learning and a very high ethical standard. If a personal friend or member of my family were to need counselling, I would not hesitate to recommend Maggy’s care.

Mr Paul Hunt Clinical Psychologist

Increased sense of personal worth

"The benefits of supervision are well recognised to be an essential part of reflective therapy to ensure good practice for the counsellor. Margaret has not only been essential in ensuring that I have felt supported in this, but has provided emotional support as well as information and guidance that has greatly increased my sense of personal worth and I feel has benefitted my counselling work."

Cath Thomas  practicing counsellor and supervisee

Highly recommended

“Thoughtful and professional delivery.

Excellent concise instruction as ever from a talented and insightful mentor.

Mindfulness allows me the opportunity to distract myself when I experience overwhelming anxiety.

Julia Ellis 

Very approachable and sound advice

“I met Maggy last year at a networking event and found her to be very approachable, we got chatty and within minutes I felt so comfortable with her that I found myself telling her somethings that I wouldn’t generally tell anyone except on a need to know basis.

She listened and gave me some very sound advice which has stayed with me since. I would certainly recommend her for Counselling & Psychotherapy.”

Pippa Mell