Me and my approach

I have been a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for over 12 years dealing with a wide range of issues. I have worked in NHS and Educational settings as well as my private practice. I also work with organisations to help with traumatic incidents and redundancy announcements.

Maggie Tarpey

My first career was in retail banking, both locally and in The City. I became a trainer in both the legal and lending aspects of banking. Later, in conjunction with raising a family, I spent several years running courses on Managing Personal Change/Pre Retirement, and Redundancy/ Job Search. This opened up an opportunity to undertake counselling training and I loved it. Whist qualifying I spent several years working with redundancy and career counselling in a variety of sectors.

After qualifying I undertook further training to work with children and became a school counsellor working in a State Secondary School and a Boarding School. For the last 7 years I have been running a counselling service, with a team of 9 counsellors, providing counselling for Hospital staff, patients, and the general public in the Portsmouth area. I also debrief critical incidents and do workplace mediation. I run a private practice in Liphook offering counselling to adults, adolescents and children. I can also see private clients in Cosham. I offer supervision to other practicing counsellors.

My approach:

I am a humanistic Therapist coming from a Person Centred core which means I believe that YOU have the resources to achieve your goals or potential even if you could use some help to do so.

I work in an integrative way so I draw on a wide range of training and experience weaving together different aspects of counselling/psychotherapy depending on what you need and what may work best for you at the time. Counselling/psychotherapy is a partnership so our first meeting will help clarify what your needs are and what may work for you.

I use a range of *EMDR, NLP, CBT, TA, and Hypnotherapy along with a wide range of more general counselling training which gives a level of flexibility to meet your needs and find a solution and style which suits you. I will use what fits for you.

(*EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, NLP - Neuro-linguistic Programming, CBT - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, TA - Transactional Analysis)