About me

Here I am saying hello!

Please get in touch if anything here interests you or grabs your attention.

*I would welcome a text or an email in the first instance –

*following up with a short 15/20 minute phone call

*to help us both know better, if it safe to come to therapy right now and if we both feel we can work together.

This site is dedicated to helping you heal.

Helping you be all you can be.

It’s an amazing 21 years, since I stared my training as Counsellor, and I bring 18 years exprerience working as a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherpaist, completing my first Diploma, in 2003.

My current work combines, IFS counselling/psychotherapy and energy healing.

My original training was in Psychodynamic Counselling, which for me means how the past re-presents it’s self in the here and now.

This fits with IFS too

I have a client centered approach to my work and I will work with you, working with what you choose to bring to therapy sessions.

Since completing my original training, I have dedicated my training and CPD, to enable me understand and to work with people who have experienced Trauma, in their lives.

I am also member of Trauma Training in Scotland.

My hope for our work together is to help you be all you can be.

In present moment time and going forwards, to help you identify and work with your parts that are not currently allowing you to flourish.

My training and CPD includes- Sensorimotor psychotherapy, CRM, Brainspotting, the work of Derdrie Fay , including Becoming Safely Embodied, Loving your Broken Heart and Sandra Paulson (Looking through the eyes of Disociation) and many more, inform my practice.

I have worked as an employed counsellor/psychotherapist, in a few different voluntary sector projects here in Scotland, working both with Adults and young people alongside being in private practice for almost 10 years.

Currently my self employed private practice, is working with Adults aged 18 and over.

Previous to that-

I have worked with people all my professional life, starting as General Nurse in the NHS and abraod, before having a career break, when my children were born.

I then returned to education, as a single Mum and gained my Degree M.A., no mean feat for this dyslexic mystic.

After my drgree I gained employment in the Voluntary sector. I worked for several years as a project worker, working with different socially disadvantaged groups, providing emotional and practical support alongside relevant advice and information.

These groups included, homeless people, lone parents and their families, and as a drugs worker. During my work with the Homeless, I started my Counselling training as I a gap in my skills, I could listen well enough, but didnt know how to take thiongs forward from there.

I ontinued as a volunteer counsellor or with other counselling training, until I gained employement as a counsellor in 2005 and I have been working as such since then, in various voluntary sector projects and in private practice here in Scotland.

https://wordpress.com/page/maggiecostella.com/3411 See link to Poly Vagal Page, both these amazing therapies go very much together imo, helping us help our selves to be well and understand we are not going mad.

I work collaboratively, and relationally, with mindful enquiry.

Creativity is one of my superpowers, I like to work creatively in my work, using what ever medium, you are drawn too- these include sand tray work, drawing, re-presenting our parts in metaphor or by an object, animal or shape.

I am curious what one of your superpowers might be, as superpowers are Self.

Soul energy is something I have not yet mentioned, but it’s linked to Self and spirit and it is present, when we are connected too or within it, that soulful place of Self, for me thats when all therapies become magical.

Reiki and Shamanic Training

I started training in Reiki in 2003 and have added various other Reiki modalities over the years. I still practice Reiki and offer distance healing sessions of either USUI or Angelic Reiki. I also trained as a Shamanic Practictioner, and complete 2 courses 2014-2017, Shamanism enhanced my understanding that we are all related – Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ (All Are Related) from the Lakota langauge.

And although I am not offering specific shamanic sessions, this training alongside all my other CPD, underpins my work.

As we heal ourselves, we heal each other.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” -James Keller

My hope would be that we can help light one another’s parts with (Self) and make the world a brighter place.

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