ABOUT MAGGIE COCHRANE
My guiding principle is to facilitate the overcoming of barriers that prevent the enjoyment of life.
Before setting up my practise in Blairgowrie, my background is as a professional trainer, management consultant, coach and counsellor in the public and charitable sector. I seek to offer those looking for a way through their current issues, a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore what will work for each unique situation. A life-long interest in creativity for recreation and personal therapy adds an extra dimension for clients who want this. This creative option offers support to those who find activities easier than words for expressing their feelings.
In addition to nearly 20 years in the personal development industry, I maintain ethical and professional standards by holding a COSCA Diploma in Counselling, recently trained for COSCA Certifiate in Supervision(April 2018), and am a BACP registrant, the standards setting authorities for Scotland and the UK.
Issues that undermine our capacity to cope are diverse and can be complex. I have had the privilege of travelling with individual clients on their journey as their counsellor through many issues. These are the areas where I now specialise:
Bereavement and loss
Lack of confidence
I am an experienced facilitator of both individuals and groups who seek a coaching environment to work through challenging situations towards agreed objectives. For the past decade most clients have been managers seeking a coach or mentor who will help them enhance performance personally and within their team or teams of managers.
Sometimes we can find healing, comfort, and be energised by using creative processes, paint, art materials, and natural resources to express what we find hard to express in words. To help in this area, alongside my 1-1 consultations, small group activities can be arranged on request.
QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
Listed are the foundational qualifications that I have undertaken.
Bsc. Human Geography, OU
Certificate in Training Practice, CIPD
L5 Diploma in Leadership and Management Coaching, ILM
Diploma in Counselling, COSCA
Registered Member of BACP
Mental Health First Aid, NHS Tayside
Psychometric Assessor, Thomas International
COSCA Certificate in Supervision(training completed and building up practice hours from April 2018)
Examples of CPD events that have been significant in developing my practice to meet client needs:
Transactional Analysis and direct conversations
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
Therapeutic use of painting and drawing in counselling
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