Maggie Costella | Accredited Counsellor | Cupar | NCS

Maggie Costella

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS21-01650

Location: Cupar

Hello and welcome here.

Bringing together my energy healing practices as a Reiki & Shamanic Practitioner with Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) & Counselling training - blending ancient and modern medicine techniques and training to help you get to the Heart of the Matter.

I offer a holistic therapy practice.

We seek professional help when life isn't going to well, either personally, in relationships or at work or our mental or physical health are causing us difficuilties.

I am an experienced IFS Therapist & Counsellor & Energy Healing practitioner starting my training in 2000 and continuing to the present day, focussing all my training and extensive CPD to help me understand and work with people who have experienced Trauma and or abuse in their lives, which often goes alongside a difficult early attachment to a parent or primary care giver.

Working in a client centred way, exploring with clients what therapy or combination of therapies would be a best fit for them and their current circumstances/issues.

I work mindfully with compassionate enquiry.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work
I work in a client centered way and relationally with all clients. Generally speaking relationships or ways of relating are what are at the root of our current or ongoing challenges and difficulties in life, so it makes sense to me and my parts to help repair and restore these past difficulties we will work in relationship together. And collaboratively and with Self. (in IFS) (or with Spirit helpers and Guides in my energy work practices).

I work mindfully and with compassionate enquiry.

I like to work creatively, if thats for you- as it helps get beneath the surface of the presenting issue and to a place beyond words. Creative techniques I enjoy are sand tray, drawing/painting, visualisation, play doh, worksheets and re-presenting aspects of self in different forms e.g. stones or shells.  

I have been in the business of helping people all of my working life, that 45 years plus!

I started work training and working as a Registered General Nurse, then attended the University of Life for a while and becoming a single parent to my daughters, I then gained employment as a project worker for several years following my return to education and my subsequent social science Degree from Dundee University, an MA in Food, Health & Welfare

I would say that's "No mean feat for this dyslexic mystic or neurodivergent therapist" I went on to work in the Voluntary Sector across Scotland with various "socially disadvantaged" groups aka people, mostly with unintegrated Trauma resulting in dysregulated autonomic nervous systems resulting in their current symptoms and ways of being.

I offer Face to Face or Walk and Talk sessions near by me here in Fife and in person sessions for Reiki or Shamanic work.

I also offer IFS therapy online. I have a sliding scale for payment.

I am based in Scotland, I work short or long term, see my website for more info. 

Background & Qualifications
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling- 2000-2003.
Usui Reiki 1,2 and Master- 2005- 2007
Kundalini Reiki Master- 2009
Angelic Reiki 1,2 and Master- 2019
Foundation Training in Shamanism Year 1 and 2- 2014-2015.
Advanced Shamanic Training Year, Revival- 2016
Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 1- 2018-2019
Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 2- 2020
Polyvagal Informed Course Current 2022

I have many more courses and CPD that I have attended- the above are the main models of therapy I currently offer.

I understand it's a corageous and brave step to take to seek professional help. 

I am comitted to my own healing practices and continue to have Therapy as required.

If anything here gets your attention- please dont hesitate to get in touch, i would prefer an email initially. Thank you.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
    Certificate Supervision COSCA
    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
    Internal Family Systems Therapy Level 1 & 2
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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