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Find A Supervisor - Ms Margaret Bird

Personal Details
Ms Margaret Bird
Full Name:Ms Margaret Bird
BPA Accredited Trainer:No

Location Details
Town:North Shields
County:Tyne and Wear
Country:United Kingdom

Contact Details
Telephone 1:074437 64324
Telephone 2:-

Services & Practice

Margaret has worked therapeutically in various settings over the years and is currently employed within the voluntary sector as well as having a small independent practice.  She has substantial experience in working with the issues and effects of trauma, abuse and sexual violence, particularly with women - as well as with people displaced by organised violence including torture.   She worked transculturally and with spoken language interpreters for a number of years.  Socio-political issues have long been an interest -  as well as  developing training workshops using creative action methods on issues of power, equality and diversity - a constant learning process...  She was involved in co-producing a practitioners handbook for the BPA on working with issues of diversity and equality.

Other services that may be offered include: clinical supervision, workshops for personal development and psychodrama therapy groups for women around issues particular to women’s experiences of being in the world. 

Having benefitted greatly from periods of restorative time in her working life, Margaret is keen on self-care as a sustainable process and in exploring how we can learn from our deep wisdom, particularly in personally and politically challenging times.


Areas of Special Interest

- Using psychodrama methods to explore diversity and equality issues.

- Working with women’s issues in psychodrama groupwork

- Exploring our relationship with the natural environment using  psychodrama method


Qualifications & Experience

Margaret originally trained as a counsellor in the person-centred approach with Jenny Biancardi at the Jesmond Centre for Humanistic Therapy.  Later she trained and qualified as a Psychodrama Psychotherapist with the Northern School of Psychodrama.   She is registered as a psychotherapist with the UKCP.   Informed by person-centred theory in her psychodrama practice she is committed to working with protagonists at their individual pace.  She is a past co-chair of the former Cross Cultural and Equality Consultative Committee of the BPA.

Her formal qualifications include -

 Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Therapy Skills 

 Advanced Diploma in Psychodrama Psychotherapy

 Certificate in Shamanic and Creative Therapies

 Certificate in Counselling Supervision

 BPA Registered Practitioner and Supervisor




Article: ‘Power in the Psychodrama Arena’;  British Journal of Psychodrama and Sociodrama 2001 Vol 16/2

Co-author (with Edna Davis) of ‘Making Sense of Monsters – Working therapeutically with women and children who have experienced sexual violence’ in Encountering Feminism; Eds. Proctor and Napier, PCCS 2004


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