Margaret has specialised in the treatment of psychological trauma for the past thirty years having worked in the NHS, private & voluntary sector with children and adults in a variety of settings.
Areas of interest
- Complex Trauma
- Sensorimotor Therapy
- Website: https://www.psympatico.co.uk
Margaret Jordan is a consultant clinical social worker, consultant psychotherapist and consultant counselling psychologist. She has 32 years of clinical experience working with children & adolescents, couples, adults and families in the NHS, private practice and voluntary sector.
Margaret previously ran a therapeutic residential centre for children and families where there were serious child protection concerns. She was clinical director and founder of a residential addiction clinic specialising in treating addiction through a trauma lens.
She is also the founder of Psympatico – one of the UK’s only residential and non residential clinics focusing on providing a range of therapies for the treatment of complex trauma. Margaret also has a private practice in Luton & London for children, couples & adults.
Margaret treats general emotional health conditions and her specialist area is treating people with psychological trauma including complex/developmental trauma. Within the context of treating trauma she also specialises in treating people whose syptoms might have attracted a diagnosis of “personality disorder.”
Margaret has trained extensively in the latest cutting edge treatments recently developed in the USA and Europe that are informed by recent developments in brain research. She is currently completing her PhD on the usefulness of neurofeedback in the diagnosis & treatment of mental health.
Initially gaining a postgraduate qualification in Social Work, Margaret went on to train as a psychotherapist in a number of approaches e.g. Integrative, Mentalisation, EMDR, TF-CBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback.
Margaret has extensive experience in both residential and out patient services both as a practitioner and manager. She previously founded and ran a trauma centre for people addicted to drugs and alcohol with co-occurring psychological trauma. Margaret has worked extensively with people affected by natural disasters & tragedies as well as critical incidents.
Margaret was one of the first practitioners in the UK to qualify in EMDR, Neuro feedback and Somatic psychotherapy. Her practice is informed by somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, cognitive and Jungian approaches. Most of all, Margaret believes in the transformative alchemy of the therapeutic relationship and the possibility of healing after trauma.