Marijke Vonck (Ma-ray-ka)
Fred Bulmer Centre
The Inner Place
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and AFT Systemic Practitioner working with individuals, couples and families in Hereford and Ledbury. I have been counselling since 1985, with additional specialist qualifications since 2003 to work with couples, young people and families.
WHAT DO I DO?
I will provide a friendly, caring, objective and professional perspective on the issues that concern you. By exploring your feelings and thoughts we can work together to help you develop better ways of coping to enhance your life and relationships.
I work with people on issues such low self esteem, anger management, anxiety and panic attacks, stress, bereavement, anger management, eating disorders, depression. I work with couples and individuals on relationship issues and with young people on issues of concern such as bullying, family difficulties or parental relationship breakdown. I work with families, maybe different members at different times, on family dynamics and issues that are impacting on everybody.
I draw on my experience and training in various therapies to suit you and your situation. To use some jargon, I find systemic and psychodynamic ways of working particularly helpful to people. Systemic techniques help explore and create changes in thinking and behaviour. Psychodynamic theories and practice help people make sense of how the past may be influencing the present and gain an understanding of the underlying issues. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques help consolidate changes in behaviour. Above all what is central is to work with you on what is relevant to you, right now, in a way that is most helpful to
Sometimes people come for brief counselling, consisting of 6 or so sessions. That may be enough, possibly with the occasional ‘refresher’. People frequently see me for longer term work. I usually see clients regularly, weekly or fornightly. Clients tell me that the work is effective and meaningful to them.
I am aware of the financial pressures on people in this current economic climate. I am not in a position to offer reduced fees, but can direct people to other services like Relate Worcestershire, for whom I also work, which may offer reduced rate or free counselling. Sometimes employers are willing to contribute to the cost. For those struggling with the cost I am willing to discuss fixing the number of sessions beforehand, typically 6 sessions.
If you come and see me for an initial session you can check me out and we can discuss whether I offer the sort of counselling you are looking for, without any prior commitment to on-going sessions.
If you are considering counselling you may have a number of questions so please get in contact to discuss them, by email or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling and training with individuals and groups since 1985. Since 2003 I have studied and worked as a specialist couples and relationship therapist, with 5 years study for a Certificate in Couple Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Therapy, and Intermediate Certificate in Family Therapy & Systemic Skills.
I frequently attend courses in areas relevant to my work and interests to further my own professional development. I have additional training to qualify me to work with young people.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
I am an Association of Family Therapy Systemic Practitioner, qualified to work with families.
I work with people who contact me privately, and also for employers and employee assistance programmes. I also work for a charity as a counsellor and trainer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ending a relationship
Young People (over the age of 12)
£48 per 50 minute session
I use rooms in the heart of Hereford and Ledbury.
My Ledbury room is at The Inner Place, a centre for yoga and healing therapies.
In Hereford I work at the Fred Bulmer Centre.
Day and evening appointments are available, and I accomodate variable work patterns.
I am of Dutch origin, hence my name. I was born and have lived ever since in the UK, and speak fluent English.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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