Genevieve Marais

Genevieve Marais

Finsbury Park
N7 6LA


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Finsbury Park
N7 6LA


About me

Genevieve Marais: BA, Convers. Dip Psych.

Code of ethics: I abide by the code of ethics of the British Psychological Society.


Region: North London

Languages: English

I am a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist in training and I work with adults in person at my counselling psychotherapy practice in North London. To make appointment times as convenient as possible for you, I can arrange to meet with you in an afternoon or evening session to suit your weekly routine.

I do offer you the opportunity, at no cost to you, to contact me by phone to ask questions with no obligations to commit to therapy. This conversation will allow you to find out more about me and how I work so that you have a good sense of how we can work together.

Our first session will be an assessment discussing what brings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. I believe that honesty and trust are key qualities in a therapeutic relationship. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a warm,safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where together we can explore your feelings, thoughts and find a way forward.  Should you then choose to engage in therapy, we will agree an initial time frame to work towards and review your progress regularly.  I work with clients from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.                        

Whether you are experiencing general problems such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or a specific problem related to trauma, relationship difficulties; bereavement or life changing circumstances, I believe that together we can support you and explore your concerns and worries so that you gain a better understanding of yourself with a sense of increased well-being.

Individual therapy (Face-to-Face): Assessment: £55
                              Weekly therapy: £45

PHONE THERAPY: Assessment and weekly session fees same as above.
I also provide therapy via telephone as I feel that this is a medium which suits many individuals given the demands on one's personal and professional life. Please email me for further details should you wish to receive counselling/therapy via phone.

(Timeframe 1-3hrs): ranging from £60.00 - £150.00: depending on agreed timeframe. Sessions aim to explore current difficulty/difficulties in a solution focussed manner.  Personal development sessions support you to improve your life by evaluating aspects of the self and what is happening for you currently, whilst guiding you to work with difficulties in new and constructive ways.  The aim is to create awareness around your strengths, weaknesses and identify the potential that already exists within you; and utilise it to your advantage.  These sessions can be one-off, on-going or made available as and when you feel you may need professional support and guidance to deal with a currently difficulty.

My approach to therapy involves viewing the therapeutic relationship as a co-created process between myself and my client and encourages relational contact within the therapeutic space.

My model of integration incorporates developmental psychology and holds the view that it is our childhood experiences and relationships that mould us into the individuals we become.  As a result it is important that we take time to explore childhood experiences so that we gain greater insight and awareness about who we are, how we perceive ourselves and others.  In this way we begin to understand how our past influences our present.  Through regular therapy you will be able to explore 'your inner world'  and become enlightened about how your unique experience has shaped who you are.  This awareness is key to helping you grow in confidence, getting to know yourself at a deeper level and feeling secure in the choices and changes you make in your life.

My practice is based in North London

There is easy and regular route access via buses, tubes and trains from Finsbury Park, Highgate, Turnpike Lane and Bounds Green (tubes & buses) and Hornsey, Crouch Hill and Alexandra Palace by train and tubes (Central, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)

I work primarily with individuals in one-to-one therapy on a long or short term basis.

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email should you wish to talk to me further.

Why Counselling/Psychotherapy?

Counselling and Psychotherapy provide a unique and safe space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and share the difficulties that you are currently experiencing. Counselling may involve spending time looking at current problems that impact you at present, whereas psychotherapy involves deeper explorations on ‘the self’ – looking at your thoughts, feelings and personal experiences and empathically understanding how your past experiences (i.e. childhood) impact your present life. The aim is to explore difficulties that impact you and your relationships with yourself and others so that distress can be alleviated and managed in order to improve your ways of coping with difficult feelings, situations and behaviours.

What brings you to therapy?
You may be looking to work through a current difficulty or may just wish to take time to look at yourself and get to know yourself at a deeper level. An initial visit will involve assessment of the problem, setting goals and deciding on the length of therapy required – this is always open to review.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Experience:

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in psychology.  I then decided to focus more intently on the field of psychotherapy and counselling psychology.  This led me to pursue and obtain a Conversion Diploma in Psychology for Graduates. During this time I began working in the field of social care, mainly in the area of children and families. I have been working in counselling since 2007. I have experience working with individuals in brief and long-term therapy in a variety of settings. I am currently undertaking studies and am in my final year of training at doctorate level in integrative counselling psychology and psychotherapy.  I am an In-Training member of the BPS and abide by their Code of Ethics.

Therapies offered


I am aware that engaging in counselling involves a financial commitment.  Thus I choose to bear this in mind and aim to provide therapy at a reasonable cost - my thinking being that helping an individual to manage their distress and experience a more healthy and fulfilled sense of wellbeing is paramount!

My Full fee is £45 per 50 minute session (face-to-face or telephone counselling).

Assessment £55
Weekly sessions £45 face to face

Maps & Directions

London, N7 6LA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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