Marcia Waters MBACP Counsellor
Entering into counselling can be one of the most difficult decisions we can make during a time in our lives when we are unsure of many emotions, feelings or behaviours.
Difficulties and challenges that we all experience, can leave us confused and can lead to experiencing relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, addictive behaviours, feelings of isolation from others and the world in general, as well as many other mental and physical issues. This is where counselling can be highly beneficial, as the process allows a safe environment to explore, reflect, gain awareness and acceptance of the uniqueness of who we are and what we want from our lives.
My name is Marcia and I am an Integrative counsellor offering both short and long term counselling on a one to one basis for individuals. I work from my own private practice which is situated in a village just outside of Peterborough, with good access from all major roads in Cambridgeshire. As well as working indoors within my private counselling room, I offer therapy outdoors in the form of nature therapy and Equine assisted therapy. These sessions outdoors are based in and around Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
I provide a confidential, respectful and non-judgemental service where together we can build a relationship that helps you to explore situations in your life that you may be finding difficult or hard to understand or accept, be it from your past, present or an area that you really are not clear about.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or queries you may have, either by telephone or email. If I am unable to receive your call then I will call you back within 48 hours, as well as replying to all emails within this time period. I offer a free initial assessment appointment, this appointment allows both parties to see if working together will be beneficial.
So if there is something that you would like to talk about, understand more, accept and move forward, or just some uncertainty that you might like to discuss further, then I am here to listen.
*** Have you ever considered therapy outdoors?
An alternative environment to gain awareness of yourself through mindful walking in nature and one to one interaction. Nature guided therapy allows you to focus yourself in an environment that facilitates physical and mental wellbeing, being outdoors can lift your mood and help combat depression as well as many other issues.
How about working with horses to assist acceptance?
Equine Assisted Therapy involves activities and exercises alongside horses.
Horses are in tune with human-beings emotions, behaviours and actions, they are non-judgemental, sensitive and show an honest response to you as part of their herd.
Please feel free to contact me for further information ***
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling Level 1.
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Level 1 British Sign Language.
Caring for Bereaved people.
Understanding and Helping Bereaved Children.
Counselling Working with Addiction.
CBT in Brief Therapy.
A Clay Workshop with Existential Perspectives.
Attachment Theory 'Bowlby and Beyond'.
Rickter Scale Practitioner Certificate.
Drug and Alcohol training.
Continual Professional and Personal Development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with both nature guided therapy and Equine assisted therapy, to assist with the above areas.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Equine therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
My fee is £40.00 for a one hour session.
Concessions are available for student counsellors, please contact me for further information.
I offer a free initial assessment appointment, this appointment will be for 50 minutes.
I work on the outskirts of Peterborough next to the A1, enabling easy access from all major roads within the Cambridgeshire area.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical framework and code of practice.
I am also a member of the following counselling associations,
- AIP member (Association for Independent Practitioners).
- CCYP member (Counselling Children and Young People).
- AUCC member (Association for University and College Counselling).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||BSL Level 1 sign language. Sign supported English. Deafblind manual (finger spelling)|
I work Monday to Thursday 9am - 7pm Friday 9am - 3pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|