Marianne Cain, fully qualified and registered member of the BACP
My name is Marianne Cain, a registered practitioner with BACP.
A Person-centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Largs, Ayrshire, also covering Inverclyde & Renfrewshire.
Through my previous career in Human Resources and since becoming a Counsellor, I have been working with individuals' life challenges for over 25 years.
Commited to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Working with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, depending on what is required.
I cannot produce a magic wand and make your problems disappear but can work with you to find your own way forward to deal with your life challenges. You will be supported on your journey and will be given space to fully explore what has led you to where you are now.
You will be offered empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard, no matter what you bring.
I offer a reduced initial consultation fee of £25. This will give an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to ensure you will be comfortable with my way of working. You can ask questions or seek clarification on anything you are unclear about. There is no obligation to continue whatsoever if you do not wish to.
What is the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Helps you identify problems and crises and encourages you to take positive steps to resolve these issues.
Is a short-term process that encourages changes in behaviour.
Helps you with problems that have built up in you over the course of a long period of time.
Is often a longer-term process of therapy that identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties.
Helps you understand your feelings, thoughts and actions more clearly
My therapy room
I work from a relaxing therapy room in Largs town centre, near the sea front and Nardinis, which is easily accessible by rail or bus links and has on-site parking. Home visits can also be arranged.
Help is closer than you think!
Training, qualifications & experience
Cosca Certificate in Counselling Skills, Strathclyde University, 2013
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling, Strathclyde University, 2016
BA, Business Admin, (Human Resources & Marketing), Strathclyde University, 1987
More than 20 years experience in Human Resources in a variety of organisations. I was closely involved with people at work, often providing informal counselling. I particularly enjoyed working with people who were experiencing challenges in their life that were affecting their work.
I took early retirement in 2011 and then undertook a Counselling Skills course, followed by a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling, which was a total of three years of study.
Three years experience of counselling clients during the time of my studies and since becoming qualified:
* One year at Strathclyde University Counselling Research Dept. The department provided free counselling to clients in return for taking part in a research programme.
* Two years and currently still working for Mind Mosaic Counselling & Therapy in Greenock, who provide low or no cost services to the people of Inverclyde.
Through both these organisations gaining much experience with over 300 hours of counselling with a wide variety of clients and issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
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£40 per hour for an individual
£50 per hour for a couple
I have some availability for reduced fees.
I am a registered member of the BACP and currently working towards accreditation. I regularly undertake continuous professional development of at least 30 hours a year to ensure my skills are kept up to date.
Recent CPD training includes:
Trauma workshop, Mind Mosaic, Asist Suicide Prevention course, BACP online Addiction & Bereavement modules.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer appointments during the day and evenings.
Types of client