Marie Plose Dip Couns, BA (Hons), MBACP
26 Glencairn Drive
There can be times in our lives when things can get overwhelming and we struggle to cope. Sometimes it can feel like we have no one to talk to who will understand, as we don't want to burden or upset our families and friends. Having support from someone on the outside can help us navigate our way through the tough times and lead to overcoming obstacles and generally feeling more in touch with ourselves, becoming calmer and more optimistic about that future.
How I can help
I can help facilitate you through the obstacles you are facing, I will endeavour to walk alongside you through your issues, supporting you and exploring solutions that work for YOU in a non-directive and completely autonomous way.
How I work
I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) registered person-centred counsellor. I have years of experience working with clients in a non-directive therapeutic way. I believe that every individual has the ability for positive self-growth, and if offered the right conditions, they will thrive. I am an empathic and non-judgmental practitioner. I work out of a professional therapy room, but I also offer walking therapy sessions for clients that prefer being outside.
What to expect
We can arrange to meet for a first session to explore how we can work together. For me, a good working relationship is the key to change. I offer short and long term sessions depending on what you require from me. The therapy room is relaxed and comfortable, but alternatively we can explore walking therapy if you prefer to be out in nature.
I work within 10 minutes of Ealing Broadway station, in the Pitshanger Lane area. I offer walking therapy within Ealing, but also the surrounding towns including West Ealing, Hanwell, Greenford, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Acton etc.
I also offer walking therapy counselling within the Shepperton area, (TW17).
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma, BA Hons in Person-Centred counselling (Metanoia Institute)
I have experience working within:
- bereavement charities
- domestic violence victim organisations
- young adults & staff in education settings
- cancer hospices
- Counselling trainees seeking personal therapy
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and am a member of the BACP private practice and BACP colleges and universities division.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
All sessions last 50 minutes
£40 one on one counselling (£5 added for Saturday appointments)
£30 concession for students and youths (13 to 18yrs)
£30 walking therapy
Extra concessions can be made for retired over 60's and people on low incomes.
Cash and BACS transfers accepted, no cheques please.
"I just felt a very strong connection with her from the very first moment"
Was I mad, did I imagine the bullying in my life, did I have a difficult or sad upbringing, Why can’t I say the word Dad without falling apart it ‘Must Just Be Me’ then .........how was it that the world seemed to be operating normally around me when there was such a deep pain in my heart.
She never judged me, she understood everything I was saying, (even when I did not) and the empathy was like a warm pair of arms around me in an almost permanent hug.
I first went to see Marie for bullying in the work place which was causing me a lot of anxiety. Within the first hour I was discussing the death of a parent which was taken from me three years previously, my upbringing, my personal relationships at home and so much more.... I spent nearly all of the first hour crying, the second and third sessions were much the same.
Time went by and I soon realised that it was nice to talk and even nicer to talk to her.
It was at the end of my time with Marie that I realised that:
- I was not a horrible person- in fact I was really quite a nice person;
- I did have a very sad upbringing, so do many other people and survive
- I was not mad and needed to be institutionalised; - I was quite normal
- I was still grieving for a parent who had been lost to me for nearly three years (an indeed the other parent that had been lost to me for over 45 years) all very normal
- I was being bullied in the work place and could and learnt some great coping mechanisms to deal with it
- Relationships at home could definitely be improved and have since done so dramatically
Thanks you so very much for your help, I will never quite forget the kindness. (SW)
"I can't thank Marie enough for being there for me."
I have suffered from depression and acute anxiety for most of my life, I've lost count of the amount of times I have sat in a doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists office and had to endure being told what was wrong with me. From the first session, Marie was different, she didn't judge me or label me, she listened and understood. FINALLY someone understood me! I didn't and don't need solutions or to be 'fixed', i just needed someone to 'get me' and Marie did, and I can't thank her enough for that. I will always have mental health problems but I feel better and more able to cope knowing there are professionals out there like Marie that can support me and make me feel like a human being instead of a patient. (KS)
"I wonder what I would have done if I hadn't had counselling"
I love my family, but they don't really know me. I've known I was gay since I was about 10 years old and until I started seeing Marie, had only ever told one other person. I was anxious, socially inept and bloody terrified. I laugh now when I think of our first session when I asked Marie to 'help me not be gay'. After seeing Marie weekly for three months I found myself liking myself more and more and most importantly ACCEPTING myself. I am slowly going out and meeting people in the LGBT community, its all baby steps and I have yet to come out to my family, but I know when the time is right I will, because I feel like I know who I am now and I'm not scared anymore, I'm excited! Thank you so much. (AL)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday, Thursday and Saturday daytimes only.
Types of client