Marie Potter BA (Hons) Degree Integrative Counselling, Reg MBACP
25/26 Gandy Street
The Gillingham Community & Leisure Trust Ltd
Hello, my name is Marie and I am a counsellor with consultation rooms in the centre of Exeter and Gillingham, Dorset.
I offer one to one counselling in a safe and friendly space that offers you an opportunity to explore and make sense of those times when you might feel a little lost, uncertain or stuck. It is easy to feel overwhelmed when this happens and not ask for help; if this is how you feel right now, I would love to hear from you. By us working together you may find clarity, new direction, develop inner strength and resources in order to grow a more positive outlook for the future or acceptance of a situation.
The foundation of my work is based on building a warm, trusting and confidential relationship with you so you feel safe enough to share any thoughts or feelings that you may not have shared before. This can take time and may not always feel easy to do, especially in the beginning; but that is ok, you will be given all the time and space you need.
As an integrative counsellor I have studied and worked with a number of different approaches. This means I am able to bring a variety of ideas to your sessions and draw on a number of theories which may help deepen your own understanding of yourself or your behaviour and support you in feeling more confident to make changes and move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling
FdA Degree in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
Registered Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT (University of Reading)
Sexual abuse and related issues
Early years attachment
Introduction to Art Therapy
Work and Mental Health
Excercise and Mental Health
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
It is important we feel comfortable working together and I offer a free half hour telephone or face to face consultation for us to consider this. Sessions are offered on an hourly basis at a charge of:
Individual counselling: £40 per session
I offer consessions for those on low income and am happy to discuss this with you when we meet.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2016) .
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|