Marie Rae, BA Hons, DipHE, MBACP

Marie Rae, BA Hons, DipHE, MBACP

11 West Street
PO16 0BG

07500 712773 / 07500 712773

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11 West Street
PO16 0BG

07500 712773 / 07500 712773

About me

I believe there are many reasons why you might be seeking support. This could be for a specific reason you are aware of or a feeling you have that something isn't quite right.

As a qualified and experienced Humanistic and Integrative counsellor, I am able to draw from a variety of approaches best suited to meet your individual needs. ​My aim is to understand things from your perspective and to help guide you towards your desired outcome.

You might want to gain awareness and understanding of a particular issue, explore issues from the past or present that are not sitting comfortably with you, feel supported through a life event or explore the possibility of making changes to your life or your relationships.

Each counselling session offers you the space to explore what matters to you in an environment where you can truly feel heard and supported without being judged. It is not my role to offer advice, provide the answers for you or tell you what to do. Instead, my aim is to work with you in order to improve your well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as running my own private practice, I have provided counselling in a variety of different agencies and settings. My experience is varied including offering telephone support for Rape Crisis and facilitating a support group and counselling for a charity specialising in gender identity issues. I have also counselled bereaved clients for Cruse as well as a smaller, local bereavement charity. My experience extends to counselling children in a secondary school and counselling patients at a GP surgery for a wide variety of issues.

My qualifications include:

  • BA Hons in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (First Class)
  • Diploma DipHE in Gestalt Counselling (Merit)
  • Level 3 Counselling Diploma
  • Basic Counselling Skills

I also attend workshops and further training throughout the year.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer a reduced rate of £25.00 for the first session giving you the chance to find out if I am the right counsellor for you.

If you decide to continue with the counselling, the fee will be £45.00 per session.

Please visit my website for more information.

Further information

I have day and evening appointments available and offer counselling on either a short-term (6-12 sessions) or long-term basis depending on your needs.

My counselling room is based in Fareham town centre and has a comfortable waiting room for your convenience.

If you would like to take the next step you are welcome to phone me (07500 712773) or email me ( I check my phone and emails frequently so if I am unavailable I will contact you as soon as I possibly can. My phone and email account are private so no one, other than myself, will have access to your message. Once we have spoken you can decide if you would like to book an appointment or give yourself time to think. I won't ask you to go into great detail over the phone about what brings you to counselling but a brief outline would be helpful.

If you decide to book an appointment you might be wondering what will happen the first time we meet. To give you an idea of what to expect, a typical first session will involve me asking some questions about you and what it is that is troubling you or causing you concern. This might be something specific that you can identify easily or a general, less obvious feeling that is difficult to describe. Either is fine and I will do my best to help you explore not only what is causing you difficulty but also what you would like from the counselling sessions. It is important that you only share what you are comfortable with sharing. I work in a respectful manner and am guided by you at all times.

It is important that you feel at ease with me so with this in mind, it is your choice whether you book any further sessions. Should you wish to have further sessions I will go through an agreement (contract) with you.

From then on, sessions are usually weekly although it is possible to have fortnightly sessions instead. Each session is your space to talk about whatever it is you would like to bring to the session. There is no right or wrong way to be a client. I understand that clients often worry about what they will talk about and worry that they are wasting my time but please rest assured, I am here to help.

Maps & Directions

Fareham, PO16 0BG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer daytime and evening appointments. Daytime appointments are Monday to Friday and evening appointments are available Wednesday and Thursday between 5pm and 9pm.

Types of client

Older adults
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