Max Marnau MBACP (Accred)

Max Marnau MBACP (Accred)

Quaker Meeting House
Abbey Row
Kelso
Scottish Borders
TD5 7JF

Southside Centre
86 Causewayside
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
EH9 1QG

07530 030395

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Quaker Meeting House
Abbey Row
Kelso
Scottish Borders
TD5 7JF

Southside Centre
86 Causewayside
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
EH9 1QG

07530 030395

About me

I welcome anyone who would like to talk over their life; I have particular experience in working with:

  • people suffering from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem
  • people experiencing the effects of trauma and abuse, including dissociative episodes
  • people who have lost someone important to them, recently or many years ago, by death, disappearance or separation
  • older people, including those with a diagnosis of dementia or other degenerative disease, and their carers
  • people discovering or questioning their faith/spirituality, or have suffered spiritual abuse, whether in cults or in mainstream religious organisations.

I work both from the Southside Centre in Edinburgh and from the Quaker Meeting House in Kelso. In addition to my private practice I work for the Student Counselling Service at the University of Edinburgh. I have also worked for several charities. I am an accredited member of the BACP.

The foundation of person-centred therapy is the belief that, damaged, discouraged and desperate as we may be, we all have a natural impetus towards health; as its founder, Carl Rogers, put it, towards “becoming the self that we truly are”. A person-centred counsellor is not the expert in their client's condition; only the client can be that. We are counsellor and client, yes, but first and foremost we are two human beings. What works isn’t techniques or any wisdom the counsellor might have, but the therapeutic relationship between those two human beings: it is the relationship that heals. The counselling room is a safe place to think, say or feel things you need to say, think or feel, knowing that you will be met with respect, empathy and honesty.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills: Alcohol Focus Scotland
Specialist loss and bereavement training: Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling: Persona Training/Stirling University
Counselling and Dementia course - Edinburgh University
Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision - CounsellingXtra, Nottingham
Accredited Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Older people; faith issues; spiritual abuse.

Fees

I charge £10 for the first session to cover costs. Thereafter I operate a sliding scale of fees, from £40 per hour downwards - you decide where you sit on that scale. Under certain circumstances - for example with a client with concentration difficulties - I charge £20 per half hour. While I would not like anyone to miss out on counselling because they can't afford it, I would appreciate it if those who can would pay the full fee.

Maps & Directions

Kelso, TD5 7JF
Edinburgh, EH9 1QG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: French

Availability

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in Edinburgh, Friday and Saturday in Kelso.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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