Marilyn Calabrese MBACP (Accredited)
Making time just for ourselves is often difficult. Finding someone who wants to listen without making judgements or giving you advice is even harder.
Sometimes you may feel unable to cope, anxious, overwhelmed, very low or that your problems are not important.
I offer a place where you can explore what is really troubling you at your own pace; working with you on relationships, family issues, anxiety, feelings of depression or anger to seek to find an inner peace and a more fulfilling life. I incorporate aspects of mindfulness in my practice where it may feel helpful.
As an experienced therapist and an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I provide both open-ended and short-term therapy for adults and am committed to ethical and sound professional practice.
I also offer 1:1 humanistic clinical supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training who practice various modes. My approach is predominantly person-centred focussing on the process and relationship between therapist and client as well as the parallel process in supervision and what emerges for the supervisee.
For counsellors in training this will also be a learning environment whilst developing your own style & approach as a qualified therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
PGD in Counselling Supervision. Mindfulness Training
Private practice for 15 years in an alternative therapies centre. I have also worked in private company (Employee Assistance Programmes) and educational settings for employee and student counselling respectively during this time.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
First session is £40
Therapy & 1:1 Counselling Supervision Sessions £50 for 50mins
Some concessions for students and counsellors in training
Availability can vary depending upon the number of clients I have at any one time. The days I am in my practice are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
It’s often difficult to make the first step and make contact. I will reply as soon as I can as much as possible within a couple of days. If you prefer to have a short telephone chat with me before meeting we can arrange a mutually suitable time.