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Marie Dunn - MBACP (Accred), BA (Hons) Counselling; Dip. Counselling

Liverpool L17 & Southport PR8
07738 376223 07738 376223 Registered / Accredited
Liverpool L17 & Southport PR8

About me

Hello, welcome to my profile.  If you are currently experiencing a difficult feeling or situation, you have already made a good start by seeking a counsellor to help you at this time. If you decide to start therapy with me, I will listen without judging and will endeavour to help you.  I am committed to offering you the opportunity to explore and share your thoughts and feelings together with any difficulties you are facing in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space. There will be a focus to the therapy.

The type of counselling I offer is integrative, drawing from a range of counselling approaches to find the best support for you at this time.  Examining the past including childhood has proven helpful for many clients and this is something that you might wish to explore.  Addressing any unhelpful or outdated thinking patterns (for example, negative thinking about a situation or yourself) might lead us to incorporate cognitive behavioural therapy where we together address how certain thinking and actions could be maintaining the difficulty and then consider incorporating more helpful alternatives. At all times, you will be the one to decide on any changes to make in your life as fits what you desire for your future. My approach is based on the belief that individuals are capable of self-determination. It is also based on understanding the relationship between oneself, others, the world around us and how these all interact.

An important aim of counselling is to lead you to a more fulfilling life. People I have worked with have reported relief from depression and anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder, bi-polar disorder, panic attacks and phobias), compulsive behaviour, sleeping problems and come to terms with loss, bereavement or loneliness.  I have helped others with strong feelings of anger or confusion, low self-esteem, identity crisis, issues in troubling relationships and post-traumatic stress.

You may find that through counselling you are more empowered, you develop insight into your life and gain greater self-awareness so that you can start to envisage positive yet realistic change for your future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Counselling 2009
Dip. Counselling 2008


I have worked in various therapeutic settings including an adults' counselling centre, a national counselling charity (MIND) and at a university and a school. I currently work in private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

A further  therapy I offer is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£45 per fifty minute session

Concessions are available

I offer a free 15 minute meeting with no obligation, giving you the opportunity to meet me in the therapy room in advance of booking a session


Further information


According to the BACP guidelines, I have regular supervision and ongoing professional development.


I offer counselling and psychotherapy in South Liverpool L17 and in Ainsdale, Southport PR8, both short-term and long-term therapy.

Ainsdale
Southport
Merseyside
PR8

Ullet Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
L17 2AB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Italian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Daytime

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Marie Dunn - MBACP (Accred), BA (Hons) Counselling; Dip. Counselling

Marie Dunn - MBACP (Accred), BA (Hons) Counselling; Dip. Counselling