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About me

I work collaboratively with all my clients, facilitating great opportunity to explore a wide range of emotional experiences, respecting my clients' right to autonomy within the counselling relationship.

I believe as human beings, we are our own best authority on our personal experience of life; I view my role in the relationship as facilitator for growth and healing.

I offer a safe authentic, non-judgemental and empathic experience within the counselling relationship .Many of my clients have sought help when they have felt that it has seemed impossible to see a way forward. Often they have found that by discussing their issues, they have gained insight into how they can solve their problems. My intention is to help you look at your issues, from different angles, which can lead to a greater understanding of your own process. I will work with you to gain clarity and confidence and to deepen your understanding of yourself and others.

You will experience my way of being as working with humour, compassion and friendliness.

I am a qualified, experienced Individual Member MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Registered Independent UKRCP Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I offer general counselling to individuals and couples, working in a Humanistic, non-directive way. My main area of specialism are life threatening illness, particularly in the area of cancer, I also work with any health related issues.  I have  provided regular training workshops for counsellors & psychotherapists in this specialist field of work. I have undergone specialist training with The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in Working with Families with Physical Illness, using a Systemic Approach. I have a great deal of experience in working with clients who suffer with  Migraines & Headaches, also those with chronic pain &Trauma.

I work in Private Practice and supervise both qualified and trainee counsellors. I work with groups, and have worked in an agency where I provided Managerial supervision. I have experience within the NHS and have worked as a counsellor in G.P surgeries, Domestic Violence, School counselling ,youth counselling agencies, and have been staff Team Facilitator in a Hospice.

I have experience of being an an affiliate counsellor for Employee Assistant Programmes, also for a company that provides Psychological Management and Rehabilitation. I have also provided training and Supervision for a youth counselling agency, also Seminar provision for Oncologists and G.Ps at Cygnet Hospital in Harrow Middlesex.

In addition to all of the above, I have provided senior managerial supervision for a Hospice.

I find that many people are experiencing counselling as a useful way of working through issues around stress, anxiety and depression, including bereavement issues. I also find that a greater number of people are looking to counselling for personal development and change to their lives.

Testimonials (with kind permission and gratitude)

I came in with issues, and got to the fundamental level of who I really am.. all things in life are made up of who you really are.. If someone reads this, and can relate to what I’m saying, that would be a wonderful thing. Don’t be scared of therapy!

We would highly recommend Marion. Whilst counselling, Marion has allowed our sessions to be lead by us at our own pace. What we have gained is understanding of ourselves and each other which has had a positive effect in all aspects of our lives…

My intention is to work with you in order to help you find a way forward in your life, and to achieve the changes you want to make.

I also provide counselling supervision for both qualified counsellors, and student counsellors.

If you would like to discuss how counselling could be of benefit to you, please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate & Diploma in Counselling (Middlesex University) Cert. Supervision. Cert Couple Counselling. Cert.Brief Work. Training in Group Facilitation. Cert in CBT. Specialist training in Cancer Counselling.

Qualified EMDR Practitioner & Integrated EMDR for the treatment of Migraines & Headaches, chronic pain & Trauma. Specialist training in Working with Families with Physical Illness, in a Systemic Way (Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.

I have run support groups and CPD Training and Workshops ( Working with Cancer and other Life-Threatening Illness) at The Albany Centre in St Albans see www.thealbanycentre.com

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have undergone specialist training with The Cancer Counselling Trust, however I work with all issues around health and illness, including life-threatening illness. I offer a range of counselling, psychotherapy, consulting and other supportive services to individuals, couples and groups in private, business and various organisational settings.

I am also a fully qualified EMDR Practitioner.If you require any information on EMDR please do not hesitate to contact me.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals: £60;

Unwaged Counselling Students: £45

 EMDR £60

Couples:  £60 per 1 hour session £90 per 1.5 hours.

Supervision: Initial session - no charge
Further sessions: £75 per 1.5 hrs  Counselling students £65 per 1.5hrs

Some concessions may be available

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I see clients during the day, some evenings and occasional Saturdays

Further information

Due to the current Pandemic, I am seeing clients on Zoom/Skype/FaceTime

My Private practice is conveniently located in Northwood and the area has plenty of parking space. My location allow clients to have appointments during the day some evenings and occasional weekends.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision provides a confidential and supportive space, giving time for reflection for counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Marion Leslie Individual MBACP

Marion Leslie Individual MBACP