Marji Coulson UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist And Counsellor
My aim is to help you to work through whatever is troubling you in an empathic and non-judgemental way. Whether you simply need to gain greater clarity and insight into a current problem, or if you want to work through more deep-rooted problems from the past, you can choose how long you stay and what you discuss in your sessions. Your issues can be personal, family or work-related or a combination of events and problems. Things may have built up over time or happened very suddenly. Whatever you are bringing we can discuss together and help you to find a way to resolve difficulties.
I am a very experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, having worked for many years both privately and in NHS settings. I offer both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. My practice is situated in a quiet residential street near to the centre of York.
My approached is respectful and thoughtful. I aim to provide an empathic space for you to explore problems, to find new ways of dealing with troubling thoughts and feelings and to discover the resources you need in order to manage difficult situations in your life.
A key part of my work is the nature and quality of the relationship I establish with each person I see. Everyone is unique and so I work in different ways to encourage you to develop greater insight, awareness, and understanding of why problems have arisen and how change can happen.
Many people are struggling with emotional issues, which often means they can't find a way forward in their lives, they may feel stuck and frustrated or scared and apprehensive. We are all born with so much potential which often gets lost or buried as we go through childhood. Our work together can focus on finding the confidence and energy to re-discover your abilities, to make decisions and to have more fulfilling relationships. I also see couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and I am a UKCP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My qualifications are:
Diploma in Psychotherapy (UKCP Registered)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accred.),
Post-Graduate Certificate in Working with Couples (LCPS)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Diploma in Supervision (LCPS)
Foundation Level Certificate in Working with Groups (York Groupwork)
I have extensive experience of working privately and in NHS settings. During my career in the NHS I worked in two busy GP practices and then managed the NHS counselling service in York for a number of years.
I have a well established private practice
I also offer supervision to practitioners working in private practice and in organisations. I offer both individual and group supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loneliness and Isolation
Life Changes Difficulty in Making Decisions
Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Difficulty in Forming Relationships
Jealousy and Trust Issues
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
My fees are:
£50 for the initial session and for all subsequent sessions
£50 for supervision
£55 for couples
I have a limited number of reduced fee places for people on a low income
Sessions are face-to-face, usually once a week but sometimes twice weekly, if appropriate.
My practice is near to the centre of York and parking is available on the road outside. There is also a frequent bus service from York Station.
If you would like further information please visit my website or contact me by e-mail or telephone. I am happy to answer any questions you may want to ask before we meet.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays. Tuesday throughThursday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to Counsellors and Psychotherapists My supervision work includes both private practitioners and practitioners who are employed by organisations. I offer individual and group supervision. .