Genevieve Marais: BA, Convers. Dip Psych., Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Code of ethics: I abide by the code of ethics of the British Psychological Society, HCPC and UKCP.
I am a UKCP counselling psychologist and psychotherapist and I work with adults in person at my counselling and psychotherapy practice in Central London (currently all session take place online). To make appointment times as convenient as possible for you, I can arrange to meet with you in a morning, afternoon or evening session to suit your weekly routine.
I do offer you the opportunity, at no cost to you, to contact me by phone to ask questions with no obligations to commit to therapy. This conversation will allow you to find out more about me and how I work so that you have a good sense of how we can work together.
Our first session will be an assessment discussing what brings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. I believe that honesty and trust are key qualities in a therapeutic relationship. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where together we can explore your feelings, thoughts and find a way forward. Should you then choose to engage in therapy, we will agree an initial timeframe to work towards and review your progress regularly. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
Whether you are experiencing general problems such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or a specific problem related to trauma, relationship difficulties; bereavement or life changing circumstances, I believe that together we can support you and explore your concerns and worries so that you gain a better understanding of yourself with a sense of increased well-being.
Individual therapy (Face-to-Face /Telephone/Skype/Zoom).
I also provide therapy via telephone and Skype as I feel that this is a medium which suits many individuals given the demands on one's personal and professional life. Please email me for further details should you wish to receive counselling/therapy via telephone or skype.
My practice is based in Central London
My practice is based in Central London and within easy access of the District line, Piccadilly line, Central line.
I work primarily with individuals in one-to-one therapy on a long or short term basis.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email should you wish to talk to me further.
Counselling and Psychotherapy provide a unique and safe space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and share the difficulties that you are currently experiencing. Counselling may involve spending time looking at current problems that impact you at present, whereas psychotherapy involves deeper explorations on ‘the self’ – looking at your thoughts, feelings and personal experiences and empathically understanding how your past experiences (i.e. childhood) impact your present life. The aim is to explore difficulties that impact you and your relationships with yourself and others so that distress can be alleviated and managed in order to improve your ways of coping with difficult feelings, situations and behaviours.
My approach to therapy involves viewing the therapeutic relationship as a co-created process between myself and my client and encourages relational contact within the therapeutic space.
My model of integration incorporates developmental psychology and holds the view that it is our childhood experiences and relationships that mould us into the individuals we become. As a result, it is important that we take time to explore childhood experiences so that we gain greater insight and awareness about who we are, how we perceive ourselves and others. In this way, we begin to understand how our past influences our present. Through regular therapy you will be able to explore 'your inner world' and become enlightened about how your unique experience has shaped who you are. This awareness is key to helping you grow in confidence, getting to know yourself at a deeper level and feeling secure in the choices and changes you make in your life.
What brings you to therapy?
You may be looking to work through a current difficulty or may just wish to take time to look at yourself and get to know yourself at a deeper level. An initial visit will involve assessment of the problem, setting goals and deciding on the length of therapy required – this is always open to review.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Experience:
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in psychology. I then decided to focus more intently on the field of psychotherapy and counselling psychology. This led me to pursue and obtain a Conversion Diploma in Psychology for Graduates. During this time I began working in the field of social care, mainly in the area of children and families. I have been working in the field of counselling since 2007.
I have experience working with individuals in brief and long-term therapy in a variety of settings. I am a qualified integrative counselling psychologist and psychotherapist holding membership with the BPS and UKCP and therefore abide by their Code of Ethics.
I have completed training at doctorate level in counselling psychology and psychotherapy.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I am aware that engaging in counselling involves a financial commitment. Thus I choose to bear this in mind and aim to provide therapy at a reasonable cost - my thinking being that helping an individual to manage their distress and experience a more healthy and fulfilled sense of wellbeing is paramount!
Due to Covid 19 all therapy sessions are currently held online
Payment may be made via bank transfer 48 prior to your session.