Genevieve Marais



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About me

Genevieve Marais: BA, Convers. Dip Psych., Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.

Code of ethics: I abide by the code of ethics of the British Psychological Society and UKCP.


Region: North London

Languages: English

I am a UKCP counselling psychologist and psychotherapist and I work with adults in person at my counselling psychotherapy practice in North London. To make appointment times as convenient as possible for you, I can arrange to meet with you in an 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 £70.00-120.00).

I also provide therapy via telephone and Skype (VSEE) 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.


Sessions aim to explore current difficulty/difficulties in a solution focused manner.

Personal development sessions support you to improve your life by evaluating aspects of 'the self' and what is happening for you currently, whilst guiding you to work with difficulties in new and constructive ways.  The aim is to create awareness around your strengths, weaknesses and identify the potential that already exists within you; and utilise it to your advantage.  These sessions can be one-off, on-going or made available as and when you feel you may need professional support and guidance to deal with a current difficulty.

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 mold 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.

My practice is based in North London

There is easy and regular route access via buses, tubes and trains from Finsbury Park, Highgate, Turnpike Lane and Bounds Green (tubes & buses) and Hornsey, Crouch Hill and Alexandra Palace by train and tubes (Central, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)

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.

Why Counselling/Psychotherapy?

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.

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.

PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT COACHING (tailored to the needs of individuals, schools, organisations and businesses):
By accessing this experience you are making the conscious decision to grow and develop the craft of being YOU! You will increase your awareness of self and others as well as improve your emotional intelligence. These skills and qualities are essential for individuals to strive towards their potential, self-actualise and live more authentically. Through this process you will develop a felt sense appreciate of your own personal wellbeing and its effect on your mental health and thus internalise the necessary life tools needed to navigate through life whilst embracing all your talents and abilities. When we feel and experience ourselves as integrated, purposeful and appreciated it results in a satisfying and rewarding experience in terms of how you relate with yourself and with others both personally and professionally.

Personal Empowerment Coaching:
Individuals - £175.00 per 1 hour session

Schools/Organisations/Businesses -

Half day workshop - £500.00
Full day workshop - £2500.00
Two Day workshop - £1500.00
Coaching fees are payable via bank transfer no later that 48 hours prior to the booked workshop.

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 integrative counselling psychology and psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


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!

My Full fee per 50 minute session is (face-to-face, telephone, Skype therapy) ranges from £80.00-£120.00.

My full fee for Personal Empowemnet Coaching (face to face, telephone, skype) ranges from £175.00.

Payment may be made in cash on the day or by bank transfer 24 hours in advance.

Maps & Directions

London, N1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults