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Jodie Marks (MBACP, Dip. Couns)

Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1 3AA
07931 924617 07931 924617

About me

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Making the decision to have counselling can be a difficult one and choosing the right Counsellor can be a daunting prospect; so am I the right Counsellor for you? I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor offering both short term and long term counselling for adults experiencing any kind of emotional difficulties.

I have spent the majority of my professional life working with both men and women  who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse and my area of interest and knowledge lies within trauma and crisis. I have  worked closely and intensively with survivors of FGM, Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage.

In addition to this I have gained experience working with Clients with disorded eating and addiction  during my  time as a Therapist at The Priory.  My Client  work extends to  a range of different issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD  relationship difficulties and suicide and self harm, though this list is not exhaustive .

I have worked within the Judicial system for many years and in Further Education working with students  aged between 16-18 years old with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am a qualified Tutor/Trainer and in addition to my Counselling work , I have also spent time tutoring student Counsellors  levels  1-3.

I am an Integrative Therapist which means I use a range of different approaches and adapt them to suit your needs.

I am warm, friendly and honest and can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I work from a central location along the Seafront in a beautiful building , which provides a peaceful sanctuary.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Upper Second Class Degree- Psychology (BSc Hons)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 2
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills- Level 3
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- Level 4
  • NVQ 3 Training and Support
  • Eating Disorder Training
  • FeminismTraining
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Prevent Training
  • Behavioural Management Training
  • Workshops attended include: Suicide and Self Harm, Trauma and it's effects, Shame- a Gestalt approach, Addiction with Dr Robert Lefever,  LGBTQ+ with The Outhouse

Member organisations


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

Female Genital Mutilation

Honour Based Violence

Forced Marriage

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£45:00 for 50 minutes

Mayura Yoga
196 Eastern Esplanade

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Flexible hours to suit your needs, including some evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Jodie Marks (MBACP, Dip. Couns)

Jodie Marks (MBACP, Dip. Couns)