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Marellis Counselling and Therapy - (MBACP) reg. (APCCA) Prac

About me

Providing Counselling and Therapy in the Lincolnshire Wolds area. I have my therapy room based Swaby, just off the A16. The room is a quiet, relaxing space, that will enable therapy sessions to take place in a confidential environment.

I am also now working online via Zoom and find this has worked really well with clients. Many have found that being in the comfort of their own home makes discussing issues easier. Why not give it a go! Using this platform means I am not restricted geographically, so if you don’t live in Lincolnshire, I can still see you as a client. Also, if you have mobility problems or can’t drive, you can still have access so a fully qualified counsellor.

Marellis Counselling and Therapy can offer support to help unravel those challenging times that life often throws at us. By using an integrated approach, I can help you find the appropriate skills to allow you to move forward.

I am experienced in working with the following issues:

  • anxiety and stress
  • panic attacks and self-harm
  • grief and loss
  • self-esteem and low confidence
  • family and relationship issues, divorce and separation
  • PTSD, abuse and domestic violence
  • problems faced by children and young people, such as bullying and young carers
  • Disabilities, such as autism and ADHD
  • OCD and phobias
  • Parent carers, who look after disabled children or young people 

Please feel free to call or email, to discuss your situation and book a therapy session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I specialise in working with Children and Young people and have experience in school and college Counselling services. My work often involves creative therapies and can be adapted to work with individual needs.

I also have a varied experience of working with adults and have supported clients through difficult times in their lives. I have a person-centred counselling background but also incorporate other theories into my work. During the lockdown period this year I have also completed comprehensive online training.

I am qualified to Level 5 diploma (which included a CBT unit) and my Level 4 Diploma specialised in working with children and young people. I am also a Registered member of the BACP and Practitioner  member of APCCA.   I am continuing my training with relevant workshops and more recently I’ve completed the “Person Centred Creative Arts” course, run by APCCA and I’m now a qualified Creative Arts Counsellor. 

Examples of Issues I have worked with are:

Anxiety, self-harm, abuse, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, gender identity, grief and bereavement, anger issues, stress, depression, panic attacks, PTSD, domestic violence, goal-based outcomes and coaching skills.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with children and young people using creative therapies, which have proved to be very successful. I use my own materials and toys that can be used by clients in the therapeutic process. Working online is not a barrier to creative therapies, I have trained to work with various creative techniques, such as guided visualisation and have access to many resources suitable for using with online therapy.

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My usual fee is £45 per hour session

Online Sessions via Zoom £45 per hour session

When I work

Normal hours are

Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

Online sessions are more flexible.

Further information

During the pandemic restrictions, I have worked with clients online and find this type of therapy offers a personalised approach, just as well as face-to-face work. Often clients feel more comfortable in their own homes and in my experience, this has worked extremely well.

Swaby, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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