Marc Freeman, Adv.Dip., MBACP, Prac.Dip.
**During the COVID period I am now doing face to face sessions with Social Distancing in place (my office is well aired between meetings, the chairs are 2.5m apart, I am cleaning everything down after each client and spacing face to face sessions out 2 hours apart at least), and also continuing with Zoom, Skype and Telephone for those who would prefer not to come in person***
Here is a brief video I uploaded to help those having troubles during lockdown
I can help you learn ways to cope with and overcome a range of difficult emotions, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger and stress, and manage your thoughts and moods in a more productive way to lead to a healthier mental environment with a greater sense of self worth and confidence in who you are. I like to work in a down to earth manner, I have been through some tough times myself and having come through the other side I decided to use this experience alongside training to help others do the same.
I also have vast experience working with Teenagers in Secondary Schools successfully dealing with a range of Emotional and Behavioural problems, including depression, anxiety, self-harming, OCD, and other conditions. I have successfully transferred this work into my Practice, and offer this alongside my work with Adults.
I provide a safe and non judgmental environment for you to talk through things in a way where you will not be judged, but valued on the person you are and difficulties you are going through, offering a free 30 minute introductory session to make sure you are comfortable with how I work. I have been highly successful in my work, with many very satisfied clients over the last 10 years.
I am continually expanding my knowledge so as to provide the best service possible to anyone I work with working from a purpose built studio in my garden, which is easily accessible and I provide off street parking.
Here is a brief video which served as an Introduction to my online counselling channel
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years experience working with a wide variety of clients with many successful outcomes, helping a great deal of people move through difficult times and deal with difficult emotions. I also work part time in Essex schools counselling young people.
Level 2 Counselling Skills (AQA)
Level 3 Counselling Studies (AQA)
Advanced Diploma in Counseling (AQA)
Practitioner Diploma - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I am a registered member of the BACP
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 30 minute consultation to every client to make sure you are comfortable working with me.
£50 per 60 minute session.
Couples £60 per 60 minute session.
Supervision £40 per session (concessions available for student counsellors)
Concessions available for those on low income
I also offer a telephone service for people who may not be able to make it in person, please contact me for more details.
I like to approach therapy in a down to earth and relatable way. I have started a youtube channel with some basic mental health advice, here is an example video where you can see how I approach a problem like Anxiety. This is a very general video and of course coming in for a personal session will produce much more of a bespoke approach.