Marcia Jackson MBACP (Registered)

Marcia Jackson MBACP (Registered)

Croydon
CR0

London
SW17

07944 299522

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About me

Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious?  Do you feel life is becoming a bit of a struggle or not shaping up in the way you’d planned?  Perhaps, you would like to work through a difficult decision.

I am aware that sharing your problems can feel quite daunting particularly, if it is the first time.  It is my starting point and fundamental aim to create a warm, safe, and confidential environment where you can speak freely about anything you wish, without judgement.

I have a genuine interest in helping people who are finding their everyday lives challenging and want to discover a way to move forward.  Please call me for an informal chat about how I might be able to help.  Counselling may be all you need to work through your difficulties and get you back on the right track.

I am a professional integrative Counsellor with over 10 years’ experience working with a wide variety of clients in the NHS, local charities and in my private practice.  I can help you work out what might be causing you to feel a certain way, to make sense of past and present challenges and to bring into focus a clearer sense of yourself or situation.  Working in an integrative way means that I can intuitively draw on Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural theoretical models to work in a way that is responsive to each person’s needs, values or beliefs as well as offer techniques for coping, managing and overcoming emotional difficulties.

We all experience difficulties at some time in our lives, whether it is facing up to loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties or life challenges.  The aim of counselling is for you to have more understanding of yourself, to feel stronger and more able to cope.  I believe that one of the most essential elements to successful counselling is a trusting relationship between you and your counsellor, it is important that you find someone with whom you feel comfortable.

I offer an introductory session that will enable you to decide if you wish to work with me and whether I can help.  During our first meeting, we can look at what you feel you want from counselling and the area in which you want to look at and work through.  We can then discuss what is best for you in terms of length of counselling sessions, be it an agreed number of sessions, or long-term therapy.  We will set a regular day and time to meet each week and agree a plan to review our work together.

I offer short or long-term appointments, whatever suits your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP number 114805).  The BACP require evidence of qualifications and good professional standards and I am bound by their ethical framework.  I am committed to continual professional development and attend regular supervision.

I have a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  I have over 10 years’ experience working with a diverse range of clients and addressing a wide variety of issues.  In addition to my private practice, I currently work with an NHS IAPT service in South London and as a volunteer counsellor at a local charity. I have worked at various community counselling charities helping clients with issues related to:

  • Anger
    Anxiety/general anxiety disorder
  • Depression/low mood
    Bereavement/loss/miscarriage
    Domestic abuse
    Family issues/dynamics
    Illness/chronic pain
    Low self-confidence
    Relationship difficulties
    Stress
    Separation & divorce

Training/CPD

  • Certificate in Law and Domestic Violence
    Certificate in Forced Marriages
    Certificate in Safeguarding Children & Adults
    Certificate in Sudden & Traumatic Death
    Certificate in Bereavement Care
    Mindfulness
    Mental Health First Aid
    The Freedom Programme – Living with the Dominator

    I hold professional indemnity insurance and have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DSB) check.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are £25 for an introductory session and £50 per session thereafter.

A counselling session lasts 50 minutes.

There are a small number of low-cost sessions available for low income/students.

Please contact me by email or phone if you have any questions or would like to find out more. If by phone, please leave a message with your number and I will call you back as soon as possible to find out what you are looking for and to book an initial appointment.

Maps & Directions

Croydon, CR0
London, SW17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Evening and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme