Entering into counselling can be one of the most difficult decisions we can make during a time in our lives when we are unsure of many emotions, feelings or behaviours.
Difficulties and challenges that we all experience can leave us confused and can lead to experiencing relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, addictive behaviours, feelings of isolation, as well as many other mental and physical issues. This is where counselling can be highly beneficial, as the process allows a safe environment to explore, reflect, gain awareness and acceptance of the uniqueness of who we are and what we want from our lives.
My name is Marcia and I am an Integrative counsellor offering both short and long term counselling on a one to one basis for individuals. I work from both my private practice which is situated in a village just outside of Peterborough and also from a counselling practice close to the centre of Peterborough. Both locations have good access from all major roads in Cambridgeshire and free parking. As well as working indoors, I offer therapy outdoors in the form of nature therapy and Equine assisted therapy. These sessions outdoors are based in and around Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
I provide a confidential, respectful and non-judgemental service. Together we can build a relationship which helps you to explore situations in your life that you may be finding difficult, hard to understand or accept, be it from your past, present or an area that you really are not clear about.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or queries you may have, either by telephone, text or email. All enquiries will be responded to within a 48 hour period.
So if there is something that you would like to talk about, understand more, accept and move forward with, or just some uncertainty that you might like to discuss further, then I am here to listen.
*** Have you ever considered therapy outdoors?
An alternative environment to gain awareness of yourself through mindful walking in nature and one to one interaction. Nature guided therapy allows you to focus yourself in an environment that facilitates physical and mental wellbeing. Being outdoors can lift your mood and help combat depression as well as many other issues.
How about working with horses to assist acceptance?
Equine Assisted Therapy involves activities and exercises alongside horses.
Horses are in tune with human-beings emotions, behaviours and actions, they are non-judgemental, sensitive and show an honest response to you as part of their herd. Working with horses can facilitate individuals who find it hard to open up and talk face to face with another person.
Please feel free to contact me for further information ***
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling Level 1.
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Level 1 British Sign Language.
Caring for Bereaved people.
Understanding and Helping Bereaved Children.
Counselling Working with Addiction.
CBT in Brief Therapy.
A Clay Workshop with Existential Perspectives.
Attachment Theory 'Bowlby and Beyond'.
Rickter Scale Practitioner Certificate.
Drug and Alcohol training.
Continual Professional and Personal Development.
I have experience of working with adults and younger individuals of teenage years, both in private practice and agency settings, since 2007.
My own life experiences have played a large part in becoming a counsellor and I value these alongside my professional qualifications, as my experiences mean I can emphathically work alongside others during their counselling.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with both nature guided therapy and Equine assisted therapy, to assist with the above areas.
My fee is £40.00 for a one hour session.
Concessions are available for student counsellors, please contact me for further information.
I offer the initial assessment appointment at a reduced fee of £30, this appointment will be for one hour.
I work from two locations within the Peterborough area, one is in the village of Stilton enabling easy access from all major roads within the Cambridgeshire area and the other is in central Peterborough offering free parking and is on a direct bus route.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical framework and code of practice.
I am also a member of the following counselling associations,
- AIP member (Association for Independent Practitioners).
- CCYP member (Counselling Children and Young People).
- AUCC member (Association for University and College Counselling).