Mareile Bowditch

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Walk and Talk and Online Counselling
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Somerton TA11 & Meare BA6
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I offer counselling and outdoor therapy to adults experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, loss and isolation.  My practice is in Somerton in Somerset and I offer walk and talk sessions in this area and online sessions to nationwide clients.

I have a special interest in working with women in perimenopause /menopause and additionally specialise in Autism and ADHD and offer mentoring services to other therapists.

Your story matters and I am here to listen to whatever you have to say - in a calm and safe environment where we can work together in a respectful, open and trusting relationship. This is either online or outdoors walk & talk. Working at your pace, I will listen, support and offer you the space to express yourself openly and honestly. I will help you feel less stressed and anxious and more able to cope with whatever challenges you are facing right now. Your mental health will improve and you will become more empowered so that you feel more in control to make decisions that are right for you.

Life can be stressful and challenging, especially when we have to be everything to everybody, cope with difficult relationships, experience depression, anxiety or panic, isolation, illness, redundancy or any other issues that may affect our wellbeing. Developing a trusting, therapeutic relationship with a counsellor can help you find the tools and strategies required to help with these types of issues and gain a greater understanding of who we are.

Starting counselling can feel overwhelming and you may think your problems aren't severe enough to need counselling but you can contact me and find out how this might help you with no obligation to book sessions. You'll find you'll be on your counselling journey in no time, at your pace and without added stress:

Telephone, text or email me to set up an initial session where we will talk about you and what you want to get out of counselling

If you are happy to continue - we will set up a second session together and then arrange for future weekly/fortnightly sessions if you are still happy to continue. It is entirely up to you for how long you want to work together and which of my therapies you wish to use.

I trained as a person-centred counsellor and work in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic way.

I have gained extensive experience working with a local charity offering counselling to people from all walks of life with a variety of problems.

I am a fully insured, professionally qualified and experienced counsellor.


I am available for counselling sessions:

Monday to Friday: day time, 10am - 6pm

Counselling can be on a short-term, time limited as well as on an open-ended basis.


Outdoor sessions are near Somerton and on the Somerset Levels.

ONLINE COUNSELLING is available via secure and confidential online platforms (Zoom and

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

Diploma in Hypnotherapy

15 years of working with young adults with learning disabilities, encouraging independence, self worth and confidence

Lived experience with Autistic family members

Other Training and Experience:

  • Diversity
  • Working with Disability
  • Grief and Loss
  • Suffering
  • Setting up an ethical private practice
  • Exploring Loss
  • Safeguarding within a Counselling Practice
  • Exploring Sexuality and Gender
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Working with Addiction
  • Mindfulness

Training, qualifications & experience

Diplomas in Therapeutic Counselling, therapeutic hypnosis and equine facilitated therapy.

I have worked extensively with Autism and Aspergers - with young autistic adults,  parents of autistic children, spouses of Aspergers partners and Aspergers women.

I have worked with displaced women and with women who have experienced domestic violence.

I have lifelong experience with horses.

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
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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Counselling sessions (online and walk & talk)  £60/hr

When I work

Weekdays 10:00 - 18:00

Evening appointments available occasionally.

Irregular shifts accommodated.

Further information

My therapy room is at Somerton Hair & Beauty in the town centre in Somerton, Somerset. There is ample free parking in the town centre car park. As the room is upstairs and there is no lift; I offer home visits.

My outdoor sessions are held in the Somerset Countryside on accessible paths.

Equine Facilitated Therapy sessions are held at Horsehavenuk near Glastonbury.

Somerton, Somerset, TA11

Meare, Somerset, BA6

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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