Mareile Bowditch (MBACP)

Mareile Bowditch (MBACP)



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About me

My name is Mareile Bowditch and I offer counselling services to adults experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, loss and isolation.  My practice is in Somerton in Somerset and is within easy reach of Yeovil, Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Castle Cary and surrounding areas. If you are unable to travel to me for face to face counselling, I also offer online counselling and home visits.

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, exploring whatever issues you are experiencing. This can be indoors or outdoors, depending on which environment best suits your needs. 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 issues are challenging you 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 and where I continue to work with my clients.
I am a Registered member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical code of conduct and have regular supervision to ensure a high standard of professional practice. I am a fully insured, professionally qualified, well trained and experienced counsellor.

I also offer sessions in Equine Facilitated Therapy and Coaching and therapeutic hypnosis.

I teach Equine Facilitated Learning at a local centre.


I am available for counselling sessions:

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

Monday to Friday: evening, 6pm - 8pm

Counselling can be on a short-term, time limited and open-ended basis.


Bus stops serving Yeovil, Wells, Street and Glastonbury within an easy 5 minute walk

The counselling room is upstairs above Cobbs Wholefoods in the Brunel Centre. There is ample free parking just outside the centre.

Outdoor and equine facilitated sessions are on the Somerset Levels.

ONLINE COUNSELLING is available via a secure and confidential online platform (Zoom)

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:

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

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


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Equine Facilitated Learning
  • Equine Facilitated Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Ecotherapy


Counselling sessions (indoor and walk & talk)  £50/hr

Equine Facilitated Therapy  £75/hr

2hr mindfulness with horses group session £25/person

Other therapies on request.

Further information

My therapy room is above Cobbs Wholefood in the Brunel Shopping Precinct 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.

Maps & Directions

Somerton, TA11
Meare, BA6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: German


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Weekdays 10:00 - 18:00

Evening appointments available occasionally.

Irregular shifts accommodated.

Types of client

Older adults