Marett Troostwyk Dip Counselling Cert PCAT Cert Supervision MBACP (Accred)
We all have times when we feel lost, anxious and unable to cope with the events life throws at us. Counselling can help you to find your way through these difficult periods, allowing you to explore emotional issues, gain insight and develop appropriate coping strategies. My aim is to provide a supportive and confidential space where you can feel safe enough to explore your difficulties, either through talking or creative therapies.
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor and supervisor, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work in accordance with their Code of Ethics and have been a practicing therapist for 25 years.
I currently work with a local charitable organisation and in private practice. I welcome young people and adults who are facing a wide range of issues, from low self-esteem to depression, relationship problems, family issues, domestic, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, stress, work related issues, managing panic attacks, anxiety, complex trauma and developing resiliance.
I have a particular interest in working with adults and young people whose lives have been impacted by trauma and have a deep understanding of how trauma can be held in the body and released through safe and caring therapeutic work.
I have learnt the value of self-reflection through my own experience of personal therapy, supervision and regular Yoga and Qigong practice; helping me to become more self aware, non-judgmental and empathic.
'Understanding ourselves is one of the greatest gifts we have'
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work in accordance with their Code of Ethics and have been a practicing therapist for 25 years. I have a background in Social Work and Youth Justice, working predominantly with vulnerable young people and families.
I developed and co-ordinated a youth counselling service (13-24yrs) in Bedfordshire for a number of years before moving to South Cumbria in 2005. Since then much of my work has been providing counselling and support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, hence my deep understanding of the impact of complex trauma. I have undertaken further training in this area with Babette Rothschild and Trauma Training in Scotland. I was a school counsellor for 5 years, where I also delivered Protective Behaviours workshops within small groups. I continue to work therapeutically with adults, young people with special educational needs and disability on a freelance basis.
Over the years I have also developed a strong interest in expressive arts. I have a Diploma in Art and a Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy, awarded by Leisl Silverstone (Person Centred Art Therapy North). I have found using art within therapy especially beneficial for those who are less comfortable expressing themselves verbally. I have continued to cultivate my interest in therapeutic arts through attending regular experiential workshops based upon the work of Natalie Rogers.
I have a Certificate in Individual Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists from the Manchester Institute and currently supervise students and practising counsellors.My work is supervised and fully insured, I attend a peer supervision group and am committed to continuing my personal and professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Counselling & Person Centred Art Therapy (50 minutes) - £40
Supervision (1.5hours) - £45
Supervision for students (1.5hours) - £40
(Concessions may be available)
What I offer:
- I offer long or short term counselling to adults and young people
- Person Centred Art Therapy to adults and young people.
- Supervision for counsellors, student counsellors and other professionals
I am available for daytime and evening sessions. For counselling we would usually meet on a once weekly basis. For Supervision we would meet monthly or as otherwise agreed.
Our first contact will be either though email or telephone via the Counselling Directory.
We will then arrange a 50 minute consultation at a reduced rate to discuss your situation and talk through any questions or concerns you may have; this will give you an idea of how it would be for us to work together and for us to make any necessary agreements. All our sessions will be gentle and respectful, tailored to suit your individual needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening sessions available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|