Lola Marquez Dip. Couns. MBACP (Accred). EMDR. Dip. Clinical Supervisor
We all experience difficulties in our lives, and mostly we manage to deal with them. However, sometimes we struggle to cope on our own and we feel unable to share our problem with family or friends. At these times, it can help to have someone outside our immediate circle to talk to and make sense of thoughts, feelings and circumstances that may be causing us distress or anxiety.
I offer a confidential, professional, non-judgemental space in which we can explore how to find a way forward. My primary role as a therapist is to listen very carefully to what you are saying and then see if we are both understanding the same thing. Over the years, I have come to trust that this special kind of attentive relationship based on mutual trust and respect can be sufficient to bring about insights and identify meaningful solutions. Within this therapeutic relationship, we can then consider strategies to build on those insights and look together at the effect that this has in your life and whatever difficulties you are facing.
If this is something you would like to look into further, the first step would be for us to arrange an initial session where we will discuss what you need to get out of counselling and whether you feel we could work together to achieve this. If you are happy to continue, we will agree a number of weekly sessions before discussing whether you are getting what you need from therapy. The length of time that therapy continues will vary from person to person, and space is always available to reassess your needs as we go along.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for over 20 years as a therapist and for 17 years as a clinical supervisor. I offer long- and short-term therapy, and I have experience working with a wide range of emotional issues including anxiety, bereavement, depression, relational difficulties, stress, cross-cultural issues, work related stress and traumatic events. As a supervisor, I work with individuals and small groups of therapists meeting on a regular basis in London. I am also available by arrangement to work at a distance via Skype. I work in English and Spanish.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked for a number of charities that provide counselling for a wide range of issues. I have also worked for many years for a bereavement service, which offers counselling for those who are struggling with loss.
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute (1997)
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Institute of Person-Centred Learning (IPCL) (2000)
- European & UK EMDR Certificate, EMDR Works (2013)
I currently work with individuals in Kentish Town and Islington. I am also maintaining a practice via Skype and offer an online counselling service.
As an accredited Senior member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to the standards specified in its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
I keep up-to-date through continuing training and supervision.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£80 per 50 minute session.
I have availability to work early in the mornings, 8 a.m., and also in the evenings. I am also available to work at a distance via Zoom or Skype.
I offer a limited number of reduced-cost places for people unable to pay the full fee.
Cancelled sessions are chargeable
I am available during the day time from early morning to evenings: Monday to Friday.
To make an appointment or to arrange to have a brief no obligation conversation either email me or call me on 07977066150. In the event that I am not able to answer your call, please leave a message, it is confidential, and let me know when it is convenient to get back to you.
I'm based in Kentish Town in new purpose-built suites of therapy rooms offering a calm and quiet environment for therapy.
Kentish Town over ground and northern line underground station (zone 2): 7 minutes walk
There are 6 different bus links that stop locally.
See the following link: www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/maps/buses/pdf/kentish-town.pdf
There are many pay and display bays within a 5 minute walk: Torriano avenue, Bartholomew Road, Lady Margaret Road, Brecknock Road. Motor cycle Free parking in a motor cycle bay in Lady Margaret Road: 5 minuts walk.