Maria Marchant MBACP Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor
If you are considering how therapy can support you through challenging life events, I am here to help by offering a safe and confidential space in which you can begin to examine what may feel impossible right now to resolve by yourself; without fear of being judged and maybe experience for the first time a real feeling of being heard. I work by supporting you to explore your thoughts, emotions and life story so far, with the aim of both of us understanding and together making sense of the difficulties you are experiencing. Together, we will then seek a way of helping you find the answers that truly do lie within you.
I have experience of working with clients on issues such as depression and low mood, anxiety, loss and bereavement, low self esteem, anger management, abuse, relationship difficulties, work related issues, addiction, exam stress, child and adolescent issues, adoption and fostering, health issues, personal development and general counselling.
I'm not your typical therapist. I'm approachable and curious about life. I believe that therapy should reach into your soul, make you feel heard and support the changes you want to make. I don't believe that therapy should be a sterile or isolating experience. I want you to be comfortable, safe enough to be vulnerable in order to recognise your strengths for personal positive growth.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation to all clients considering therapy. It enables both the client and myself to understand more about each other and how we can work positively together. I can be reached by email, telephone or text. All my details are listed. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified Therapeutic Counsellor registered with the BACP. I practice using an integrative approach to ensure I meet my client's individual needs. In a nutshell, this means I use various tools from different modalities without our client sessions that suit you. If you are interested, these are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I'm also fond of Jungian theory - a way of looking at our real self. If you'd like to know more, I can explain more when we talk.
I have worked with clients ranging from 11 - 80 years plus. Every client has their own story and a way of telling it, in their own time. Every single client is unique and I feel privileged to support them by building a therapeutic relationship developed through trust and respect.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fees range from £45 - 70 an hour. Cash or bank transfer. Payment to be made before session.
Please enquire for availability of evening sessions and Saturday morning sessions.
Right now, all therapists work remotely - probably by Zoom or telephone. It works equally as well, but I also look forward to welcoming clients new and old to my own confidential therapy room based in Chislehurst as soon as possible. Of course, Zoom and telephone counselling will remain available for those who prefer it.