Marian Barlow

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MBACP Registered Counsellor
Available for new clients
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Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My work as a therapist is based on the belief that change is possible. I believe that counselling can change lives. Life throws challenges at all of us and sometimes these can feel overwhelming. The process of counselling gives you space to examine and understand issues. You may be feeling stuck in unhealthy behaviours and patterns of thinking. It is sometimes too hard to speak with close relatives or friends and so talking to an independent person can bring objectivity and non-judgement. The process of counselling brings awareness and without awareness, we cannot change.

I work in an integrative way which means that I am able to draw on a number of theoretical models and together we can find what works best for you. My core way of working is psychodynamic which means that we look at how your past may be impacting on your present. We will explore limiting patterns, often stemming from childhood, which may be holding you back and keeping you stuck. Gaining awareness and an understanding of yourself is the first step to change.

I have worked with issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, relational difficulties, bereavement and loss and sexual abuse.

I work with adults and young people 16+

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, BACP Accredited course
  • Certificate in Counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

I work face to face and online with adults and young people 16+.

I offer a free initial phone/ online conversation where we can discuss what has brought you to counselling and what you may require from our working together. You also have the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have. If we agree we are able to work together, we can then book in a first session. 

When I work

Please contact me for availability

West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Marian Barlow
Marian Barlow