Marianne Cain, fully qualified and registered member of the BACP

Marianne Cain, fully qualified and registered member of the BACP

9 Stanlane Place
North Ayrshire
KA30 8DA

07999 401116

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About me

I use both Person-centred and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approaches.

I have been working with individuals' life and work challenges for over 25 years.

I provide counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, working with individuals, couples and relationships.

You will be supported on your journey and will be given space to fully explore what has led you to where you are now. You will be given techniques which will help you to manage your life by looking at your thinking and behavior styles and how these can be altered to produce more positive results. You will be given ways to manage stress, anxiety and poor sleep which gives you more control over their effect on you.

What benefits can be expected?

The experience of exploring your thoughts and feelings with another person can relieve your sense that you are entirely alone with your problems. Greater self-knowledge and awareness of what is causing your problems and how they are affecting you can help to decide a way forward to resolve or improve them. Often it can be the way that you are thinking or feeling about issues that make them seem worse. We can look at ways in which you can alter your thinking styles and behavior to lessen their effect on you. We can look at how stress and anxiety affect you and how you can manage them better.

What is the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?


Helps you identify problems and crises and encourages you to take positive steps to resolve these issues.

Is a short-term process that encourages changes in behaviour.


Helps you with problems that have built up in you over the course of a long period of time.

Is often a longer-term process of therapy that identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties.

Helps you understand your feelings, thoughts and actions more clearly

My therapy room

I work from a relaxing therapy room in Largs town centre. It is close to transport links and there is ample parking in the vicinity. Home visits can also be arranged.

Help is closer than you think!

Training, qualifications & experience

Cosca Certificate in Counselling Skills, Strathclyde University, 2013
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling, Strathclyde University, 2016
BA, Business Admin, (Human Resources & Marketing), Strathclyde University, 1987

Couples Counselling Toolkit 2018

General Experience
More than 20 years experience in Human Resources in a variety of organisations. I was closely involved with people at work, often providing informal counselling. I particularly enjoyed working with people who were experiencing challenges in their life that were affecting their work.

Counselling Experience
I took early retirement in 2011 and then undertook a Counselling Skills course, followed by a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Four years experience of counselling clients during the time of my studies and since becoming qualified:

* One year at Strathclyde University Counselling Research Dept. The department provided free counselling to clients in return for taking part in a research programme.

* Three years working for Mind Mosaic Counselling & Therapy in Greenock, who provide low or no cost services to adults, young people and families in Inverclyde.

Through both these organisations gaining much experience with over 500 hours of counselling with a wide variety of clients and issues.

Member organisations


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£40 per hour for an individual
£50 per hour for a couple

I have some availability for reduced fees.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP and currently working towards accreditation. I regularly undertake continuous professional development of at least 30 hours a year to ensure my skills are kept up to date.

Recent CPD training includes:

Trauma workshop, Mind Mosaic, Asist Suicide Prevention course, BACP online Addiction & Bereavement modules, Couples Counselling certificate

Maps & Directions

Largs, KA30 8DA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled toilets are available.


I can offer appointments during the day and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme