Marie Fernandes

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MBACP (Accred), Anxiety and Trauma Counselling
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I've chosen to specialise in trauma and its impacts.  Often it's difficult to see that we have had trauma in our lives as it may manifest as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship problems or other issues which so often prevent people from leading happy fulfilled lives. 

Trauma can be experienced in many different ways; for example emotional neglect, abusive or bullying relationships, experiencing addiction or adverse mental or physical health in the family.  It's not about blame.  Therapy is about understanding and compassionate curiosity with the aim of finding clarity and choice.

For me the key question is never: what's wrong with you?  It's always: what happened to you?

Change may feel difficult, intimidating or even impossible, but I will accompany you on the journey, using my experience and training to give you the support and help you need.


I'm always focused on you as a unique person. I believe that if we can understand where problems and difficulties arise we can begin the process of change.  I feel it's very important to explore the experiences that got us to where we are: the circumstances and people that shaped us, the decisions we got to make and the ones we didn't.  I've seen how empowering this process can be for those I work with and how it enables them to lead happier, more fulfilled lives.


Counselling can offer a route to a more fulfilled and contented life.  Therapy can help you to:

  • Feel better and happier
  • Improve relationships
  • Gain confidence
  • Improve communication
  • Experience less anxiety and stress
  • Work through trauma
  • Manage depression
  • Navigate loss
  • Achieve a better work/life balance

I work differently with every client that I meet because you are in individual.  My training is in  integrative counselling which uses a range of psychological approaches which I tailor to each individual. I use ideas from neuroscience and biology to help you to understand the impact of experiences on your behaviour, feelings and relationships.  My model of working also includes person centred, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic techniques and ideas.


I offer weekday sessions, mornings, afternoons and evenings. For more details please contact me.

I'm based in Ruislip, West London.  I have a beautiful garden therapy room, which facilitates a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, for counselling in a natural setting.


You are welcome to phone, text, WhatsApp, email or message me on: 07572 282514. Please click here to send me an email.

I respond to emails within 24 hours, if you don't receive a response, please check your spam folder.

I understand that this can be a difficult call to make and I'm happy to communicate in whatever media you prefer to use. I will try to give whatever information you need before you make a decision to undertake therapy.

I will respond to all emails and messages within 24 hours.  I will reply to voice messages via text in order to retain confidentiality.

Please also take a look at my website for further details and I have a Facebook page you can visit (Transition Counselling).

Training, qualifications & experience


I've been in private practice, since 2016.  In addition I've worked across a range of different clients and counselling settings including: students and staff at a leading London University; with children, parents and staff at a large primary school and at a West London based hospice where I offered therapy to carers and the bereaved.  I work across different ages, cultures and social backgrounds as well as gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.  

Areas where I have successfully supported clients to overcome problems, include:

  • anxiety, stress and panic
  • trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD
  • self confidence/self esteem problems
  • difficulty relationships, family issues
  • depression and lack of motivation
  • dealing with childhood issues including bullying and abuse
  • finding a way to navigate bereavement and loss


My training is Integrative and I am able to offer CBT, Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling. I am also interested in the science of therapy and the neurological and biological aspects of mental health. I undertake ongoing professional development and training to maintain and improve my practice.

Since completing formal training I have focused much of my ongoing professional development in the areas of trauma and anxiety.  

I am a fully qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework to offer safe, effective client centred therapy to a professionally maintained standard.

I am also a member of the Black Asian and African Therapy Network.  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Students, the pressures of academic life and exam stress.
  • Issues arising from racism, immigration and the immigrant experience.

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£65.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fee per session is £65 for sessions starting before 5.30pm.  Sessions starting after 6pm are £75. 

Rather than offer a fixed number of meetings I am happy to discuss progress as therapy unfolds and work on a session by session basis. However it is always the client's decision which takes precedence and we will undertake regular reviews of our work together.

When I work

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Further information

I respond to enquiries within 24 hours.  Please check your spam/junk folder if you feel there has been a delay as my emails are sometimes directed there.

I offer face to face therapy, having undertaken the risk assessment and appropriate precautions recommended by the BACP.  I also offer sessions using online platforms and via phone, dependent on your preference.  I will continue to work in my therapy room to ensure confidentiality and and focus.

I am in walking distance (5-8 minutes) of South Ruislip station which is on the Central Line (tube) and also accessible by overground from London Marylebone and connecting stations. The local bus stop (2 minutes) is for the 114 bus.  There is parking available.

Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is a small step into my conservatory therapy room. I also offer online and phone counselling sessions.

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In person

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Marie Fernandes
Marie Fernandes