Marie Fernandes MBACP (Accred), Therapy for Adults, Young People and Couples
Let me help you work towards the life you want to lead. I understand that change is difficult but I will accompany you on the journey, using my experience and training to give you the support and help you need.
HOW I WORK
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.
HOW CAN I HELP?
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. My model of working includes person centred, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic techniques and ideas.
WHEN AND WHERE I AM AVAILABLE TO SEE YOU
I offer sessions during daytimes and evenings during the week and on Saturday mornings. 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.
HOW TO CONTACT ME
You are welcome to phone, text, WhatsApp, email or message me on: 07572 282514. Please click here to send me an email.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
MY EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND
I've worked across a range of different counselling settings and clients including students and staff at a leading London University; with children, parents and staff at a large West London primary school and at a West London based hospice where I offered therapy to carers and the bereaved. At Transition Counselling I work across diverse ages, cultures and social backgrounds.
Areas where I have successfully supported clients to overcome problems, include:
- anxiety, stress and panic
- 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 AND QUALIFICATIONS
My training is Integrative and I am able to offer CBT, Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling. I undertake ongoing professional development and training to maintain and improve my practice.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
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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My standard fee is £50 per hour. 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.
I also offer a concessionary rate of £35 to students, for daytime weekday sessions.
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 free parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday, early mornings, daytimes and evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
A SAFE, REFLECTIVE SPACE .