Marie Finlay

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MNCPS (accred)
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Lauder, Scottish Borders, TD2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you a parent concerned about your child's happiness, anxiety, well-being or behaviour? I’m here to help. With over 30 years of experience working with children, including as a CBT therapist, I specialise in empowering young individuals to conquer anxiety and take control of their lives. Behaviours like anger often mask underlying feelings and needs. Anger might conceal feelings of frustration, hurt, or fear. In many cases, these behaviours serve as a defence mechanism to cope with internal struggles such as stress, insecurity, or unresolved emotions.
Together, we'll work towards solutions that honour their individuality and experiences. Adolescence can be tough, but I’m here to help them regain control and build resilience. My evidence-based techniques and tailored interventions are designed to equip them with the tools they need to manage anxiety effectively.
At the heart of my practice is compassion. Through counselling, they'll develop ways to cope and build confidence to face life's challenges head-on. My holistic approach addresses not just the symptoms, but also the underlying causes of anxiety. I’m here to support them every step of the way, as a partner in their journey towards a happier, healthier life.     

Training, qualifications & experience

SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork  

Counselling Children and Young People Diploma SPC Training Academy

COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate (CYP) 

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - ACTO Level 1

I am registered with BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)

MNCPS (accred)  (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Therapies offered


£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

I use a sliding scale starting from £45 depending on the young person's age (shorter sessions may be required).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Lauder, Scottish Borders, TD2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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