My name is Marie Jones and I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist working in a private and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service based within Preston, Lancashire.
Making the decision to see a therapist is a big step forward in dealing with whatever issues are troubling you. I understand that it is often an anxious and daunting step to take and I aim to provide you with enough information to help you decide if therapy is the right choice for you.
Counselling and psychotherapy takes place in a comfortable and supportive environment, in which you set the agenda. You will be listened to, accepted and respected regardless of what issues you bring. I will not judge you or tell you what to do but will support you to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing and make any decisions that you feel are right for you.
Psychotherapy can help deal with issues that cause you distress or prevent you from living your life to its fullest. As a fully qualified MBACP Person-Centred psychotherapist, I can help you to explore your difficulties so that you can move forward in a more positive way. Together we can look at things from a fresh perspective and unpack the things that you are struggling with which will help you become more self-aware so that you can make informed choices and feel more in control. As a relational therapist I place much importance on the therapeutic relationship which can be immensely healing.
As you have chosen to read this page then I imagine you would like to change some aspects of your life or for them to be different. Therefore you are probably wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. Your concerns may be about difficult feelings that feel overwhelming. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or anger, or you may be finding it a challenge to like yourself. Perhaps you're struggling with relationships and would like to work on ways to improve how you relate to people. Or you may be coming to terms with a trauma or a loss in your life and are looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Or perhaps you simply feel that something in your life is not quite right, even though that something isn't clear yet.
People access therapy for all sorts of reasons including:
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, confidence issues….to name but a few.
However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right. Therapy can help you to clarify what is going on and help you to feel in a more settled place.
I realise it can be hard to make that first move towards seeing a Counsellor and of course you need the right one to suit your needs. If you are unsure and feel it would be useful to have a chat first, then either give me a ring or send me your number and I can ring you. To get the most from the Counselling experience it is important to find the right person for your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling Higher Education Diploma in Community and Youth Studies
Level 2 Counselling Certificate
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Advanced Certificate in CBT for Anxiety and Depression
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
The Rewind Technique for Trauma 2020
Short courses in: Supporting Young People with mental health issues
Drug and Alcohol Training
Domestic Abuse Training
Self Harm and Eating disorders
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£40 for an hour
£25 for trainee Counsellors and students/
£40 for one hour/ £55 for 90 minutes
£45 for trainee Counsellors
I am available day time and evenings and occasionally Saturdays.
I have been counselling children, young people and adults for the last 10 years. My counselling approach is very much based on responding to the client’s needs. I will not judge you but will accept and respect you, whilst being honest with you. I see the client as the one who knows what is hurting and aim to facilitate a way of working through this hurt together. I aim to build a honest and trusting relationship, one where you will feel comfortable to discuss what is happening in your life.
I love what I do and feel very privileged that clients trust me with their inner most feelings and emotions. I have accessed Counselling myself over the years and believe that it has helped me to make sense of things and work through what has affected me. It is something that I believe in and feel passionate about and hope that this shows in the work that I do