Marie Paisley

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Dip. Couns, MBACP, BA (Hons)
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Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Marie and I'm an Integrative Counsellor working with people of all ages. My work is primarily Person-Centred with a focus on existential issues and loss, and I also incorporate CBT, creative tools, psychodynamic thinking and mindfulness into my way of working. As well as grief, I have experience of working with low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, identity, illness, gender/sexuality, neuro-diversity, and relationship issues. 

My sessions are client-led, and I strive to create a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings in such a way that you feel more empowered. I will work alongside you in a warm and engaging way, with respect for who you are as an individual. My aim is to never be distant or prescriptive, so that you can benefit the most from our time together.

My experience of working with a variety of organisations and clients allows me to keep an open mind and an open heart. We are all forced to confront uncertainties and challenges in life, many of which are arduous and painful. Together, we can explore the ways in which you respond to these difficulties, to build a greater sense of self-awareness shaped by a genuine search for meaning.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a background in education, having worked with children, young people and adults in Asia and Europe as well as the UK. Over the years, I have worked with many charities such as Blue Smile and Cruse Bereavement Support. I currently work with Lifecraft, supporting families across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that have been bereaved by suicide, with CEAACC (Cambridgeshire Expressive Arts & Counselling Centre), and with CRCC (Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre).

I have a Diploma in Counselling and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics.

My additional training includes:

Diploma in Trauma Counselling

Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma

Diploma in Domestic Abuse & Violence Awareness

Sexual Abuse

PABBS Postvention Support Training

Bereavement Foundation Course; Cruse Bereavement Support

Working with Children & Young People; Cruse Bereavement Support
Suicide Bereavement
Suicide Mitigation

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

No charge for the introductory call.

I am able to offer a discounted rate to a limited number of people.

Further information

We can have sessions in-person at a central Ely location, online (Teams), or on the phone. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss starting counselling sessions with me.

Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Marie Paisley
Marie Paisley