Marie Potter BA (Hons) Degree Integrative Counselling, Reg MBACP

Marie Potter BA (Hons) Degree Integrative Counselling, Reg MBACP

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Slade Buildings
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About me

Hello, my name is Marie and I am a counsellor working in Gillingham Dorset

I provide one to one counselling in a safe and friendly space that offers the opportunity to explore and make sense of those times when you might feel a little lost, uncertain or stuck. It is easy to feel overwhelmed when this happens and not ask for help; if this is how you feel right now, I would love to hear from you. By us working together you may find clarity, new direction, develop inner strength and resources in order to grow a more positive outlook for the future or acceptance of a situation.

The foundation of my work is based on building a warm, trusting and confidential relationship with you so you feel safe enough to share any thoughts or feelings that you may not have shared before. This can take time and may not always feel easy to do, especially in the beginning; but that is ok, you will be given all the time and space you need.   

As an integrative counsellor I have studied and worked with a number of different approaches. This means I am able to bring a variety of ideas to your sessions and draw on a number of theories which may help deepen your own understanding of yourself or your behaviour and support you in feeling more confident to make changes and move forward.  

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling
FdA Degree in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
Registered Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT (University of Reading)
Psychology and Mental Health (University of Liverpool)
Sexual abuse and related issues
Self harm
Early years attachment
Introduction to Art Therapy
Work and Mental Health
Exercise and Mental Health
Emotions and Emotional Disorders
Exploring Family Health
Life Stories
Developing Creative Practice: Enabling creative contact with clients
Therapeutic Play
Treating intrusive thoughts and the inner critical voice
Creating a life that thrives: Exploring the implications of Positive psychology
Treating anxiety and depression in children and young people

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Accredited register membership


It is important we feel comfortable working together and I offer a free half hour consultation for us to consider this. Sessions are offered at a charge of:

Individual counselling: £45 per session

Student Counsellors: £35 per session

I offer consessions for those on low income and am happy to discuss this with you when we meet.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018) .
I hold an up to date DBS certificate and am ICO registered

Maps & Directions

Gillingham, SP8 4AY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme