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BA (Hons) BACP Registered Professional Counsellor

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Marie and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. 

I appreciate how daunting and possibly overwhelming it can be trying to choose a counsellor. It might even be difficult to reach out and ask for help but please remember that sometimes we all struggle and feel anxious or depressed and sometimes we just need someone to talk to. 

Counselling can provide you with that place to talk as well as helping you to make positive changes and find a way forward so please don't be afraid to get in touch. I am very approachable and will always aim to respond to you as soon as I can.

​I am very gentle and patient and I work with the belief that you are the expert on yourself and therefore I respect your thoughts and feelings. Everything you experience is valid and I will not judge you. ​My aim is to offer a friendly and non-judgmental space for you to talk openly and in confidence.

Some of the issues and difficulties I can help and support you through include:​ anxiety and stress, PTSD and trauma, depression and low mood, abuse, ​difficult relationships, anger management​, loss, bereavement and grief, low self esteem and low confidence. 

​If you have any questions or you would like to book an appointment please call, text or email me. If I am unavailable please leave me a voicemail or text me for a quicker response.

Training, qualifications & experience

​I worked for several years in a variety of agencies and charities prior to starting my own private practice. My previous experience includes volunteering for Rape Crisis, Cruse Bereavement Care, The Bereavement Counselling Charity and an NHS GP Surgery counselling people for a wide variety of reasons.

My qualifications include:

  • BA Hons in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (First Class)
  • Diploma DipHE in Gestalt Counselling (Merit)
  • Level 3 Counselling Diploma
  • Basic Counselling Skills

I also attend workshops and training throughout the year.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £40.00 for trainee counsellors and £50.00 for all other clients. 

When I work

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Further information

If you decide to book an appointment you might be wondering what to expect.

To give you an idea, a typical first session will involve me asking some questions about you and what it is that is troubling you or causing you concern. This might be something specific that you can identify easily or a general, less obvious feeling that is difficult to describe. Either is fine and I will do my best to help you explore not only what is causing you difficulty but also what you would like from the counselling sessions. You only need to share what you feel comfortable sharing. I work in a respectful manner and am guided by you at all times.

It is important that you feel at ease with me so with this in mind, it is your choice whether you book any further sessions. Should you wish to have further sessions I will go through a working agreement (contract) with you.

From then on, sessions are usually weekly although it is possible to have fortnightly sessions instead. Each session is your space to talk about whatever it is you would like to bring to the session. 

Fareham, Hampshire, PO17

Southsea, Hampshire, PO5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Doxy

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