Marie Seary

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Coventry CV1 & London W1W
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (and Complementary Therapist), I offer a warm, empathic, compassionate and non-judgmental approach. I believe it is essential for you to feel connected and safe to the person you're working with.

You may or may not have accessed counselling before but I understand it takes a lot of courage to reach out to someone whom you've never met before. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to help you take the next step to deciding if we can work together.

I work with clients both on a short term and open ended basis. This is normally decided within the first few sessions.

Sessions are currently taking place online, phone and in-person.

Training, qualifications & experience

To date, I have worked in both generic and specialist therapy centres as well as in private practice. Clients have presented with a variety of challenges and have often felt overwhelmed or that there is no one who will really listen to them. Therapy can be a very rewarding process as clients begin to explore and make sense of current challenges and how in some cases past events have shaped them. 

What to expect? Firstly we begin with a free phone or Zoom consultation. It's an opportunity for you to tell me a little more about what's going on for you. You can ask me any questions and I can tell you how I work and share some ideas as to how we might work together. Usually from there, we arrange an initial session. Your first session will involve me taking some practical details and discussing confidentiality. However, I'm very aware that often there has been quite a build up to reaching out, so I encourage clients to begin where feels most pressing. After a few sessions, we usually decide if the work is going to be open-ended or short term.

I have trained in an integrative approach which means I am influenced by a variety of frameworks. This offers clients a creative way of working together as I believe not one approach fits all. Sometimes the work goes beyond traditional talk therapy and explores how our bodies can hold trauma. Trauma can be processed using various tools. However, a key part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship itself.

Prior to my training in counselling, I trained in complementary therapies such as Hypnotherapy - which still inform my practice.

I also spent over 30 years in the social care field with a strong interest in mental health. This has enriched my ability to connect with diverse communities.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£65.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Please note, I also offer shorter and longer session times which apply to online sessions only:

30 mins = £35 

60 mins = £75

90 mins = £100

Fees reflect the level of qualifications, experience and if modalities such as Hypnotherapy are incorporated.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday - Saturday - please contact regarding current spaces available as there might be some availability on Monday and Saturday mornings.

Coventry, West Midlands, CV1

London, Greater London, W1W

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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