Marie Sivewright - Registered MBACP (Accredited)
Do you feel you have become stuck? Or that you are not living life as fully as you would wish?
At some point, most of us are faced with difficulties. The process of confronting and solving these issues can be painful and provoke strong emotions. It's understandable that we would want to avoid this pain. Yet it is often exploring these very feelings and experiences that allows us to free ourselves from the burden that they bring, and in doing so we can come to a deeper understanding of our lives.
I see my role as supporting and guiding you through this process, and offering you a confidential space in which to explore the areas of your life you choose to bring to therapy. I see the relationship between us as being central to the work that I do, and a fundamental part of therapy.
As an Integrative therapist I can draw on a number of different counselling approaches in order to best meet your needs. Some clients may feel it is of benefit to explore issues from their past, whilst others prefer to focus on the here and now. I am guided by what you, the client, need, and what you are ready and willing to work with.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons), MSc, Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Clinical Supervision, RGN, MBACP (Registered)
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have offered counselling in a variety of settings, including the NHS, GP surgeries, voluntary agencies and addiction services.
I have also worked as a professional facilitator for groups, supporting parents and carers in coping with stressful health related conditions.
I trained at the Mary Ward Centre in London in Integrative Counselling, and feel this multi-stranded style of counselling allows me to adapt my approach to different clients as we are all individuals with unique needs.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from the Northern Guild in Newcastle.
I attend regular supervision that supports me in my practice and ensures I work ethically.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40.
My supervision fees are currently £40 per hour or £60 for 90 minutes.
The duration of your counselling can vary from one or two sessions up to several months, depending on what you feel is necessary. Sessions are usually weekly, but this can be tailored to your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays and Wednesdays daytime and Friday mornings- appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have completed a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from the Northern Guild in Newcastle.