Marie Staff

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BSc, PgCert, PgDip
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Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9NF
Available for new clients
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About me

Hello, my name is Marie. I offer a unique blend of psychosynthesis,Internal Family systems and nature-based therapy in the beautiful grounds of Ashburnham Place, Battle, and face-to-face sessions in London Bridge and Tunbridge Wells.

I understand that you might be here because you’re seeking support. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, or a low mood has taken its toll. With over 10 years of experience supporting people with similar issues in the NHS, I know how challenging these times can be. What I’ve learned on my personal journey is that symptoms of fear and sadness are not signs of inadequacy but valuable messages indicating that something within you needs attention. Are you listening to the subtle signals your body and psyche are trying to communicate?

In my practice, I use a psychosynthesis approach, which is based on the belief that every person has the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Many of us only tap into a fraction of our potential. Through psychosynthesis counseling, we explore the feelings, thoughts, and sensations that arise during crises or challenges, recognising that these moments also carry the potential for new growth. While we can’t always control what happens to us, we can choose how we respond and relate to these events.

I offer online sessions, face-to-face therapy, and nature therapy in a peaceful woodland in the heart of East Sussex. This tranquil environment can provide a unique and healing space for you to explore and address your concerns.

If this message resonates with you, please do get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a (BSc) Degree in Psychology. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in  CBT interventions specialising in anxiety and depression working at the NHS. Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGDip) and I am also an Internal family systems (IFS) informed practitioner.

I trained at the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust and I am a member of the BACP (MBACP) which employs a strict code of ethics to ensure the highest standards of practice. I am also a Member of the BABCP.

My psychosynthesis training was integrative (drawing from all schools of psychology) and I have a tendency toward depth work. Psychosynthesis supports transformation encouraging our fullest realisation of ourselves to be met.

I am also trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) IFS and psychosynthesis share a similar philosophy and are an integral part of my work.

A big part of my practice is supporting people outdoors , allowing people to get the benefit of natures medicine.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have availability Monday- Thursday

Further information

I offer outdoor therapy, this can be whatever you would like it to be, we have 220 acres of ancient woodland to explore, we can walk and talk, we can find shelter and just be still , we can make a little fire and share a cup of tea or we can sit on a bench and stare out to the lake, its your special time just for you.

I also have a little room nestled at Ashburnham place near Battle, if you want to be indoors we have the opportunity to do this to 

I also offer online appointments, if you want to take it outside you can always find your favourite tree near you to feel that connection.

I currently have availability, please get in touch for more information

Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9NF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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