Marie Stark

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Cowdenbeath, Fife, KY4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, and welcome.

I'm Marie, a passionate and empathetic Children and Young People Counsellor committed to supporting young minds through life's twists and turns. 

I understand that each individual is unique and internal struggles may arise whilst navigating the complexities of childhood and adolescence, that's where I come in. I acknowledge how important it is for young people to feel heard and listened to. Together, we can explore their strengths and foster a positive mindset that will set the foundation for a healthier and fulfilling future.

Who is Marie -  

I have years of experience in Trauma-focused therapy as well as within a School setting. My counselling approach is Pluralistic which means, that each person is different and unique, they may need different things at different times within their counselling journey. 

What to Expect -

Each of my sessions lasts up to one hour, I prioritise creating a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive environment where my clients can explore life's challenges. 

I offer a Free Initial Online Appointment where we can meet and I can introduce myself and my service, this also gives you a chance to ask any questions that you may have and to make sure that I am the right counsellor for you. 

I'm here to support your family on this journey. If have any questions about my counselling services, feel free to reach out.


Training, qualifications & experience


Counselling Diploma -

  • Humanistic 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Psychodynamic 
  • Person Centred Approach 
  • Pluralistic 
  • Psychopathology
  • Children and Young People

Training -

  • Working with Addictive Behaviour, Substance Abuse
  • Trauma Practitioner 
  • Group Counselling 
  • Loss, Grief and Bereavement 
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • First Aid 
  • Eating Disorder 
  • Autism - ADHD 

Experience -

I have worked as a counsellor supporting both Adults/Children and Young People working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and abuse (sexual, emotional, physical and financial). Through the years I have worked within school settings and Fife Rape and Sexual Assult Centre.

I pride myself on my knowledge and understanding of Neurodiversity within the counselling room and appreciate the challenges this may bring. We can work cohesively to make sure that each individual is valued, respected and given the same opportunity to be supported. 

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£25.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free Initial Telephone/Online session 

£25.00 per session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I understand that working hours differ for everyone, if there is a time that you would like please get in contact as my hours can sometimes be flexible.


Further information

Member Organisation -

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP). I am bound by and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.

MBACP Registered Member 396966

Cowdenbeath, Fife, KY4

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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