Marie Winefield, FdSc (Distinction), MBACP

Marie Winefield, FdSc (Distinction), MBACP

About me

I understand that there are times in your life when you may be feeling overwhelmed, or have ongoing feelings of anxiety, isolation or sadness. You may be experiencing feelings of frustration, shame or anger with your life or the people in it. Or maybe you are feeling stuck and questioning who you are and your value or purpose.

These feelings may have been bought on by a specific event, for example, an unhappy relationship or break up, children leaving home, an illness or the death of a loved one. Or maybe they have been ongoing for some time. Whatever the reason, I am here to help.

I offer a confidential environment, a different perspective and a supportive relationship with no judgement or assumptions. I will not tell you what to do. I will work with you to develop your own self-trust giving you the confidence to make the right decisions for you. Only you know what's best for you.

Getting Started

Choosing a counsellor can be daunting, so can I suggest the following steps to get you started:

1. Take a look though my site to decide if I could be a good fit for you.

2. Either call me or send me an email and we can schedule a 30 minute free telephone conversation to discuss what brings you to counselling.

3. If we both agree to take it further, we will schedule our first session and take it from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifying with Distinction in Humanistic Counselling from Greenwich University, I have experience in helping people with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, life changes, personal development, bereavement and low self-esteem.

I have a Diploma in Mindfulness which can be helpful for those suffering from anxiety and the stresses of everyday life.

For the past 8 years I have had the privilege of volunteering at The Passage Homeless Charity in London where I have learned so much from my clients as I support them through difficult times. I also volunteer at a low-cost counselling service, and a domestic abuse charity.

As a counsellor I never stop learning and updating my skills, and I regularly attend Continual Professional Development workshops and lectures to increase my knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of my client's needs. Recently these workshops included the topics of Eating Disorders, Addiction, Trauma and Domestic Abuse.

Before transitioning to my vocation in counselling, I was the owner of a successful coaching and communications consultancy business that provided services to corporate companies for 23 years. This has given me a deep understanding of how a stressful corporate life can take its toll and impact relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

I abide by a strict code of ethics and through my membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I continually keep abreast of best practices, standards and updates to UK laws.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Counselling Room
  • Counselling Room Interior

Fees

* Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm £45 for 50 minutes
* Evening appointments 5pm to 9pm £55 for 50 minutes
* There are a limited number of low-cost sessions available during the day

When choosing a counsellor it is essential that you find someone you feel totally comfortable with and who has the appropriate skills. I therefore offer an initial 30 minute phone consultation free of charge which will enable us both to assess if you will benefit from counselling and if we are the right fit.

Further information

My counselling practice runs from a detached, private room in Cobham where you can be assured of your privacy and confidentiality. It's a 10-minute walk from Cobham and Stoke D'Abernon train station and from Cobham High Street. It has private off-street parking.

Counselling can be taken on a short or long-term basis depending on your needs. This will be continually assessed in our work together.

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

“Marie was my counsellor at a time in my life when I was dealing with a lot of anxiety. She is a fantastic listener and as soon as I started having counselling with Marie, I felt at ease. She created a safe space which allowed me to relax and therefore be more ‘real’ with my feelings.

Marie was non-judgemental and hugely empathic. Marie is compassionate, kind, caring and understanding, and I would highly recommend her. She gave me invaluable support during a difficult time.” SM

Maps & Directions

Cobham, KT11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

I do not have wheelchair access, but I can offer counselling via the telephone or Skype.

Availability

I offer weekday and evening appointments

Types of client

Adults
Older adults