Marilia C Whittome
PGDipPsyCouns, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Reg. MBACP, BPsS, MIL
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Lower fees for low incomes, key-workers, unemploed and students.
Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions face-to-face or online (Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, FactTime
Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. Before training in psychology and counselling I worked as a translator/interpreter and in research in health related departments in Higher Education Institutions. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand problems by increasing their awareness of how past relationships may be influencing their current issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties. I also combine psychotherapy with life coaching skills for short-term, solution-focused work with clients wishing to manage their phobias, panic disorders, accumulation of unwanted objects (hoarding/clutter) and many other conditions. I provide a multilingual counselling and psychotherapy service in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese or a combination of these with bilingual clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods (Social Sciences)
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Registered member of the BACP (065105)
- Member of Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (Languages spoken English, French, Spanish, Portuguese)
- Diploma in multilingual translation
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
Reduced fees available on request.
Usual Fees (per session) :
£50 for individuals
(£40 for students and low incomes)
£70 for couples
When I work
Weekdays and evenings
- Skype Counselling
- Online Counselling
- Telephone Counselling