Marilyn Hills

Ilminster, Somerset, TA19
01460249176 01460249176 07540337156 07540337156 Registered / Accredited

About me

I have maintained a private practice for the past 14 years.
The sessions are held at my lovely comfortable home, which is wheelchair accessible. Ideally the sessions are on the same day at the same time, to encourage continuity, when perhaps you feel your life is fragmenting.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and supervisor, registered with UKCP, the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I trained at the Karuna Institute, Devon as a Core Process Psychotherapist.

The half hour introductory session is free, if you would like to extend the time to a full hour I do charge at my normal rate. If you feel you would like to work with me, I ask for an initial commitment of 8 sessions, on the 8th session we have a review and decide together whether to continue the therapy process. I work across the age spectrum, my youngest client was 16 years old and my oldest client was 75 years old. I reserve a number of concessionary sessions, if you are in receipt of benefits or on a low wage.

I believe therapy is a journey, grounded in trust, compassion and empathy and I am deeply concerned with helping you to bring awareness to the conscious and unconscious aspects of your being. I believe that healing comes from an awareness and understanding of the ways we hold on to our suffering, and how our lives have been affected by our past conditioning. One of the core principles of my therapeutic modality, is that awareness is in itself healing and transformative. My modality is Core Process Psychotherapy, which is underpinned by Buddhist psychology, it is a mindfulness based psycho spiritual therapy. I use mindfulness and body oriented techniques, as well as western psychotherapeutic approaches. I am an experienced meditator of many years and I can offer teaching and guidance in basic mindfulness meditation, to help your healing process and your journey of self discovery.


My specialist areas include: anxiety disorders / panic attacks, depression, post natal depression, relationship issues, I have many years of experience working with victims of physical and emotional abuse. Stress, including work related stress, low self esteem and poor body image.

I am a qualified psycho dynamic couples therapist.

My work is regularly supervised and completely confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated from the Karuna Institute in Devon in 2012 where I studied Core Process Psychotherapy for 4 years. Previously, I worked for a national mental health charity, RETHINK, as a counsellor and advocate for families living with and coping with a loved one suffering from a severe mental illness.
I am a registered UKCP psychotherapist and Supervisor.

At the beginning of my practice I have offered an online service using the platform Zoom, for clients and supervisees, who are geographically too far to travel to my therapy room. I will continue to offer that service as part of my practice after the lockdown restrictions are lifted

In 2015 I completed the OPAL Mindfulness based Supervision training in Bath. I am qualified to supervise psychotherapists, counsellors, alternative therapists, trainees social workers, Care Home Managers and all employees working in the caring professions.

I charge £55 per one hour of supervision and offer a reduced rate for students and trainees.

In 2017 I completed the Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship with the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, and in 2018 I completed the Advanced Certificate.

My background and degree is in Fine Arts, and for several years I worked with people with a physical disability as an art therapist. I studied a Master degree in Life Skills, and for many years I ran a skills group for women returning to work, assertiveness training for women and advocacy skills for young adults with a learning disability.

I support my sister who has been suffering from a Bi Polar Disorder for the past 30 years. And I have also helped my son to full recovery from a depressive illness which he experienced in his early teenage years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also am able to offer a beginner's mindfulness meditation training. I am a practising Buddhist and have maintained a meditation practise for the past 30 years.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My fees for one to one psychotherapy sessions are £50 per hour and £65 for couples therapy. I reserve a number of sessions at a reduced negotiable rate for clients who are in receipt of benefits or on a low wage.

Fee per hour for supervision is £55 per hour and I offer a reduced rate for students and trainees.

Further information

Data Protection

All information concerning clients and supervisees is kept in a locked filing cabinet, this includes personal data and session notes. These are not shared with anyone else.

I have monthly supervision for my work and under the ethos of confidentiality all client names are changed.

Ilminster
Somerset
TA19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Tuesday to Friday 9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Supervision

I have recently completed the OPAL MIndfulness Based Supervision training and I am offering low cost supervision at £ 35 per hour while I accrue my hours.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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