About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, young people and couples. I have a natural ability to empathise with my clients and am able to offer the support they need whilst working together to find tailor-made solutions. My clients often reflect on how their own journey has progressed through therapy with me, and many of my referrals come through word of mouth and the resulting network I have developed over the years.

Before training to be a therapist at the University of Surrey, I worked in management and Human Resources. I currently hold a post of teaching Psychology, as well as work in Private Practice. This experience, as well as my experience of working in other countries has enriched my ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and professions.

My Approach

I make use of an integrative approach, drawing on various therapies including humanistic therapies, (person-centred Approach), solution focused, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). My training allows me to draw from a wide range of psychological assessments and therapeutic techniques. I understand that not everything works for everyone and as such I am able to tailor my approach to your individual needs.

The therapeutic relationship is important and as such I aim to build a secure and trusting relationship from the outset, providing a safe environment in which they can explore their problems, thoughts and feelings. I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on the needs of the client. I offer daytime, evening and Skype appointments from my private practice in Farnham town centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc, Therapeutic Psychology, University of Surrey

BSc, Psychology and Counselling, Roehampton University

Continued professional development

Understanding and Managing Personality Disorders

CBT training


Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£80 per 50 minute appointment for individuals.

£100 per hour for couples / Family session

FREE half hour initial consultation for us to meet and briefly discuss what you are facing and work together on a possible way forward.(no obligation).


Day time and evening appointments available. Monday to Friday

Further information

Type of clients

I have worked successfully with adults and young people on a variety of issues. The following is not an exhaustive list:
•   Eating Disorders – mainly Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.
•   Abuse
•   Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
•   Difficulties at work, low self esteem.
•   Trauma
•   Anger
•   Bereavement/Loss of meaning in life and coping with change
•   Relationship difficulties
•   Self harm.


Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited and Skype.

Additional Information

I am fully insured and I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I adhere to their ethical framework.

Carlton Psychology, 8 Carlton Yard
Victoria Road (Central Carpark)

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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Marion Downey

Marion Downey