Marion Downey, BSc, MSc, MBACP, MBPS
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.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£70 per 50 minute appointment for individuals.
£90 per hour for couples / Family session
FREE half hour consultation for us to meet and briefly discuss what you are facing and work together on a possible way forward.(no obligation).
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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evening appointments available. Monday to Friday
Types of client