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What's your story? Everyone has a story to tell and everyone’s story is unique. You are a beautiful, one-of-a-kind individual. Your voice is important. One of the functions of counselling is to allow you to tell your story and be heard by someone who will listen without judgement. Clients are often surprised how, by simply talking to someone who is trained to listen, they gain new insight and understanding of their situation.
You may be experiencing depression, stress, feelings of loneliness or anxiety. Perhaps you are struggling with guilt or shame. You may have suffered a bereavement or the loss of a relationship. Maybe you have never told anyone about your situation. Perhaps you feel that nobody cares or understands.
I am an experienced, accredited counsellor and have worked with clients of all ages in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools, charities and the voluntary sector. My aim is not only to provide a safe place where you will feel listened to, believed and accepted, but also to empower you to understand and make sense of your feelings and emotions.
A particular type of therapy I offer is Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) which is a time-limited (16-week) therapy which has been specifically developed for the treatment of Depression.
I have also undertaken specific training in the area of infant loss, including stillbirth, miscarriage and abortion. The loss of a child or the inability to conceive is often misunderstood. These feelings of not being heard can make the pain of such loss even harder to bear. I am trained in working with eating disorders and also have a particular interest in supporting D/deaf and hard of hearing clients including those newly diagnosed with hearing loss and/or tinnitus. I hold a Signature Level 2 qualification in British Sign Language.
Whatever you are facing right now, finding someone to listen and understand is the first step to feeling better. The hardest part about getting help is accepting that you need it and the fact that you are reading this shows that you have already done that. Why not email me or give me a ring today? If you are still not sure, have a look at my website www.marionjaytherapy.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Approved Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner, accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
Many post-qualification Professional Development courses undertaken including working with trauma and Infant loss and eating disorders.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creative therapy, Bibliotherapy
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Initial Assessment session (50 minutes) £50
Ongoing 50 minute sessions £50
When I work
I offer weekday daytime and evening appointments
I am currently offering online sessions via Zoom as well as in person appointments in Central Edinburgh.
For more information, please see my website.