Marion Naylor MBACP (Accred)

Marion Naylor  MBACP (Accred)

6 Holsworthy Close
Lower Earley

07580 780844

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6 Holsworthy Close
Lower Earley

07580 780844

About me

Are you feeling lost, unheard?  You needn't be alone. I'm an experienced counsellor offering a peaceful confidential environment where you can explore current or past problems that seem hard to manage (optional free 30 minute initial session). With support and space consider your best way forward, counselling can give you an opportunity to have a say about your life.

Having worked in caring professions for many years I continue to recognise how everyone's needs are individual.

My passion to help people continues. With wide, varied experience I work warmly and sensitively at your pace, without telling you what to do.

Overwhelming, challenging problems sometimes feel easier with a helping hand. With empathy and understanding I remain open without judging you or issues important to you, like:

  • anxiety,
  • feeling stuck, as though you're at a crossroads in your life,
  • trauma,
  • depression,
  • sad, unhappy,
  • low self-esteem,
  • dissatisfied with your life,
  • addictions,
  • anger,
  • domestic violence,
  • abuse (physical, emotional, sexual),
  • eating disorders,
  • bullying,
  • relationships,
  • life-change,
  • bereavement - loss, death, divorce, redundancy.

Your sessions are an opportunity for you to have a voice.

I offer daytime and evening sessions Monday-Friday, and also Saturday morning/afternoon sessions. All are available on a short or long-term basis with availability often at short notice.

My comfortable counselling room is in my home in Lower Earley within easy reach of Reading, Wokingham, Woodley, Twyford, Bracknell and the M4/A329M. I also offer home visits if this is more convenient for you.

The number and frequency of sessions you have is your choice so enabling you to decide what feels right for you. 

Thank you for considering counselling with me, please see below for further details.   You may contact me by email, telephone (with voicemail facility) or text message. Parking is usually available outside my home and bus/train routes are nearby.  I can send/give you directions on request as necessary.

Training, qualifications & experience

Couples Counselling - Completed December 2016, Basingstoke Counselling Service.
BACP Accreditation - 2013
Diploma in Counselling - Buckinghamshire New University, 2010.
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Intermediate) - Thames Valley University (Reading), 2005.
Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2003

Wide, continuing experience of adult and youth counselling in agency settings.
Bereavement/loss counsellor - can include issues in health, death (people or animals/pets), fear of death, divorce, relationships/attachment, redundancy - whatever is important to you.                                       
Experience/work/understanding clients with addiction issues.
Experience/work with disabled children.
Former Registered General Nurse and Midwife.
Former foster carer.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to the Ethical Framework in my practice.

Accepting first steps to counselling can feel daunting, I offer an introductory session (see below).  I then work with you very much at your pace.

Below are details of my session times, with sessions often available at short notice. 

Thank you for reading my profile. I look forward to your call, email or text message if you would like to arrange sessions and/or discuss anything about sessions with me.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Sessions for individual clients are £40.00 for one hour (60 minutes).
Reduced fees for students and clients on low income or unemployed.

Appointments available Monday-Friday (daytime or evenings) and Saturday mornings/afternoons.

Acknowledging how counselling can seem daunting, I offer an optional 30 minute introductory session free of charge where we can meet giving you opportunity to decide whether I could be the right counsellor for you. A comfortable relationship is important for us to work together.

Payment can be made by cash or cheque, and at the end of each session please.

You may contact me by telephone (with voicemail facility), email or text message - I endeavour to reply to you within 12 hours.

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, practising in accordance with the Ethical Framework.

Regular supervision and continuous personal development (workshops and literature) ensure I remain up to date as possible in my work.

Workshops I have attended during the past 18 months are:

- 'Trauma', June 2016.
- 'Psychological Aspects of Self-harm', October 2016.
- 'Creative Supervision', November 2016.
- 'Couples Counselling', November/December 2017.
- Transgender/Gender Dysphoria, January 2017.
- 'Self-harm, Self-care and the Way Between', February 2017.

- 'Ethical Dilemmas, February 2017.

- 'Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing', February 2017.

- 'Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Counselling, March 2017.

- 'Home and Migrations', March 2017.

- 'Safeguarding:Sex and the Underage Teen', April 2017.

- 'The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space', January 2018.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG6 3AH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Appointments available Monday-Friday (daytime or evening) and Saturday mornings/afternoons.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme