Marion Raymond Reg.MBACP

Marion Raymond Reg.MBACP

Chandler's Ford

07853 155722

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About me

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to have a look at my profile. At times, life can be difficult. Sometimes we have to ask for help and that's okay. Sadness, anxiety, a lack of confidence, difficulty with relationships, depression and many other issues can overwhelm us.

I work with the understanding that 'knowledge is power' and the more you understand what is happening to you; the less you fear what's happening to you. This then enables you to rebuild your life as a happier you, your way, by your rules.

My offer to you is an opportunity to reflect, grow and heal. It is a space where you can safely bring your feelings and difficulties without expectation or judgement.

Counselling can provide you with the inner confidence to explore how and what you would like to change. Maybe traumatic experiences in your past or present life are impacting upon how you want to be and you want help understanding why you may feel that things are not quite right but you can't quite put your finger on it.

I am an integrative and relational counsellor.  This means I can draw on a variety of approaches and theories which are available to me to help me to support you with whatever has brought you here today.

Getting in Touch

Central to any relationship is the collaboration of the two involved. It is therefore very important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose. I invite all potential clients for an initial consultation as a way to help you decide whether you feel I am the right person for you. You are welcome to come along to an initial session with no obligation to continue. I will not charge you for this first initial session.

Please email me for more information or ring me for a chat.

Current and Previous Employment/Volunteering

  • I work for a young peoples' agency where I support young people with issues surrounding abuse, self harm, suicide ideation, dissociation, difficulties with relationships and educational issues.
  • I am an Associate Counsellor for a local trauma agency where I counsel clients from the age of 18+ who are victims of historical sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse and as a result can suffer from personality disorders, dissociation, Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • I have volunteered for a local Agency who specialise in addiction to drugs and alcohol.
  • A Counselling Agency for the local community which attracts people from all 'walks of life' with difficulties with stress, anxiety and general life's difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

L4 Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling
L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists.

I have knowledge and experience of counselling people who have experienced issues relating to drug and alcohol misuse, stress, anxiety, and depression, trauma surrounding pregnancy and birth, personality disorders, and difficulties with phobias and relationships.

Through my specialist training, I am able to support victims and survivors of  sexual abuse and rape, no matter how long ago this happened.

I have attended a variety of workshops for my own continued professional development and research.  Some of these are listed below:-

  • Iron Mill College Conference – Promoting Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Young Children.
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders.
  • Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma – Janina Fisher
  • Curiosity not Conclusions: Assisting not Assuming – Norma Howes
  • Avoidant Attachment and the Defence Against Intimacy – Linda Cundy
  • Trauma Conference, London (3 Days)– Peter Fonagy, Daniel Brown, Otto Van der Hart, Ruth Lanius, Pat Ogden.
  • Healing Broken Bonds: The Consequences of Traumatic Attachment (2 Day workshop) - Janina Fisher
  • Trauma and the Consequences on the Teenage Brain - Norma Howes

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hearing voices

Exam stress


My fee is £40 per session.

Further information

I offer short term and long term counselling, tailored to meet your needs.

I am Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists and I adhere to the guidelines as set out in their Ethical Framework.

I am fully insured and I hold an up-to-date DBS Enhanced Certificate

Maps & Directions

Eastleigh, SO53

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Easily accessible from Eastleigh, Bishopstoke and Winchester. Free parking.


I am pretty flexible; and will work with you to find a time that's suitable for you!

Types of client

Young people
Older adults