About me

Seeking support can feel overwhelming. Not quite sure what it is you actually need? I can help.

I like to keep it simple, because life can be complicated enough.

Has the last year left you anxious, depressed, fearful, bereaved or confused. Has it raised issues with work or relationships?

I can help you whether you need short term support with something you are going through now or to help understand what may be long term or historical issues you are ready to deal with.

There may be something bothering you - but friends and family are not the right people to talk to right now. I can help you with your perspective on situations, if that's what you need or just the opportunity to talk to someone who isn't emotionally attached.

In my counselling I like to offer understanding, no judgement, confidentiality and a safe space to freely share what you are comfortable sharing.

I hope to build a working relationship built on trust to help you change and manage your life differently.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and Accredited member of the BACP and NCS. I have been client-focused for over 12 years. I am also a trainee supervisor able to

Offering video or telephone sessions at the moment, I also offer walking/talking therapy. This may suit those who would rather not be in the confines of a counselling room as some may find this intimidating. This involves going out and walking through the session. Walking is proved to add to your personal well-being and naturally produces endorphins, which also trigger positive feelings in the body.

If you feel talking to someone may just help, then please contact me to discuss your needs and have a informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a CPCAB Diploma in Counselling. I regularly update my skills by attending training days, in subjects such as, trauma, attachment and eating disorders. I am currently  a Trainee Supervisor, with a person centred background.

I have specialised in addiction and family work, domestic abuse having delivered therapeutic programmes and written workshops. ​

I feel passionately about personal learning and growth. Through my work and training have recognised how important self care and self awareness is.

I have worked in welfare, prisons and for charities, building up a solid foundation in client work - first hand. I have also worked for over 3  years within an IAPT NHS setting, working with clients both short term  (6 weeks) to longer term (up to 20 weeks).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees are £45 per session (50 mins) and I offer a reduced rate for trainee counsellors.

As a Trainee Supervisor I also offer reduced rates for supervision.

Availability

Monday to Friday 1pm - 8pm

Further information

I currently have availability for video or telephone sessions. Preferences can be discussed through an informal consultation or enquiry.

Sittingbourne
ME10

Sheerness
ME12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Marisa Coulson

Marisa Coulson