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About me

Life can be challenging and feel overwhelming at times and with that can bring feelings of stress, anxiety, depression & a sense of being lost and alone.

Counselling can be life changing, helping you see things much clearer, giving you a deeper understanding of yourself, who you are, and where you want to be.

My name is Marisol Navarro Noriega. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with more than 16 years of experience in the NHS and private health organisations, working with adult individuals, teens, couples and families. I am currently working part-time in different schools around the Tunbridge Wells area as well as in my private practice outside Paddock Wood.

My goal is to help people live life fully. My approach is personalised, diversity sensitive, and down to earth. I am dedicated to practicing responsibly, ethically and to the highest of standards. I offer a trustworthy and confidential relationship, in a secure and safe environment.

I am multi-lingual, culturally aware and welcome clients from any cultural background; I have a personal and clinical interest in issues relating to cultural identity, a sense of belonging and feelings of being ‘uprooted’.

Here at Joys Cottage, I can help you towards a deeper understanding of yourself, your thoughts, feelings and actions to clarify the situation, to understand what is happening, I can help you gain new confidence, control and choice in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, am fully insured and am supervised in accordance with their guidelines.

PG Dip. Systemic and Family Practitioner
BSc Hons Integrative Counselling
Dip. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
• Certificate in Person Centre & Existential therapy.


  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Therapy in multiple tongues with multiple selves.
  • Eating disorder
  • Time-limited psychodynamic counselling
  • Issues of 'race' in the psychotherapy
  • Compulsivity and addiction in the counselling room
  • Co-creating a secure space
  • Working with couples- using an integrative approach
  • Hard to conceive – understanding and working with infertility issues run by BICA.
  • Six category interventions analysis
  • Group dynamics from a Psychodynamic approach
  • Bereavement
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reducting (MBSR)
  • Personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • The secret of the group-work

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are

£60 Individual sessions

£70 Couples Therapy

£80 Family Therapy

I also offer a number of reduced fee spaces for those who find it difficult to afford counselling. There are many reasons for this and I feel it is important that everybody has the chance to access counselling.

Please contact me for further information.

Further information

Joys Cottage Counselling specialises in Intercultural Counselling, Gender Identity, family and youth therapy, face- to- face and/or online.

Over the years I have worked with a variety of people who want to develop their abilities and resolve emotional, personal and relational issues such as communication problems, anxiety, addictions, loss and separation, jealousy and betrayal, obsession, pain and mourning, eating disorders, adolescence, depression and suicidal thoughts.

I believe that, as human beings, we all have the potential to be creative, to maintain satisfactory relationships, a positive sense of self and, ultimately, a meaningful and harmonious existence with ourself and others.

I am dedicated to practicing responsibly, ethically and to the highest of standards. I offer a trustworthy and confidential relationship, in a secure and safe environment.

4 Joys Cottages
Lucks Lane
Paddock Wood
TN12 6PA

Type of session

In person


Marisol Navarro Noriega - Joys Cottage Intercultural Counselling

Marisol Navarro Noriega - Joys Cottage Intercultural Counselling