Marja Coombes

Marja Coombes

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About me

For whatever reason, is life getting you down? Talking to people you know about your problems is difficult and awkward. You don't want to upset them, but you want to feel better.

Counselling can help.

Whatever your difficulties you will be able to live the life you want. As a Counsellor, supervisor and trainer with over 20 years experience, I have met and worked with many brave people who have faced difficulties in their lives.

With the right counselling, people from different backgrounds, walks of life and cultures as well as all ages from 6 to 76 have been able to explore what has been troubling them. They get a better understanding of themselves and their issues and consequently gained more control.

This in itself enables the possibility of change.

I offer a confidential, supportive and warm environment which is free of judgement.
We explore areas of your life you would like to improve, change or simply understand better.

I work in an integrative way which means that I draw on different counselling theories and by understanding your issues and where the problems come from, you will be able to change yourself and live the life you want.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling.
Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
Higher Degree Groups and Social Studies.
Bereavement Training.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Brief Therapy.
Working with Disruptive Adolescents training.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. That also means that I am fully insured and committed to continuing professional development.

Apart from working with adults and the many diverse issues they bring, I also have a wealth of experience of working with children and young people and run a Counselling Service for children, young people and adolescents in different schools.

Young people today have issues like stress/bullying/friendship issues, not getting on with peers or teachers, not wanting to go to school, feeling inadequate and low self-esteem, exam/stress/eating disorders, social network issues, online bullying, issues at home, difficult relationship with parents and or step parent.

Talking to friends, family or parents about the issues you have is difficult.

Counselling could be a welcome relief for them to talk about the problems they have with somebody outside their usual life. We can look at things from a different perspective and try to find solutions and hopefully positive changes.

Everybody should be happy.

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My Counselling fees are £40 per hour.

I can offer some concessions depending on your financial circumstances.

Counselling Students. I can offer reduced rates, please call to discuss.

Clinical Supervision fees are £40 per hour.

Clinical Supervision for Students. I can offer reduced rates, call to discuss.

Further information

One to one Counselling. The initial consultation is an assessment session which gives us both an opportunity to explore what has brought you to Counselling and what your expectations of Counselling are.

I will try to answer all your questions to the best I can and asses if Counselling is the best intervention for you.

It is also very important that we both feel comfortable working together, as this is vital if Counselling is to be effective.

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Dutch


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Day time and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme