Marlon Blair

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Dip In Counselling , Cert In Mental Health First Aid, MBACP
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Derby, Derbyshire, DE22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, first, let me introduce myself. My name is Marlon, and I am an Integrative Counsellor, which essentially means that I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach to meet your needs. This enables me to tailor our work together to ensure that you are receiving the very best support that is unique to you.

I offer both short-term and longer-term support, and I have a wealth of experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, addictions, bereavement and low self-esteem. This, however, is not an exhaustive list.

I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP and abide by their ethical framework. Providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients is essential within my work. This offers you the opportunity to explore the challenges that you are facing in a trusted and safe environment.

Over the years, I have learned that despite it being the 21st century, very often, men particularly find it incredibly difficult to speak about the challenges that they are facing in life.  This can often be because they feel that they are not heard, and they can often feel under pressure to keep up a certain persona, where it is taboo or frowned upon to talk about emotions and feelings. This can also be the case for the LGBTQ+ community together with people who are living with disabilities, whether there be physical, learning, psychological and also not forgetting the complexities for the neurodiverse community who usually  don't feel heard or supported. 

Diversity is really important to me as essentially we are all equal and deserve to be treated as such. My passion is to provide a space for people who are struggling to feel heard or maybe even struggling to speak and support them on this journey called life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Specialist Diploma In Counselling Couples
  • Cracking the Code: Creating Lasting Change in Couples Therapy
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling   
  • Care Certificate Derbyshire NHS 
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in counselling Studies 
  • Mental Health First Aid 
  • Mental Capacity Legislation for the Independent Advocacy role – Level 4
  • Health & Social Care (NVQ Level 2) City & Guilds      

I have over 16 years of experience in various areas of the caring professions and the NHS. I have worked in occupational therapy and acute mental health for Derbyshire Health Care Trust, where I have supported people who suffer from one or more Mental Health Illnesses, such as depression, self-harm, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety in different forms, personality disorders and some forms of addiction. I have also completed a level 4 diploma With CBCAP (  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Health and Fitness
  • Couples Counselling 
  • Religious


£45.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

If you are considering working with me, then drop me a message or email, and we can schedule a brief 20/30 min FREE call to provide you with an opportunity to ask me any questions that you may have and also for me to get to know a little about you.

Individual clients: £45 (for 50 minutes or £55 for for an hour),  Couples: £90 per session. 90 minutes

Reduced fees for students requiring counselling as part of their ongoing training requirements.

Daytime and evening appointments are available Friday - Monday.

Weekend appointments are available if required.

Further information

I hold an enhanced DBS, and professional indemnity insurance. I work in accordance with the BACP code of  ethics, and attend fortnightly clinical supervision to ensure this. I engage in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Continued Training:

  • Cruse Loss and Bereavement Training
    Cruse Bereavement services/Derbyshire NHS Foundation Trust (2023)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (2023)
  • The Rational Self and the Emotional Self - Greenlane Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021)
  • CBT Thought Records (2022)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy - Paul Gilbert (2021)
  • Working With Depression- Greenlane Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021)
  • Working with Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Clients: 
    Building a Gender-Affirming Practice - Laura Scarrone Bonhomme (2021)

Derby, Derbyshire, DE22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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