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About me

Hello and Welcome, I am Marie, a person centred Counsellor, and as such I am passionate about making a difference in people's lives. I am aware of how anxious you may feel asking for help. You may be feeling overwhelmed. Finding a safe, caring and non-judgemental space within a therapeutic relationship is the first step and a great relief. A space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences in an unbiased, supportive and confidential environment. I will help you make sense of your past or present experiences, allowing you to become clear and confident.

I am based in Shenfield and Brentwood.

Listening, offering empathy and understanding, is proven as the most effective form of help, enabling you to improve your wellbeing.

Person-centred therapy believes that given the right conditions, we all have the capacity for growth and change. I will create a relationship where you feel understood, safe and accepted. By experiencing these conditions you can explore your emotions, make sense of your thoughts and experiences, enabling you to heal, feel empowered and make changes towards a more successful future.

You may, at some time, experience difficulties, isolation and loneliness in your life, leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Talking to me can give you the space to explore issues freely.

Creative therapy may help you find a way of expressing yourself above words. 

Play may be a helpful way to express feelings and deal with emotional issues. It is useful in enabling children work through their anxieties and experiences. 

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I work in accordance to their Ethical framework for the Counselling Professions.

I offer face to face counselling sessions.

Safeguarding trained. Enhanced DBS.

Training, qualifications & experience

Anglia Ruskin University: Child and Young Person Counselling and Psychotherapy

Renew Counselling: Safeguarding. Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy DipHE

(MBACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

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.


From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Brentwood, Essex, CM15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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