I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story
I imagine you are here because you are looking for some help. Sometimes we do not feel able to confide in our family, friends or doctor and we need to look for help, and support elsewhere. I am a down to earth and understanding counsellor and I hope by reading on you will see how I can help you.
My name is Marion and I offer counselling and psychotherapy from my private practice in Ealing. My practice is also convenient for people living in Hanwell, Greenford or Acton. It has good transport links and parking and is therefore also accessible for people coming from further afield. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
There is not very much difference between counselling and psychotherapy. Generally the word ‘counselling’ is used for short term work where the focus is on problem solving. ‘Psychotherapy’ is more often used where the emphasis is placed on deeper emotional problems and may last a number of years.
You may decide to come for counselling about a specific problem and then choose to spend longer looking at a range of issues and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
The most important aspect of counselling is the professional relationship you build up with your counsellor. A good relationship in therapy is one which is non judgemental and respectful and involves the establishment of trust. I aim to provide a safe, empathic and confidential environment for you to explore your problems and issues.
It is very important that you find a therapist who feels right for you and who you feel safe and comfortable working with. Please check out the testimonials to see what clients have said about therapy with me.
I work with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I have considerable experience as a bereavement counsellor and as a mental health counsellor and I offer these areas of counselling as well as the areas listed below.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be
Looking for supervision? I have a diploma in Supervision, and more than 20 years’ experience as a supervisor of social workers, probation officers and volunteers. I am now building on that experience by offering supervision to counsellors. I am trained integratively and work relationally. My aim is to foster a trusting, open and enabling relationship in which you can develop your practice in the best interests of your clients as well as your own development. I am also available to offer supervision to trainees and where there is financial hardship I can offer a reduced rate.
Marion helped me through a particularly difficult time in my life. At times when it can feel really difficult to get through life alone, having someone to talk to can make a world of difference. Marion is a very warm person and I felt comfortable around her to talk through my problems. I would highly recommend Marion as a counsellor
Marion has given me the rite therapeutic conditions to grow, emotionally and mentally and I feel so much stronger in all the roles that make me the woman I am today. Marion helped me open my Pandoras box! I had some deep routed issues and in a trusting, nurturing and supportive space I felt able to deal with the concerns that was presented. My journey to self-appreciation, has been difficult but I realize that without compassion and empathy, the journey to self-realization can be even more arduous alone. I have found every session invaluable and now find myself able to ‘breathe’ and grow with the confidence and esteem that had stunted my growth to date. I humbly say, thank you...
I spent a few months visiting with Marion both through a charity and privately and always found her to be both sensitive, yet objective. She is the best counsellor I have been to see since the death of my parents, so much so that after she helped me, I recommended her to a close friend, whom has since very much turned onto a better path.
Working with Marion Dunn has been a wonderful eye opening experience for me. I was able to build up my confidence through working with her and we had a wonderful trusting relationship. Marion has helped me through many difficult aspects of my life and supported and encouraged me to take big steps into improving my life. I am very grateful for the work we have both accomplished together. She is a lovely, genuine and very caring person, with a wealth of experience. I truly recommend a first meeting with her.
you are the best counsellor in this universe….I’m a full time technician / manager in my second full time position. If you can use any of this as confirmation of your abilities as a counsellor , do so , because you are the reason I’ve carried on and the reason I can see sense through tough emotional times.
My therapy with Marion was a wonderful and transformative experience. Marion took the time to understand my situation in depth, and had a great range of therapeutic tools and techniques at her fingertips, ready to help. She adapted the therapy on offer as various situations arose or resolved themselves. Marion is a wonderfully warm, funny and caring person, and this underpins her whole therapeutic style. She cares deeply about her clients and their progress. We have gone on a long therapeutic journey together, with her gently guiding me every step of the way, and I can honestly say that it has been an immeasurably positive experience. I highly recommend Marion to anyone who wants a real, human connection with a real, human therapist.
I qualified as a social worker in 1986 but no longer work in this field. Most recently I have been working with women within the NHS mental health system.
I have experience of working in an addiction agency and with an agency specialising in bereavement.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanist Counselling which means that I can choose from a number of approaches to help you with your difficulties. Integrative Counselling encompasses different theoretical schools, such as Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Cognitive-Behavioural. The aim of Integrative Counselling is to create a unique therapeutic style of working to fit each client. I have a number of theories and ways of working which I can draw on to help you with your particular circumstances.
Since training I have qualified as an Intuitive Eating counsellor so can help you with bulimia and binge eating disorder. I can assist you with developing a more healthy relationship with food and your body.
I have a diploma in Mindfulness which can be a useful therapy in itself or as an addition to other forms of therapy.
I have a diploma in Supervision.
I offer open ended (no ending agreed upon) or contracted/short term counselling (6-24 sessions). This offers you a choice which feels right for you in terms of financial and emotional commitment.
If we agree to work together my fee is £60 for a 50 minute session. However, some lower fee places are available for students or those on a low wage, so do ask.
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor. Integrative Counselling encompasses different theoretical schools, such as Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Cognitive-Behavioural. The aim of Integrative Counselling is to create a unique therapeutic style of working to fit each client. I have a number of theories and ways of working which I can draw on to help you with your particular circumstances.