Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.

Louis Nizer

Welcome

Chewy, my dog

This is Chewy.

He's a small dog who is kept away from clients in another room. However if you wish and feel it might help he is always happy to join you in the counselling room for cuddles and comfort.

I believe that a different therapy must be constructed for each patient because each has a unique story

Irvin Yalom

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.

What I can help you with

Stress

Relationships

Panic attacks

Anxiety

Trauma

Bereavement

Redundancy

Pregnancy

Domestic violence

Ageing

Depression

Loneliness

Marriage

And many others, contact me

Supervision

We know what we are, but know not what we may be

William Shakespeare

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.

What people say about me

Qualifications and experience


Qualifications I've earned


BSc Social Sciences

MSc Social Work

CQSW Social Work

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Diploma in Mindfulness

Diploma in Supervision

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.


My affiliations


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Intuitive Eating

I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I abide by their ethical framework of good practice.

I am listed on the BACP "It’s Good to Talk" Directory and the Counselling Directory.

My practice is fully insured.


FAQ


How long will I need to come to counselling for?

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.


How much does it cost?

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.


What is Integrative Counselling?

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.


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