Through my own experiences I have learned that however difficult life may currently appear, we all have the capacity to make positive changes. Sometimes we just need some extra support while doing so.
I'm here to understand your experience and help you make sense of why you are feeling the way you are. Then work alongside you at your pace to develop your own self-trust, giving you the confidence to make the right decisions for you.
I offer a confidential environment, a different perspective and a supportive relationship with no judgement or assumptions.
After running a successful Coaching/Communications company, I retrained and qualified with Distinction in Humanistic Counselling from Greenwich University, and gained Accreditation status with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition to my Counselling degree, I have a Diploma in Mindfulness which I use to help bring some calm and peace into the lives of my clients who suffer from anxiety and the stresses of everyday life.
For the past 9 years I have had the privilege of volunteering at The Passage Homeless Charity in London where I have learned so much from my clients as I support them through difficult times. I also volunteer at a low-cost counselling service, and a Domestic Abuse charity.
As a counsellor I never stop learning and updating my skills, and I regularly attend Continual Professional Development workshops and lectures to increase my knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of my client's needs. Recently these workshops included the topics of Eating Disorders, Trauma, Relationship Issues and Domestic Abuse.
Before transitioning to my vocation in counselling, I provided services to corporate companies for 23 years. This has given me a deep understanding of how a stressful corporate life can take its toll, and the impact it can have on relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
I abide by a strict code of ethics, and through my membership of the British Association for
Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I continually keep abreast of best practices,
standards and updates to UK laws.
Marie was my counsellor at a time in my life when I was dealing with a lot of anxiety. She is a fantastic listener and as soon as I started having counselling with Marie, I felt at ease. She created a safe space which allowed me to relax and therefore be more ‘real’ with my feelings. Marie is non-judgemental and hugely empathic. Marie is compassionate, kind, caring and understanding, and I would highly recommend her. She gave me invaluable support during a difficult time. SM