I am a professionally trained, experienced integrative counsellor, together we can explore whatever difficulties you are encountering in a place of warmth and safety in an idyllic setting.
Sometimes life is difficult, we experience anxiety, depression, low self esteem, negative feelings, wondering where to turn. Counselling can help, enabling feelings, thoughts, experiences to be shared confidentially and our voice to be heard.
As human beings we all need security and significance and when these needs are not met it affects how we think about ourselves and others. Counselling provides an opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences, within a safe place; knowing you will be listened to and accepted in a non-judgemental way. It also gives an opportunity to explore issues with a companion who will support us on the journey.
I work as an integrative counsellor, drawing from humanistic and psychodynamic modalities. My approach is relational, as I believe that relationships are fundamental to our well-being, and that our early relationships with caregivers, affect all other relationships.
Therefore, I think that our past informs our present, and who we are today is formed by our life experiences and the choices we have made. I am particularly interested in ‘attachment’ and how this has shaped us. I seek to encourage self-awareness and autonomy, believing that every person is unique and valuable, and has within them, the ability to change.
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling - Newman University
Completing a Diploma in Children and Young People Counselling
Continued professional development in trauma and sexual abuse, shame, anxiety, creative workshop, relationships, genograms, suicide, mindfulness, attachment.
I have been working as a counsellor for the past few years with different counselling agencies.
My experience has been with people of different ages and with a variety of issues including self esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship issues, suicide, separation.
Previously I worked for 16 years for a young people's charity working alongside disaffected young people (11 to 25 year olds), offering guidance and support. Working with many agencies (Social Services, Probation, Education, Benefits, Mental Health, Police). This experience has proved invaluable, enabling me to see life through many different perspectives.
"Marilyn has been greatly instrumental in helping me to understand a lot about myself and to overturn my negative views of myself and repair my damaged self-image following this very difficult period in my life." George
Our counselling room is situated in a beautiful rural setting.
We are based in Aldwincle, allowing easy access to Thrapston, Raunds, Rushden, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Oundle and surrounding villages, via A605, A45, A14, and A6116.
I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance and have regular monthly supervision as per the requirements of BACP
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