Tel. +44-7903-100-887   mari@counsellingroom.org 

The Counselling Room
MY STORY I have always been interested in people and what makes them tick, the way they look at the world and their motivations I had wanted to train to be a counsellor for many years but I was busy with my young son and my mother was becoming more needy so it was put on the back burner. Sadly, my mother died suddenly and, by that time, my son was no longer a small child so this gave me the opportunity to study at last.  I enrolled on a BACP accredited course studying counselling and psychology which included working with clients who referred it themselves to the service – it definitely wasn’t easy but I persevered.  After qualifying, I worked for Mind, in Alcohol Treatment, GamCare (for problem gamblers and their families), GP surgeries, colleges, prisons but now I work exclusively in private practice.  I particularly enjoy helping clients overcome anxiety and depression.  In my experience, this is frequently rooted in low self esteem and low confidence which is something I have experienced.  It followed me through life, stopping me from taking advantage of opportunities, always believing I wasn’t good enough and that others were better than me – never having the confidence to believe that I could do anything I wanted.  Feeling powerless when others disrespected me and believing that I deserved it.  On day I decided – no more!   I am very proud of who I am now and how far I have come and I love helping others to do the same.  I don’t want anyone to miss out on life’s amazing opportunities because their self esteem or confidence is holding them back. 
Mari
The Counselling Room
Tel. +44-7903-100-887   mari@counsellingroom.org

 

MY STORY I    have   always   been   interested   in   people   and what   makes   them   tick,   the   way   they   look   at the world and their motivations I   had   wanted   to   train   to   be   a   counsellor   for many   years   but   I   was   busy   with   my   young son    and    my    mother    was    becoming    more needy   so   it   was   put   on   the   back   burner. Sadly,    my    mother    died    suddenly    and,    by that   time,   my   son   was   no   longer   a   small child    so    this    gave    me    the    opportunity    to study    at    last.        I    enrolled    on    a    BACP accredited   course   studying   counselling   and psychology    which    included    working    with clients    who    referred    it    themselves    to    the service    –    it    definitely    wasn’t    easy    but    I persevered.      After   qualifying,   I   worked   for Mind,   in   Alcohol   Treatment,   GamCare   (for problem   gamblers   and   their   families),   GP surgeries,   colleges,   prisons   but   now   I   work exclusively in private practice.  I   particularly   enjoy   helping   clients   overcome anxiety   and   depression.      In   my   experience, this   is   frequently   rooted   in   low   self   esteem and    low    confidence    which    is    something    I have   experienced.      It   followed   me   through life,   stopping   me   from   taking   advantage   of opportunities,     always     believing     I     wasn’t good   enough   and   that   others   were   better than   me   –   never   having   the   confidence   to believe   that   I   could   do   anything   I   wanted.     Feeling         powerless         when         others disrespected     me     and     believing     that     I deserved   it.      On   day   I   decided   –   no   more!         I am   very   proud   of   who   I   am   now   and   how   far I   have   come   and   I   love   helping   others   to   do the   same.      I   don’t   want   anyone   to   miss   out on    life’s    amazing    opportunities    because their   self   esteem   or   confidence   is   holding them back. 
Mari