Hello, my name is Marie I am an experienced counsellor with a warm friendly manner.
Twelve years ago I began my journey into the counselling profession.
My journey began when I took on a new role within a local school. It was within this new role I began to shine and grow in confidence. The new found confidence and a sense of who I was helped me to help others. I soon realised I had the ability to help those around me to make informed choices, thus enabling them to move forward during their difficult times. Having a capacity to listen, be empathetic to difficult situations and give unconditional positive regard to those young people, families and adults also helped those move forward and live a more fulfilled life.
Managing my own difficulties growing up I feel helped to mould me into the person I have become today. I decided to embrace my new found confidence and love for helping others and began a new journey into becoming a counsellor. It was a difficult journey as I learned a lot about myself and others around me, but the journey was one I would trek again and again. I have, for many years, worked with children and adolescents therapeutically, both in a School setting and in private practice.
I am happily married and have two wonderful children of my own, this in itself has been a valuable journey. I live in the Paignton area and just love the surroundings we have on our doorstep, quite often taking them for granted.