FK14 7HW, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Other
Session types
Face to face counselling
Online counselling
Clients
Children
Young People
Adults
Older Adults

Nathalie MAREC

I work with children and young people from 8 years of age and adults.

Prior to counselling, I worked for many years with children and families in local communities and schools.

During this difficult period, you might be feeling overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness or dread and this might be added to other issues in your life such as stress at work, difficulties in your relationship, loss, an illness, experiencing feelings of anxiety, having conflicting or disturbing thoughts or wishing to understand yourself better, counselling can help. Expressing yourself to an independent counselling professional can be easier than opening up to your immediate circle of friends and family at times.

You might find that talking about your feelings with a therapist could help.

I believe, choosing a counsellor you will feel able to trust and feel comfortable and safe with is essential. Sharing difficult , disturbing thoughts and feelings can be daunting and finding a counsellor you feel able to open to might be the first step to an improved sense of wellbeing.

I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and supportive environment where we may explore what matters to you and options available, and where you can:

– feel able to just be yourself; deal with anger, fears, anxieties old and new;

– search for a healthy way to express any issues and feelings you may have;

– try to understand your own attitudes and behaviours;

– explore changes you might want to make in your life;

– simply take time for yourself and your personal development.

Together we can work on helping you make sense of how you feel, in time helping you feel more in control and more able to live your life as fully as you wish.

 

Date Qualified
Training, Qualifications and Experience
  • 2014- Counselling Skills Course
  • 2016-  Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling -The Uni. of Strathclyde
  • 2019- Certificate for Counselling Children and Young People (11-18 years) at the University of Strathclyde.
  • 2020- Certificate for: Teacher of  Mindfulness for adults (MBLC-Mindfulness Based Living Course) with The Mindfulness Association.
  • 2020- Certificate for mentoring ‘Seasons for Growth’ Programme for Adolescents- Grieving/ bereavement.

Experience:

  • Grief/Bereavement (adults) counsellor at Strathcarron Hospice.
  • Counsellor at Safe Space in Fife, supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse- 2016-2019 then starting again in October 2020.
  • Counsellor/wellbeing worker in Secondary school and in a primary school with Wellbeing Scotland-Clackmannanshire.
  • Private practice: generic counselling, Employee Assistance Programme (companies)
  • Teaching mindfulness to small groups of adults online (face to face groups in the future)  (MBLC programme as described above)

Training:

I have attended diverse training workshops in order to develop and improve my work with clients; which means I can offer you, the client, different ways to express yourself and an open mind towards whatever you might bring to therapy.

Trauma, childhood sexual abuse and its long-term effects, Dissociative Identity Disorder, ‘chair work’ to deal with underlying and unexpressed feelings, use of a journal for self-expression, use of ‘play’ and ‘art’ activities when words are not enough, self-harm, anxiety and depression, awareness of feelings/emotions and breathing exercises, mindfulness for adults and young people.

  • I integrate mindfulness, when appropriate, into my practice as I believe it to be extremely useful in enabling individuals to develop ways of dealing with life events and relationships in a more self-aware, self-caring and fulfilling manner. For example: breathing exercises, noticing feelings of anger, anxiety or fear before they become overwhelming.

I adhere to COSCA ethical framework which includes regular supervision and continuous personal and professional development.

Prior to counselling, I worked for many years with children and families in local communities and schools.

Mindfulness
Person-centred therapy
Anxiety
Child related issues
Childhood bereavement
Childhood bullying
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Depression
Depression and anxiety in children
Discrimination
Dissociation
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Loneliness
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Separation and divorce
Sexual abuse
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Relationship problems
Trauma
Work-related stress
Young carers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (4.30-7.30 pm); 
Wednesdays, (10.30am-7.30pm). I am working face to face as long as it is safe to do so and also offering online sessions.

£40-£30

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