Hi, I'm Marrissa,
I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor. This means I am able to adapt my sessions using different theories to ensure your needs are met.
I am trained at Level 5 in BTEC Diploma Therapeutic Counselling and have a Level 3 in Safeguarding Adults and Child Protection.
I have continued my professional development and have completed a Certificate in Supervision., using the Seven Eyed Model. I am also a Reiki Practitioner and spiritual and can offer support using mindfulness.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines.
I am currently employed with The Priory and work as a telephone Counsellor at MSI. I am also a Specialist Mentor supporting students at Bristol University.
I have over 16 years' experience of working within the Education sector and worked at both Primary and Secondary Schools as a School Counsellor. I have worked from ages as young as 5, using a variety of creative methods.
I recognise the demands for a much needed service and have set up my own private practice working from my home in Bradley Stoke.
I am truly passionate about what I do and strive to make a difference to other peoples’ lives.
Marrissa (DipHe, MBACP)
What is an Integrative Counsellor?
As the name suggests, it is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. The advantage of this is that sessions can be tailored to meet your needs. Here are some examples of approaches that I use during our sessions:
Humanistic – focuses on self-development and personal growth. It is a non-directive and non judgmental approach that can facilitate a client to reaching their full potential.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – can help understand the thoughts and feelings that influence your behaviour and manage problems by changing the way you think and behave.
Psychodynamics – is based on unconscious thoughts and perceptions that have been developed through childhood experiences.