25th November 2017 

Qualifications, Training and Experience

Marcia Atkinson
MSc, BSc, PgCert., MBACP (Accred).

Professional Qualifications
  • MSc Counselling Psychology.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Cultural Diversity and Therapy & Counselling.
  • BSc Psychology with Criminology.
  • Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice of Supervision
  • Certificate in Life Coaching.
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills.
  • Foundation Certificate in Art Therapy.
  • Foundation Certificate in Group Psychotherapy.

    I believe that all of my training will enrichen your counselling experience with me. You will find my service professional, holistic and creative.

    I aim to provide you with additional tools to enhance your everyday life during and especially after the counselling has ended.

    I hope that my natural curiousity and ever enquiring mind will help you to find your own solutions to the questions that might have brought you to counselling in the first place.

    Professional Memberships
  • Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - MBACP (Accred).
  • Certificate of Registration:UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
  • Private Practice
  • Coaching

    Areas of Specialism and Interests
  • Alcohol addiction.
  • Facilitating self development programs/workshops/groups for women.
  • Counselling Black and Minority Ethnic Communities.
  • Helping people return to work after redundancy or long term health issues
  • Creative expression - art and poetry as therapeutic tools.

    Professional Development

    I have a strong commitment to on-going personal and professional development and work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework.

    I have attended continual professional development training in the following areas:
  • Working with Eating Disorders

  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Working with Terminal & Serious Physical Illness

  • Working with Mental Illness

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective Living

  • Domestic Violence

  • Differences, Race and Culture in Counselling

  • Writing as a Way of Healing

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

  • Facilitating Therapeutic Groups

  • Intercultural Supervision

  • Self Development through Journal Writing

  • Therapeutic Writing for Resilience

  • Counselling and Healing

  • Stress Management

  • Substance Misuse and Domestic Violence


  • Supervision
    I receive regular clinical counselling supervision adhering to the guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
    I also have professional indemnity insurance.

    Supervisor
    I currently offer an integrated and creative model of supervison. My fees are 40 for counselling students and 50 for qualified counselling professionals.

    I have completed a Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice of Supervision at Metanoia.

    Professional and Personal Development
    Currently, I work with a Life Coach who is also trained in Reiki and have done so for a number of years. Working with my coach and my counselling supervisor, helps me to explore and be aware of personal and professional blindspots that may impact upon the counselling and supervision process.

    These support systems also help to prevent burnout, promotes good mental health, resilience and keeps my client work vibrant and alive.