Know About Your Psychologist
Marion has over 15 years counselling experience, working in a variety of different environments and with a wide range of people and a broad range of mental health issues and life experiences.
Additionally, as a mature aged woman, Marion brings a wealth of life experience to her work, making her empathetic, understanding and able to recognise and relate to the experiences of her clients.
Marion works in a very wholistic way, incorporating the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions. She believes that an integrated therapeutic approach, considering the ‘whole’ person, works best to enable an individual to resolve issues, and restore balance.
Her work is informed by a breadth of Western and Eastern theories and philosophies, from neuroscience to meditative mindfulness.
The connections between brain, mind and body as expressions of our human emotional experience remain for Marion a source of fascination and inspiration. In this vein, as well as psychology, she has studied widely, incorporating the teachings of kinesiology, reiki and physiology in her work.
A particular area of interest is that of childhood trauma and its effects. Any trauma can have negative impacts on a person’s life; but childhood trauma often has particularly long-lasting and pervasive effects, creating difficulties in a range of life domains. It effects how the adult functions emotionally. Human emotions, our experience of them, our fear of them, our early learnings about them, and our expression of them, are central to the way that Marion works. The importance of this work is being demonstrated by research, which shows that some level of emotional dysfunction underlies most, if not all, mental health problems.
Marion offers a number of different treatment options that include, but are not limited to:
Solution Focused Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Trauma Model Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy