Marion Preston is an Integrative Counsellor and registered member of both the BACP and NCS.
Along with her Private Practice, Marion currently volunteers for a charity working with veterans and uniformed services particularly working in ‘front line’ blue light services. She also works with clients who have been victims of sexual assault, rape and domestic abuse to become empowered survivors. Marion is passionate about mental health issues particularly with regards to trauma and PTSD.
Marion believes in the uniqueness of her clients and does not believe that one therapy will fit all clients.
As such, she will blend and integrate different therapeutic interventions to meet the needs of her clients.
Along with the traditional therapies of Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Existential, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centred therapies, Marion is also able to blend other modalities into her client sessions. She believes the therapeutic relationship to be the most important element of her counselling work providing a safe, calm, trusting and honest environment where the client feels heard.
Along with trauma and PTSD, Marion has a keen interest in working with clients that have suffered a loss; a loss of themselves or their identity. This may be due to life changes or transitions, or changes to their body due to cancer scars, illness, injuries sustained in combat or invisible or visible illnesses.
As a previous Midwife, Marion is interested in working with women who have experienced PND, suffered the loss of a child or experienced issues around fertility and menopause. She has worked with clients from LGBQT+ communities and is keen to expand her experience with all these client groups including those with Neurodiverse needs.
Stage 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor/OU)
Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Certified Practitioner of the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories™ Protocol
RTN’s ethos and ‘holistic’ approach are very much in line with my own values. I feel it is important to provide choice to clients with regards to therapies to meet their ‘unique’ needs. Mental health is just as important as physical health with both impacting on the other and I am excited to work with RTN who recognises the importance of Nature and its significance in the recovery process.