Genevieve Marais

15th June 2024 
Tel: 07743 763837
Email: click here to email
Central London
FAQ. GM2022

Personal Approach

Integrative Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

How I work:

My approach involves viewing the psychotherapeutic relationship as a co-created process between myself and my client. This allows for the interplay of mutual influence between myself and my client to exist, be acknowleged and worked with in the therapeutic relationship whilst encouraging a relational way of being in the therapeutic space.

My model of integration incorporates developmental psychology and holds the view that it is our childhood experiences and relationships with signifcant others that mould us into the individuals we become. This greatly influences how we perceive ourselves, others; the way we view the world and how we relate to others and with ourselves.

Through therapy you will be able to explore 'your world' and increase your awarenss of yourself, how you relate to others and enlighten you regarding how your unique life experience has shaped who you are. This awareness is important and necessary so that you feel confident in knowing yourself and feeling secure in the choices and changes you make in your life.

I also include techniques from a range of psychological perspectives in order to tailor therapy to meet the needs of each client.

Some perspectives of psychology/psychotherapy I use:
-Humanistic (Person-centred)
-Trauma perspectives
- Energy Psychotherapy

Do many people attend psychotherapy?
Yes. Many people do attend therapy and see it as a way to work through the difficulties and challenges that life may present.

I am feeling anxious about attending my first session, am I the only one?
You are not alone. The majority of people feel apprehensive or anxious about attending the first session but as they settle they realize they are getting the right support and begin to feel comfortable.

What type of counselling is the best for me?
There are various therapeutic approaches available and they all share one important aspect, which is the development of a good therapeutic relationship so that you feel confortable working with your therapist.

Is your practice regulated?
Yes, my practice is regulated.

How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions vary from client to client depending on the client's needs. The time frame is agreed with the client.

Can I terminate therapy at any point?
Yes, you can.

How long does the session last?
Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions should I have?
This will depend on the nature of the issue and your willingness to commit to treatment.

How do I know what treatment is right for me?
Through discussion and negotiation with your Psychotherapeutic Wellbeing Coach you will agree to collaborate on the choice of treatment best suited to your needs.

Can I discontinue treatment at any stage?

How is payment made?
You can either pay by bank transfer no later than 48 hours prior to your appointment or pay in cash on the day of your appointment.

What is your cancellation policy?
All confirmed appointments will be subject to the full fee if they are cancelled in less than 24 hours prior to treatment.

Can Complementary Treatments be administered in place of Medical treatment?
No, it is important to continue with you planned medical treatment and inform you doctor that you are receivng alternative treatments such as healing arts therapies.