Therapy to help you achieve the life you want to live.

My name is Marie Fernandes and I’m a professional counsellor. My aim is to help you lead a happier, more fulfilled life. I understand how difficult change can be. It’s hard to look at how we got to where we are, to examine the choices we make and the ones we don’t get to make, to work out what happened to us that brought us to now. And then to try to do better because we understand ourselves better.

As a therapist I will work with you to identify the experiences and issues which are holding you back.  I offer my understanding, empathy and insight, as well as the confidential space and time you need, to navigate from where you are to where you want to be.

Many clients seek counselling to manage issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self esteem/lack of self confidence
  • Depression

Over the course of therapy we often discover there are underlying difficult or traumatic histories, events or relationships.  These may include:

  • Emotional neglect or lack of care in childhood
  • Narcissistic parenting
  • Parents with addiction
  • Parents with adverse mental health
  • Bullying
  • Racism
  • Loss or bereavement
  • Long term or serious illness

I have focused my practice and ongoing professional development on working with these areas of complex trauma.  I believe that developing an understanding of how our problems may have started and an awareness of the effects in our life can be the start of a brighter future.

Therapeutic counselling can bring so many positive changes. It can help you to:

  • Feel better and happier
  • Improve relationships
  • Gain confidence
  • Improve communication
  • Experience less anxiety and stress
  • Work through trauma
  • Manage depression
  • Navigate loss
  • Achieve a better work/life balance

About My Practice

I’m an accredited member of the UK’s largest professional association for counsellors: the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  My area of speciality is anxiety and trauma.  I tailor therapy to individual needs using a range of approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Psychodynamic techniques and models.

Cultural competence is important to me and I am committed to continually develop my knowledge and to offering an inclusive and respectful practice.

My practice is based in Ruislip, West London. I offer Face to Face, Online or Phone Counselling.  Appointments are available early morning, daytime or evening.

Recognised Counselling/Psychotherapy provider for: AXA, BUPA, Aviva, Vitality Health and Aetna Global Benefits

Phone, text or WhatsApp: 07572 282514,  Email: