Empathic Counselling   - Marie Gibson MBACP Registered Counsellor,  Horwich, BL6 7QR
Testimonial:

Marie has been wonderful and has really helped me and my husband to communicate better and appreciate each other more. He has undiagnosed Asperger’s and we really needed some specialist support to help us understand each other more, to re-connect and get us back on track. I now have a greater understanding of his needs and he tries really hard to give me the emotional input that is often missing in Asperger’s marriages.
A solo session I had with Marie really helped me to come to terms with my desire to try to please everyone, to ‘fix’ everything, to be perfect and to cope when people (including myself!) don’t live up to my high expectations. I work with some very frustrating people and her strategies have really helped me to stop my frustration levels escalating when I encounter difficult conversations with these people.
Whether for us both or for just myself, I know that should hard times arise in the future I have a fantastic person that I know can make a huge difference.
H

Marie has helped me to change my life around. When I met her for the first time I was in a depressed and anxious state of mind. She helped me to think differently about people and situations. Marie made me feel at ease straight away. It was in this calming and relaxing environment that I was able to share my thoughts and fears with her. She listened to me, made helpful suggestions, and gave me small tasks. These helped me tremendously. She has great patience and understanding and her professionalism in what she does shines through. I will always be extremely grateful to Marie for taking the time over such a long period to work with me. 
I can highly recommend Marie. She is a lovely person, and I appreciate all that she has done for me. EA




"Marie has given me the gifts of acceptance, understanding and emotional support. Having Marie as my counsellor has enriched my life".
Kevin
 
 
I have been meeting with Marie for over 12 months now.  I can't begin to thank her enough for how much she has helped me to develop useful strategies to work on areas of my life in which I felt I had lost control.  Before my first meeting, I was very nervous and in a very lonely and dark place but from the first day I met Marie, she made me feel very welcome and has created an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity ever since.  I have never felt that I cannot open up to Marie and she makes it very easy to talk about issues that I had bottled up inside for many years.
 
I now use strategies such as mindfulness meditation and elements of CBT to assist me in making changes to the way I deal with stressful events in my hectic life.  Since engaging in counselling with Marie, I have found a new lease of life and am now confident enough to be going on a round the world trip on my own next year.  Marie really has helped me to change my life for the better and I intend to continue to meet with her for the foreseeable future.
 
Don't be afraid to take the first steps towards building abetter future for yourself.  I am proof that with Marie's guidance you can achieve things that you never dreamt you could!  Best of luck
JP
 
"When I first went to see Marie, I was in a very dark place emotionally and to be honest was not really sure that anyone could help me to get through it. My past experiences of counselling was only short term and never really helped a great deal. Marie is completely different to anyone I've seen before. She is very professional yet caring, supportive and really does have the ability to understand and feel what you may be feeling which is rare in my opinion.  Over a short period of time she really learned exactly what my needs were which was very important for me. To know she understood me really helped and she worked directly with me in the ways I needed to learn to move forward again with my life.
If you are considering counselling for yourself, I highly recommend giving Marie a call, you will be in very good hands and will not regret it.    

Marie, I will never forget you for the help and support you have given me. You are a special person and it was a privilege to work with you. You will always have a special place in my heart and I could not have wished for a better person to share my journey with me, tough as it was at times. Thank you so much."
SS

 Hi Marie
I just wanted to thank you for the work you've done with S over summer. We have seen a big improvement in him and that he is feeling much more positive about things
So thanks again and I'm really pleased we found you 
Best wishes
  J
 
I started my journey with Marie when I was in a difficult place emotionally and I was hopeful that counselling would be able to help me through it.
 
Marie helped to build my confidence and self esteem from the very first session. She helped me to see different people’s points of view in different situations and she always asked questions to help me work out my issues.  I found that extremely valuable as I had to find the answers from within myself rather than been given to me.  She helped me see the improvement I had made throughout the weeks and months: she also gave me lots of tools and strategies to use when dealing with certain situations.  I looked forward to each session as it was always a new learning experience.
 
Marie is a very down to earth person and very easy to talk to; she is comforting, friendly, supportive, empathetic, sympathetic and compassionate.  Marie made sure I was comfortable during the sessions and it didn't take long before I felt very relaxed and at ease in her company.  It was quite difficult to remain sad and upset in her presence! 
 
I wholeheartedly recommend Marie; she is an amazing person with so much energy and spirit.  I do not believe I would be in the place I am now without her help.
 
 I feel privileged to have shared my journey with Marie
Debbie.
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