From Thursday 5th November, we will be unable to see clients face to face in our therapy rooms, due to COVID Lockdown restrictions. Hopefully from the 3rd December we can resume seeing clients in person again. However, we can still work via Zoom online video platform, which works very well. Why not see a counsellor from the comfort of your own home.
Sessions by appointment only
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Please contact us for a free phone consultation to allow us to discuss your needs and arrange either a face to face or online session.
Welcome to our website, here at Marellis Counselling and Therapy we hope to offer you individually focused support. We are based in `Lincolnshire and cover the Louth, Alford, Wolds and coastal areas. We have two therapy rooms currently available, one in Legbourne and the other in Swaby Village. Both rooms are quiet, relaxing spaces that will enable therapy sessions to take place in a confidential environment. For more information on our services, please see FAQ and services and we would love to hear from you for a free initial discussion.
Marellis Counselling and Therapy Services
What we offer
Each client is an individual and so the therapy we provide also takes into account specific needs. We normally suggest six sessions initially, but this may be more or less depending on your requirements. The first session includes a general introduction and discusses the Client/Therapist agreement. Confidentiality is very important to us and we will ensure you have complete confidence in our service. We adhere to the GDPR data protection act and more details can be found on our FAQ section.
We can provide either “face to face” sessions at our Swaby or Legbourne therapy rooms or online sessions via video Zoom link. Working online has proved very successful, especially during the pandemic where restrictions have applied. Fees per session are £35 but concessions may be given depending on individual circumstances.
We also have social media platforms which give useful advice and tools to help with specific issues, such as anxiety or self-care.
Face to face Session
One hour face to face session at one of our therapy rooms. The cost per session is £35
Online Therapy Session
Sessions conducted via the Zoom video platform. This allows you to have therapy sessions in the comfort of your own home. This format has proved popular, especially with pandemic restrictions. The cost per session is £35
COVID Safety Precautions
We take all possible measures to avoid contact with COVID and protect ourselves and our clients.
Please see our FAQ for more details
What issues do you work with?
As a therapist, I see clients present with many issues and problems. Some of those that I have worked with are:* anxiety* self-harm* abuse* trauma* relationship issues* self-esteem* eating disorders* gender identity* grief and bereavement * anger issues* stress * depression * panic attacks* PTSD* domestic violence* goal based outcomes* coaching
I use a variety of techniques, such as creative therapies and CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), as well as person-centred counselling theories. I have an extensive range of materials I can use, especially when working with children.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)I am an associate member of APCCA (Association of Person Centred Creative Arts)
I will keep your personal data for the duration that you are a client and I will retain this data for only as long as necessary in accordance with applicable laws. I do not and never shall sell your personal data to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes. Any notes or other data are stored securely in a locked cabinet and I follow professional guidance to keep digital data safe. I am registered with the ICO (information Commissioners Office.
How do I choose a Therapist?
It is essential to enlist the support of a fully qualified therapist, who can support you through the therapeutic process. Please see the about page to view my qualifications, experience and information regarding membership with a governing body.
We take all possible measures to reduce the risk of COVID in our therapy rooms and during sessions. We ask clients to sanitise their hands when entering the room and also on leaving. All items used, such as pens or pencils, are sanitised after use. Door handles are also wiped with a sanitising spray. We encourage clients not use masks in the therapy room as this is not conducive to talking therapy, however, if you feel you would like to wear as mask, please feel free to do so. The chairs are covered with a throw, that is washed after each client and the distance between chairs is kept to a maximum. Hopefully you will feel safe whilst in our therapy rooms.
The Passion Behind the Business
Karen Hawkins-Trigg Owner and Therapist
I specialise in working with children and young people and have experience in school and college counselling services. My work often involves creative therapies and can be adapted to work with individual needs. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a teaching assistant and was also a member of the NSPCC Schools Team.
I have also have a varied experience of working with adults and have supported clients throughout difficult times in their lives. I have a person-centred background but also incorporate other theories into my work. During the lockdown period this year I have completed many training courses, which have helped me understand in more depth issues such as Polyvagal Theory and Pluralistic Practice.
I am qualified at Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma, specialising in working with Children and Young People.I also gained my Level 5 Diploma, which included 30 hours of CBT work and workshops for “adult survivors of abuse”. This course was aimed at adult clients so I have skills to work confidently with both adults and children. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, which is a necessity when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
GDPR and Confidentiality
Here at Marellis Counselling and Therapy, we take data very seriously and comply with the current GDPR regulations. See below for our policy: