Marie Darlow | Accredited Counsellor | Reading | NCS

We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

Our new and improved website is coming soon!

Marie Darlow

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-04058

Location: Reading


How often in life do you feel listened to? I mean really listened to, where the other person is genuinely interested in hearing what you have to say, with a view to helping you move on from whatever’s been holding you back in your life.

Life can throw some challenging, sometimes traumatic, things our way and it can help to speak to a 'trained listener' - someone who is both objective and focused on empowering you to make the life changes you want. Talking to someone who will listen carefully to you, without over-powering you with well-meaning advice or 'words of wisdom' about how you ‘should’ deal with your circumstances can be truly liberating.

I have a genuine interest in hearing about your experiences and what they mean to you. Not only that, my range of training and experience (across counselling, hypnotherapy, coaching, Time-Line Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming) has given me a breadth of tools and techniques with which to help you. So, as well as providing you with an opportunity to process anything that might be affecting you from your past, or that is happening right now, I can also empower you with relevant skills to help you improve your future.

It's really important to me that you find the right therapist for you, so I’ve written a blog to help you at

I also offer a free, no obligation chat to help you get an idea as to whether we might work well together. Just pop along to my website to book a time that works for you (at or get in touch by 'phone.

Just so you know - to maintain our safety in the current Covid-19 environment, all my sessions currently take place via Zoom videoconferencing.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BSc. (Hons) Psychology
    Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

    AIM Qualifications Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice
    AIM Qualifications Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory

    AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
    Certified Master Practitioner Of Hypnotherapy
    ICBCH Certified Tobacco Cessation Treatment Specialist
    Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
    AAH Certified Hypnotist

    Certified Master Practitioner Of Time Line Therapy™
    Certified Master Practitioner Of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
    Certified NLP Master Coach
    Certified Master Coach (incorporating Life Purpose Coach, Goal Success Coach, Laughter Facilitator, Happiness Coach)
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
  • Find a Counsellor

    Find the help you need...If you are a potential client looking for a counsellor, you may search our registrants by location or name and you can also check whether someone is on the NCPS accredited register. A member of the Society may be a Registrant or a non-registrant member.

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  • Train as a Counsellor

    Use our Find a Course tool to find the nearest training providers who offer National Counselling Society Accredited, Advanced Specialist, Quality Checked or CPD courses. These courses are currently run across the the UK.

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