Mrs Marvis Elisa Stewart | Accredited Counsellor | SOUTHAMPTON | NCS

Mrs Marvis Elisa Stewart

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-01226


To put it simply, I really believe that talking to a counsellor helps. I know it because I have been a client myself. It was important for me to have someone "neutral", someone that did not know all of me who I could vent to in confidence without having to worry about hurting anyone's feelings. My counsellor never said: "Well, of course, you did that!" or "How could you do that to...!" I am hoping I can be that person for you. The person you come to talk to that will not judge you and will help you become more self-aware. That is what I was trained to do.
In my private practice, I see clients from all walks of life: men, women, non-binary, young people who are hetero, gay, bi, queer, transgender. People that have stress, anxiety, fears, worries, low mood, insecurities but that also allow themselves to dream and hope for something better, for something more. Some clients would like me to tell them what to do; I cannot give you advice but I can help you unpick, understand and raise awareness of what you bring to therapy. We can do this because I am not an expert when it comes to you, you are the expert of yourself. Sometimes clients tell me that they are not sure they know themselves at all; then my job is to help you get to know yourself one session at a time.

I am a South American woman of colour that has lived in Europe for more than 20 years. Diversity and culture have a personal impact on me and my practice is informed by all my intersectionalities.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma Higher Education Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
    Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
    Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    Mental Health Adult First Aider
    TA 101 Course - Transactional Analysis
    Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
    Certificate in Couples Counselling
    Certificate in Understanding Autism
    ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
    Basics of Counselling Certificate

    Online and Telephone Counselling Course
    Introduction to Working Online with Children & Young People
    How to Do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer
    Moving Your Practice Online
    Using Creative Arts Online
    Introduction to Taking your Therapy Practice Outdoors
    Supporting & Counselling People Bereaved During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Besides being an accredited NCS member, I am also a registered BACP member as well as a member of my regional counselling organisation HACP.

    I am registered with the ICO and hold Professional Liability Insurance.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Italian
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