Counselling services in the Southside of Glasgow

Marion Blain

marion-blainSometimes we are clear why we are coming for counselling and at other times we just have a felt sense that something isn’t right and we want some help to change. Either way, taking the first step to explore your own inner and outer world, and its impact, can feel both daunting and exhilarating.  Marion is an experienced therapist, qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and  an Internal Family Systems Therapist, having practised within the NHS, Mental Health Services, Education and the voluntary sector.

Marion offers a time, a place and a space to explore thoughts, feelings, worries, memories, dreams, desires, hopes and fears.

What can therapy offer you?
  • It can provide support and a way through the difficulties of life such as bereavement, redundancy and relationship concerns
  • It can help you work out your priorities and choices about the future and what might be stopping you.

Internal Family Systems can help with many things including:

  • Perfectionism
  • Eating Issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Procrastination
  • Shyness
  • Your Inner Critic and Judging Self
  • Trauma

Recent Independent research has also shown a positive impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers.

About Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS Therapy)

The IFS model is based on two core ideas:

  • At our centre, we all have a Self which has the ability to act as an effective compassionate leader of our inner world.
  • Our personalities are made up of many different aspects, or parts, that form themselves into a distinct internal system.

In an IFS session, Marion will gently and respectfully facilitate you to get to know these parts, some of which have often become trapped in roles and ways of working which are experienced by you as unwanted symptoms or unhelpful patterns of behaviour.  The goal is to restore balance and harmony to the system as a whole.

Marion follows the ethical guidelines laid down by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is a member of the Scottish Association for Psychodynamic Counselling (SACP) and is listed on the IFS America therapists’ web site.

Booking your appointment with Marion

If you would like to book an appointment with Marion or have any questions about counselling, please contact her by email at or telephone 07837 100777

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Prices and Booking Policy

One hour sessions cost £40 and 90 minute sessions £60

Marion reserves a few concessionary places for those on a low income so please ask if this is your situation.

Booking & Cancellation Policy for all Counsellors at Southside Counselling

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact Marion as soon as possible. Missed appointments and appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged in full. If you arrive late for your appointment, it will still have to end at the usual time.