About Marie-France Lyell - counsellor/psychotherapist

Marie-France Lyell

MA MBACP (Accred)

About Marie-France Lyell

Marie-France Lyell MA MBACP

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist registered and accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).  I have over 20 years' experience and have worked in a variety of settings which has enabled me to gain valuable experience working with people who present with a broad spectrum of issues.

My interest in this field grew from years of voluntary work as a Samaritan while bringing up my family.  This motivated me to train professionally in 1995, and I completed my counselling training with the Central School of Counselling & Therapy in Canterbury.  I subsequently attained an MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of East London.

I have continued to broaden my knowledge by undertaking further training programmes and in keeping up to date with relevant literature.

Core Training 

  • MA Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Theory
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Certificate in Exploring Couple Relationships
  • Certificate in Understanding People in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training and Practice

Professional Membership

  • United Kingdom Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (UKRCP)
  • BACP Accreditation 2008
  • BACP Registered Member 18425
BACP Registered Member 18425

I hold an enhanced DBS to work with vulnerable adults and young people from the age of 16 years.

I am an approved therapist for the following providers:

Aviva, Axa PPP Healthcare, Bupa, Care-First, Cigna, Compsych, Health Assured, Lifeworks, Moving Minds, Nuffield, The Police Firearms Officers Association (PFOA), Validium, and Work Place Options.

Approved  therapist for the Police Firearm Officers Association (PFOA)

I am also an approved therapist for the Police Firearms Officers Association (PFOA).