The experience of exploring your thoughts and feelings with another person can relieve your sense that you are entirely alone with your problems. 
Managing anxiety and stress is now such a massive issue in today's fast moving environment, and two counsellors from Largs, who have existing private practices, have joined forces to help.
Charlotte Crawford of Think it Through Therapy and Marianne Cain of Safe Haven Counselling now share a private, calm and relaxing therapy room in Stanlane Place, Largs.
They offer services which complement each other.
Marianne is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and uses the person-centred approach, based on the belief that the relationship between counsellor and client is of the utmost importance, offering a safe, non-judgemental style that person-centred counsellors are trained to offer. 
The main aim is to help the client feel safe enough to begin this journey whilst being supported by the therapist.
Relationship counselling helps people improve their relationships. Marianne can help couples to work through their problems, explore the effects of past relationships or look at how to improve and enrich the relationship. Improving communications is usually very important.
She works with all relationship difficulties whether a couple or on your own, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. What’s important is the relationship.
Marianne works with adults of all ages, from age 16 and has a special interest in Relationship Counselling with couples. 
Marianne said: "Greater self-knowledge and understanding can enhance your relationships with yourself and others and improve your sense of choices and self-esteem.
"Techniques can be given to help cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
"The benefits of being able to work through your problems, and having an independent person to talk through it, can be massively therapeutic."
For more information you can visit her website
Charlotte takes an integrative approach, utilising the combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT), mindfulness and Neuro-linguistic Programming(NLP). This provides a positive motivational approach with practical techniques to call upon in times of crises.
A registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Charlotte has worked mainly in the caring professions for over 25 years, including 10 years of helping people with alcohol and substance misuse issues in one-one and group-work capacity.
Charlotte has worked with children and young people in primary school and secondary school settings in one-one and group-work capacity, and in her private practice, she works with adults, young people, older adults and couples.
Charlotte has AXA PPP Health Specialist recognition under the category psychologist/psychotherapist and is a recognised provider of medical treatment with Vitality Health.
Charlotte and Marianne both provide a flexible service to clients and can offer sessions during the day and evenings depending on client requirements.

Marianne can be contacted by email to, by calling 07999401116 or via her website

Charlotte can be contacted by email or phone. by calling 07593656505 or via facebook