Nicola - a lot will depend on where you are starting from and also what your aims are.
I agree with Millsy tho', if your PT is not experience in endurance running then you may need to look for another form of assistance. There is no harm in doing resistance training - in fact if is beneficial - but would usually be in addition to all your running for example on the same day as a run or can be on a cross training/rest day if you are used to that amount of exercise.
Well done on attempting your first marathon - the main thing is to keep up consistent training especially if your goal is just to finish.
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