Marysia Renshaw MSc

Marysia Renshaw MSc



01508 492913 / 07876 506227

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01508 492913 / 07876 506227

About me

Counselling & Psychotherapy for Individuals

Sometimes, we all need a little help. Maybe you don't want to talk to the people you know, friends and family, maybe there isn't anyone you feel you can talk to. Sometimes the people we are the closest to are the ones we find the hardest to talk to. Maybe it is them that we need to talk about. Talking to a professional, someone who is 'outside it all' can be such a relief. It is a time and space just for you, where you are free to say whatever you need to, without any worries about, or need to take care of, the other person.

Therapy begins by talking. It's a shared endeavour. I don't have all the answers. I am willing to be alongside you as together we seek your answers. Together we will identify what is causing you difficulties, and together we will look for ways to make your life better. Sometimes current issues are deeply routed in the past, and we will be weaving between the past and the present. Often they will be 'played out' in our relationships, and can come alive in the relationship that as client and therapist we will form.

Whatever the issues, sometimes talking just isn't enough. Sometimes what has happened to us just doesn't have words. We are more than just minds and bodies, we are complex beings where our physical and emotional experiences are inextricably linked. Physical symptoms are often the manifestation of emotional distress. As such we will explore your whole being, your thoughts, feelings, sensations, your physical and emotional pain, everything that makes you, you.

We will be working toward you ending therapy in a better place than you started it. Sometimes it will hurt more before it gets better. It's like a deep wound with grit or dirt stuck in it. You can put some antiseptic and a plaster on and it might well soothe it. The only way it will truly heal is to clean it out, let the fresh air in, take care of it and let our innate drive to heal take its course.

Couples & Relationship Counselling

Relationships aren't always easy and sometimes they need to be worked at even harder. There are many things which can impact on and put strain on our relationships. Our relationships can be a solid and loving place to support us, if we give them the attention they deserve. Sometimes we may realise that our current relationship is not a healthy and loving place for us to be, and a different way forward is needed.

As a couples therapist, I can help you both to explore the issues which are causing you problems, and support you to find your way through them, whatever that may be. That may be about how the relationship can be improved, or how it can end in the 'best' possible way for both of you.

Couples work is frequently, though not always, short term, often between six and eight sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Middlesex University (2005)
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia, London (2005)
Certificate in Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Stress Reduction (2009)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) to advanced level (2009)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Trauma Therapy & Developmental Trauma (2013)
Certificate in Couples Work from The Relational Academy, Cambridge (2016)

Certificate in Supervision, Norwich Centre (2009)

Experienced in private work and within the NHS, GP Practices, EAP providers, The Prison Service and the voluntary sector.
Continuing professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life management - life change issues, the changing roles we have as we move through life.
Personal growth and development.
Specific work with people undertaking their own counselling/psychotherapy training.


Individual Therapy £45 per 50 minute session.

Individual Supervision £45 per 50 minute session. One and a half hour sessions available to meet BACP & UKCP requirements, fee £67.50
Supervision for pairs and groups also available. Variable fees, please ask.

Couples £60 per one hour session.

Some general concessions available, please ask.

Students and trainees:
Some discounted therapy places available for counselling students and trainees. Please ask.

Further information

I have been working in various counselling and psychotherapeutic roles since 1989. Prior to this I worked in the public sector and also the NHS in general, mental health and forensic nursing.

In supervision I continue my philosophy of empowerment by supporting the supervisee to find their best way to be with their clients as well as helping the supervisee to look at their own process and how that impacts their client work and therapeutic relationships.

I have full professional insurance and regular supervision.

There is ample car parking at my home in Poringland and nearby on street parking in Norwich.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR14
Norwich, NR2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly in Poringland, where there is ample off street parking. Limited places in a counselling centre in Norwich.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have been supervising counsellors and therapists of various theoretical orientations, individually and in groups, since 2008.

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