Eamonn Marshall MSc. Counsellor & UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Eamonn Marshall MSc. Counsellor & UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

London
SE4

89 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1DH

0203 286 1149

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London
SE4

89 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1DH

0203 286 1149

About me

I have worked with many hundreds of clients since I started my first training as a counsellor back in 1992, both in private practice and in the NHS in East London where I worked as a clinician and manager for seven years. I now offer brief and longer term therapy to individuals and couples, and supervise the work of other counsellors and psychotherapists. I am interested in de-mystifying the process of counselling/therapy and aim to engage and communicate in as direct and straightforward a way as possible.

Both my counselling and psychotherapy trainings were humanistic trainings, an approach that takes an essentially optimistic view of human nature and which emphasises our capacity for growth and self-determination, our strivings for freedom and the inherent dignity of the person (in all dimensions). For a more complete elaboration see http://www.ahpweb.org

For what kinds of problems are people looking for help?

People most often come forward with difficulties maintaining or establishing intimate relationships. Many are trying to manage high levels of worry and anxiety, and many are dealing with what is often called depression, or low mood, or ‘stress’. Sometimes this is a more serious depression that has required the help of a GP and medication.

Some clients are trying to resolve long-standing problems which they have tried and failed to resolve themselves. Many identify ‘poor self esteem’ as a central concern. A number are wrestling with issues to do with sex or sexuality, or the consequences of childhood difficulties, of whatever kind. Others are struggling to come to terms with a loss, either through bereavement or separation.

Sometimes my clients are managing their lives pretty well. Life is, on the whole, going well enough. But there is somewhere a gnawing sense that they are not as fulfilled as they might be. Some are looking for help understanding a stunted or blocked creativity, or wanting to find ways of making their lives more meaningful and enriching.

But often enough my clients don’t know what it is exactly that troubles them. What they do know is that they need a space in which they can talk and reflect and think ...

Skype

As the technology improves it becomes increasingly possible to use video conferencing software (eg. Skype) to stay in contact over distance. I have been using Skype to maintain therapy contracts when my clients need to be away for extended periods and we have generally found the experience to be helpful and productive.

At this time I am using Skype to complement face-to-face work; I do not offer Skype-only work. If you are interested in exploring this way of working, please get in touch and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Website

I have said more about me and my work on my website: www.aisthesis.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling 1993
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2000
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy 2001
Masters degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy 2001

I have considerable experience of working in both the voluntary sector (1990 - 1997) and the NHS (2000 - 2008) and have supervised the work of other counsellors and psychotherapists since 2000. I am particularly interested in the overlap between physical health and mental health and often work with colleagues in the medical profession. I have recently established an on-going reflective practice group for GPs working in Lewisham and south London.

Prior to my training as a counsellor/psychotherapist I worked as an IT professional (analyst/programmer) for London based blue-chip companies working in the insurance & finance sectors (1981 - 1990).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Performance anxiety; creativity; musicians; singers; ; gay-affirmative therapy

Fees

I am an approved provider for the following health insurance companies: Aviva UK Health, PruHealth, Western Provident Association (WPA) and CIGNA.

Further information

Accessibility

At my SE4 location there are two flights of 5 stairs from the front door to my consulting room, which will prove difficult for people who are not fully mobile. My EC4 location is not accessible to people with limited mobility.

Other

I am a trained classical singer and am a member of one of London's leading chamber choirs. I maintain an active interest in how we educate young children and I volunteer as reading mentor working for a leading charity in reading support for primary age children.

Maps & Directions

London, SE4
London, EC4Y 1DH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I work Monday lunchtimes & Tuesday evenings in EC4, a few minutes from City Thameslink, Blackfriars, Chancery Lane & Farringdon stations. The rest of the week I work in SE4.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision & training

I have been supervising the work of other counsellors and psychotherapist since 2000.

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