Emma Marlin (MBACP) Kentish Town NW5

Emma Marlin (MBACP) Kentish Town NW5

Kentish Town


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Kentish Town


About me

I'm an approachable, down-to-earth and qualified therapist. I provide a calm, confidential space to talk about whatever issues you're facing.

Using careful listening, considered questioning and mindfulness-based exercises, my aim is to help you put your finger on what is not working in your life and how you might be getting in your own way.

I see therapy as a collaborative and conversational process so I do not sit opposite as a blank screen saying little. I will invite you to join me in the detective work of figuring out how you came to be where you are and how you might get where you'd like to be.

I have particular experience of supporting people to;

  • build self-esteem
  • manage anxiety and depression
  • understand and reduce anger levels
  • experience more self-compassion
  • reduce emotional eating/purging and disordered eating
  • create and manage more satisfying relationships with partners, family, friends and self!

As a former volunteer Bereavement Counsellor for Marie Curie Cancer Care, I've also worked extensively with those experiencing loss, trauma and the anticipatory grief that often accompanies the impending death of a loved-one.

Before training as a psychotherapist I worked as an editor and writer for magazines and newspapers in the UK, US and Australia.

I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BAPC) and operate in line with their ethical framework.

I charge £55 a 55 minute session.

Visit www.emmamarlin.co.uk for more information about how I work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I have completed over 700 hours of face-to-face training at Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy and continue regular supervision and professional development there.

I work in a practical and friendly way, drawing on a number of different approaches including Gestalt, Formative Psychology and Mindfulness Techniques. I have also completed an additional 12 month training programme with Beyond Chocolate designed to give people the practical steps and tools they need to create a happier and more satisfying relationship with food, eating and body esteem.

I spent over 20 years writing and editing for some of the world's most successful magazines and newspapers including Cosmopolitan, Red, Marie Claire, Redbook and The Sunday Times. I also worked as an Agony Aunt for nearly 15 years for Sugar, More! and Woman's Own.

I am a Member of the BACP and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where practitioners undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Eating Issues

  • Compulsive Undereating
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Dieting/Calorie Counting
  • Over-exercising


I offer an initial session for £40 then £55 for a 55 minute session.

If you require low-cost sessions, please contact me to discuss your circumstances.

This may be the first time you have considered therapy, or you may be returning to it. Either way, you can call or email for an informal chat about how we might work together.

If you decide to book an initial session, we will explore what brings you to therapy or counselling. At the end of that session you can decide whether the type of therapy I offer is the right fit for you. I usually suggest we work together for a period of at least 6 weeks and then assess what frequency will best support you.

You are not obliged to continue if you are not completely comfortable and I will tell you if I think a different therapist or style of therapy would be more supportive of your goals.

Maps & Directions

Kentish Town, NW5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please contact me to discuss availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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