About me

I am a fully trained and accredited psychotherapist (UKCP) and counsellor . I have worked for over eighteen years in private practice and for twelve years with the NHS. I work with individuals, young people and couples and offer clinical supervision for trainees and experienced practitioners.

The initial assessment for counselling and psychotherapy

In the first session it is usual to discuss your concerns and relevant history. The session is an opportunity for you to tell me what has brought you to therapy at this time and what your hopes and expectations are.

At the end of the session I will share my initial understanding of your problem and explain my therapeutic approach. This is also an opportunity for you to raise any concerns or questions you may have..

There is a fee for the initial consultation but no obligations as we need to mutually agree that what I offer is appropriate for you. If we do agree to work together, a regular appointment time can then be arranged.

Couple Counselling

The main focus in couple counselling is helping both partners to communicate constructively and to begin to develop a deeper understanding of each other. I will help you both to explore the problems you have within the relationship and look at more constructive ways of dealing with the difficulties and conflicts. In this safe and supportive environment it often becomes easier for you both to express to each other what has previously been hard to say.

The outcome can often be a more conscious relationship where both partners are more aware of the dynamics between them and have learnt more effective communication skills.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • Diploma in counselling
  • MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy
  • Certificate in supervision
  • Diploma in clinical hypnosis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Individuals £60 per session
Couple therapy £ 70 per one hour session


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Monday to Thursday 8am-8pm


I have been supervising counsellors and psychotherapists for over fifteen years, both in private practice and in the NHS.I offer regular supervision for both trainees and experienced practitioners.Ongoing supervision is a crucial part of establishing and maintaining an ethical practice and safeguarding clients.It helps us to make sense of our work with clients and to stand back and reflect on our clinical practice.I have an integrative approach to supervision which includes both humanistic (Gestalt andperson centred ) and psychodynamic  models.I support supervisees in developing their own individual style and assist them to identify their strengths as a practitioner.I offer both individual and group supervision my fees are £55.

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Marilyn Graham

Marilyn Graham