Dr Claire Marshall
There are a range of reasons for seeking counselling or psychological therapy. A recent or current crisis is often the prompt but it might also be a general desire to take a closer look at a certain area of your life. I offer a space where I will listen carefully and non-judgmentally to what you say. I aim is to help identify patterns in your behaviour/relationships/feelings so that you can have a better understanding and perhaps more choice. This process often leads to people feeling more wholesome within themselves.
My aim throughout therapy is to help you voice your struggles and make some sense of them. My approach is collaborate, engaged, non-judgemental, relaxed, active and supportive. Because people are diverse, I know it is important to tailor our work to your needs, at this particular time in your life. For people who are hurting, I offer a resource of support.
Email me if you have any questions, want to have a brief talk before we meet or you want to make an appointment.
The Liverpool Street Practice, 154 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4LN. (Please note it is on the 4th floor - there is a lift but no disabled access).
I also offer online therapy (e.g. via Skype) and/or telephone sessions to accommodate the needs of busy professionals or people living outside London or the UK.
Thursdays 5pm - 10pm.
Length of Therapy
- Sessions are usually weekly
- A session is 50mins (90min sessions are also available)
- We can decide the number of sessions in the initial consultation but you can change your mind about this at any point. We can work in a short-term focused, goal-orientated way through open-ended, exploratory therapy.
I am warm, genuine, collaborative, and respectful. Human connection and the quality of the relationships we have really matters in life. Therapy is about helping you to understand or come to terms with what it is you are going through to feel more whole in yourself again.
If you have a specific issue you want to focus on that is not mentioned, we can explore the possibility of working together - just email so we can talk it through.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with 12 years of experience in counselling and therapy within private healthcare, public and third sector contexts.
I am a Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) and a chartered psychologist (BPS), as well as a qualified and registered supervisor (RAPPS) for other therapists. I studied at Roehampton University and Regent’s University and have degrees in:
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (4 years)
- Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (6 weeks intensive – usually 1 year)
- Undergraduate degree in psychology (3 years)
- I also have a Masters in Research (professional and creative writing) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.
My research expertise is in the humanitarian field. I have conducted qualitative research internationally with refugees, issues of social injustice/inequality and working cross-culturally.
I am currently a faculty member at a London University, lecturing on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I teach psychological theory (attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, phenomenology, existentialism) as well as issues of social justice and cross-cultural therapy. I also provide medico-legal reports, specialising in immigration and asylum.
I previously managed a psychotherapy service for five years, as well as holding various posts within a forensic service, therapeutic home for adolescents in care, and domestic abuse service.
Therapeutic approach: Integrative
- Humanistic/Person Centred
- CBT Cognitive Behavioural
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Face to face: Individuals and couples £90 - £140
- Phone/online:Individuals and couples £90- £100
Health insurance - I am registered with insurance companies (which can pay for your sessions if your health insurance covers this).
Supervision for other therapists:
- Supervision for qualified Counselling Psychologists / psychotherapists / counsellors: £90
Thursdays evenings (5-10pm)