Dr Claire Marshall
The London Practice
07305 604 141
I believe the experiences we are presented with, as well as the resources we have available (both emotional and physical), directly impacts how we cope/ respond in life. Because experience is diverse, it is important to tailor our work in therapy to your needs.
My special clinical focus is anxiety, bereavement, burn-out, compulsions (e.g. alcohol, substances, sex), existential crisis, loss, panic, problems with eating, self-harm, stress management and relationship issues (partner/ family/ friends/ colleagues).
I also offer therapy for diagnosed mental health problems in conjunction with a GP or Psychiatrist.
I understand that we cope in the best way we can but still may be left with feelings such as powerlessness, fear, shame or guilt. For people who are hurting or feeling numb, I offer a resource of support.
Human connection and the quality of the relationships we have really matters in life and I value this in therapy to. My approach is sensitive to this. While I do draw on my expertise, the work we would do is collaborative.
I am a chartered psychologist (BPS), a Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) and a registered supervisor (RAPPS) with twelve years experience.
In terms of my professional background, I am a faculty member at a London University, teaching on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I lecture on psychological theory (attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, phenomenology, existentialism) as well as issues of social justice and cross-cultural therapy.
Previously, I worked with aid workers and refugees/ asylum seekers, young people in care and parenting support for their carers, in bereavement support services, and have manged various psychotherapy services in London (for people bringing a broad range of issues).
Length of Therapy
This depends on what we agree on the first session and you an also change this at any point. We would first meet for an initial consultation, where you can talk about your concerns/questions and where I will ask bit about you, so we can establish how we might work together.
It may be in short-term focused, goal-orientated sessions or open-ended, exploratory therapy.
Sessions are typically weekly, but again - this can be tailored to suit your needs.
Length of Sessions
Sessions typically lasts 50 mins. 90 min sessions are also available.
Face-to-face (individual or couple therapy) sessions are in my practice, located less than 1 min walk from Liverpool Street Station, at 154 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4LN. Please note it is on the 4th floor - there is a lift but no disabled access.
I also provide 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.
Face-to-face: Thursdays 4.30pm - 10pm.
Skype/ telephone sessions: Monday daytime / some evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with ten years of experience in counselling and therapy within private healthcare, public and third sector contexts.
I am currently a lecturer and placement coordinator on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London. I also work as an academic consultant for the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Previously I have held various posts, including: Clinical Manager of a psychotherapy service in North London (5 years); Counselling Psychologist within therapeutic residential units for adolescents in care (5 years); Clinical Manager in a service supporting people experiencing domestic abuse (3 years). I have also worked within in an addictions service, a forensic rehabilitation unit, a private therapy clinic and for Mother Tongue - a charity providing support through skype to humanitarian workers stationed abroad (e.g. in refugee camps). My research experience is with forced migration and humanitarian aid and so I am particularly attune to working cross-culturally.
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Individual Therapy (face-to-face) £90 - £130
Individual Therapy (phone/online) £90
Couples (face-to-face) £100 - £140
Couples (phone/online) £100
Therapy and supervision for other therapists
Therapy for trainee Counselling Psychologists / psychotherapists / counsellors £50
Supervision for qualified Counselling Psychologists / psychotherapists / counsellors £90
I am registered with insurance companies (which can pay for your sessions if your health insurance covers this).
Therapeutic Modalities I can use:
- Humanistic/Person Centred
- CBT Cognitive Behavioural
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|