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-judgmental, 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 or call me if you have any questions, want to have a brief talk before we meet or you want to make an appointment.
1 min walk from Liverpool Street Station. 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.
Face-to-face: Thursdays 5pm - 10pm.
Online (e.g. skype) or telephone: Flexible.
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 initil 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 respectiful. 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.
My special focus is:
- compulsions (e.g. alcohol, substances, sex)
- existential issues
- problems with eating
- stress management
- relationship issues (partner/ family/ friends/ colleagues)
- I also offer therapy for diagnosed mental health problems in conjunction with a GP or Psychiatrist.
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 or call 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 gave 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 in Israel, Uganda and the UK on refugees, issues of social injustice/inequality and working cross-culturally. I have also lectured internationally on these topics.
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.
Previously I have held various posts, including:
- Psychotherapy service in North London - Clinical Manager
- Specialist service working with trauma (young people and carers)
- Service supporting people experiencing domestic abuse
- Addictions service
- Forensic rehabilitation unit
- A private therapy clinic
- Aservice supporting humanitarian workers stationed abroad (e.g. in refugee camps) via skype
- Therapeutic residential units for adolescents in care
- Academic advisor at a London training college (for psychologists and psychotherapists)
- Private Practice
Theraputic approach: Integrative
- Humanistic/Person Centred
- CBT Cognitive Behavioural
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- 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).
Therapy / supervision for other therapists:
- Therapy for trainee Counselling Psychologists / psychotherapists / counsellors: £50
- Supervision for qualified Counselling Psychologists / psychotherapists / counsellors: £90
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays evenings (5-10pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training