Emma Marlin

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Islington WC1X & London NW5
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About me

I'm an approachable, kind and qualified humanistic therapist. I’ve been working with individuals, couples and young adults for over 15 years. 

I see therapy as a conversation in which you have the time and space to understand what and how you are feeling and/or thinking. I will ask questions or make observations, but always in the spirit of what you tell me you’d like to get from your sessions. 

Most of us are not taught how to identify our feelings or experience. If anything, we grow up being told to fear our feelings (except for happiness) and to disappear our unwanted thoughts or ‘negative’ feelings. As a consequence, we don’t learn how to be with the difficulties or struggles that life inevitably brings. But, when we learn how to identify and feel our feelings, we can gain access to the ability to talk to yourselves in a more helpful and compassionate way. With this befriending of ourselves comes more peace and more hope. 

I know it takes huge courage to sit opposite another human you’ve just met and talk about what you are struggling to deal with or understand. I still remember the first time I had to summon that courage and find that extra money! I didn’t know what I needed, I just knew I needed to talk to someone who wouldn’t interrupt me with their story or be bored or burdened by what I was going through. 

I have particular experience of supporting people to:

  • Build self-esteem and self-connection
  • Make sense of anger, sadness, fear and feeling stuck
  • Reduce anxiety and depression and regain confidence and courage
  • Increase communication skills
  • Rebuild relationships
  • Manage emotional eating
  • Understand relationships with partners, family, friends and self. 

Couples Work

Being in an intimate relationship can bring out the best and the worst in us. 

Most people contemplating couples work have some understandable fears; that the therapist will take sides, it will make things worse or that their particular set of difficulties are beyond repair.

What most couples don't know (and can learn) is that all relationship difficulties usually boil down to two skills  -  better communication and the ability to deal with conflict and differences in an adult way. 

Using tried and tested tools, I will help you and your partner understand why and how you argue about the same old things and give you the skills you need to start building a relationship that gets better and better the more you practise. 

Issues that are often worked through in couples counselling include affairs, separation, divorce, conflict, sex or lack of, money and self-esteem.

I work with couples who are right at the beginning of their relationship and want tot set up good relationship habits. I also work with couples who are in long-standing relationships. 

I charge £120 for couples. Sessions last a hour and take place in person. 

I review my fees yearly in January. 

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

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a qualified, registered humanistic psychotherapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (RegMBACP).

I am a founding member of HOMA psychotherapy practice in Clerkenwell.

I am also a Foundation Year Tutor with HOMA 4 Year Psychotherapy Training.

I completed an intensive face-to-face 7-year 700 hour+ training in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy and continue my ongoing supervision and professional development there. 

I have also completed a 12-month specialist training programme with Beyond Chocolate which provides people with practical steps and support to create a happier and more satisfying relationship with food, eating and body esteem.

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

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals: £80 for a 55 minute session.

Couples: £120 for a 60 minute session. 

Before meeting in person we will speak for free by phone or zoom for up to 30 minutes to discuss what you would like to get from your sessions.

It’s really important that you feel I’m someone you can talk to. I won’t be offended if I’m not right for you. If you do feel I am the right person for you, we will discuss how many sessions you’d like and go from there. 

When I work

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Homa Therapy Practice, 26 Lloyd Baker Street, Angel, Islington, London, WC1X 9AW

Type of session

In person
Online
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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Emma Marlin
Emma Marlin