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About me

I'm an approachable, down-to-earth and qualified humanistic therapist. I’ve been working with a wide range individuals, couples and teenagers for over a decade.

My primary aim is to help you gain more clarity about who you are. Why is clarity important? Because when we have a deeper understanding and awareness of who we have needed to be to get by in the world, we gain access to our authentic self - who we truly are. 

I see therapy as a conversation in which you can uncover and explore how you came to believe what you do about yourself. Often these beliefs are formed at a time when we were younger and needed to fit in to get by. These ‘shoulds’, expectations, roles and obligations travel with us through our adult lives generating unwanted behaviours/addictions, depression, anxiety, anger and a whole lot of fear about what will happen if we say no to others. 

I have particular experience of supporting people to:

  • Build self-esteem and self connection
  • Make sense of anger, sadness, fear and happiness
  • 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, their partner won't agree or 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 main areas: a need for better communication and the ability to deal with conflict and difference in an adult way.

Using tried and tested tools, I will help you and your partner understand why you argue about the same old things and start communicating so you can heal the old wounds -  intimate relationships have a knack of reigniting . This is much easier when there is a witness (i.e. me) in the room with you who can help you understand your conflict loop as it’s happening.

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

I also work with couples who would like support around parenting children with learning differences or caring for an elderly relative.

I charge £75 for individual sessions and £100 for couples.

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 course tutor with Homa 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


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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£75.00 per session

Additional information

Individuals: £75 for a 55 minute session.

Couples: £100 for a 60 minute session. 

Before meeting we will speak by phone or zoom for up to 30 minutes to discuss what you would like to get from your sessions. If after that conversation, you feel comfortable we will meet for a first session.

It’s really important that you feel I am someone you can talk to freely and 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 your budget and how many sessions you’d like and go from there. 

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

Spectrum Centre For Psychotherapy, 7 Endymion Road, London, N4 1EE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme