Emma Marlin (MBACP) Kentish Town NW5

Emma Marlin (MBACP) Kentish Town NW5

Kentish Town

+447746716546 / +447746716546

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Kentish Town

+447746716546 / +447746716546

About me

I'm an approachable, down-to-earth and qualified therapist. I provide a calm, confidential space to explore and gain understanding about whatever issues you're facing.

Using careful listening, considered questioning and mindfulness-based exercises, my aim is to help you put your finger on what is not working in your life and what is getting in your way.

I see therapy as a collaborative and conversational process so I do not sit opposite you as a blank screen saying little. I will invite you to join me in the detective work of figuring out how you came to be where you are, the impact that your current experience is having on your life and how you might get back in charge of your life and your experience of it.

I have particular experience of supporting people to;

  • build self-esteem
  • cope with loss
  • reduce anxiety and depression
  • increase communication skills
  • understand and reduce anger levels
  • experience more self-compassion
  • manage emotional eating/purging and disordered eating
  • create and manage more satisfying relationships with partners, family, friends and self

Couples Work

Happy relationships are not luck or magic. More often it depends upon a set of skills and understanding that can be learned.

We learned most of what we know about intimate relationships through our early experiences in our families. Our personal history has a great deal of influence on what happens in our current relationships - on our behavior, our feelings, our expectations.

We can change these influences if we become aware of them and wish to. It is well worthwhile to sort through what we inherited, keeping what fits for today and changing what does not.

Couples counselling with me will help you understand how your history may be contaminating your current relationship, build lasting communication skills, understand why and how conflicts and difficulties arise and support you and your partner to find a way to stop bickering and start reconnecting.

Couples sessions with me last 60 minutes and cost £80.

Before training as a psychotherapist I worked as an editor and writer for magazines and newspapers in the UK, US and Australia.

I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BAPC) and operate in line with their ethical framework.

I charge £60 for individual sessions and £80 for couples.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I have completed over 800 hours of face-to-face training at Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy and continue regular supervision and professional development and training there.

I work in a practical and friendly way, drawing on a number of different approaches including Gestalt, Formative Psychology and Mindfulness Techniques. I have also completed an additional 12 month training programme with Beyond Chocolate designed to give people the practical steps and tools they need to create a happier and more satisfying relationship with food, eating and body esteem.

I have completed a specialist 12 month training course for couples called PAIRS.

I spent over 20 years writing and editing for some of the world's most successful magazines and newspapers including Cosmopolitan, Red, Marie Claire, Redbook and The Sunday Times. I also worked as an Agony Aunt for nearly 15 years for Sugar, More! and Woman's Own.

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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Eating Issues

  • Compulsive Undereating
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Dieting/Calorie Counting
  • Over-exercising


Individuals: £60 for a 55 minute session.

Couples: £80 for a 60 minute session.

If you require low-cost sessions, please contact me to discuss your circumstances.

This may be the first time you have considered therapy, or you may be returning to it. Either way, you can call or email for an informal chat about how we might work together.

If you decide to book an initial session, we will explore what brings you to therapy or counselling. At the end of that session you can decide whether the type of therapy I offer is the right fit for you. I usually suggest we work together for a period of at least 6 weeks and then assess what frequency will best support you.

You are not obliged to continue if you are not completely comfortable and I will tell you if I think a different therapist or style of therapy would be more supportive of your goals.

Maps & Directions

Kentish Town, NW5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have availability on Saturday morning and Tues/Weds.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme