Emma Marlin (MBACP) Finsbury Park N4 1EE
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 - either individually or in your relationship.
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.
I have particular experience of supporting people to
- build self-esteem and resilience
- cope with loss
- reduce anxiety and depression
- increase communication skills
- make sense of their emotions
- experience more self-compassion
- manage emotional eating/purging and disordered eating
- have more satisfying relationships with partners, family, friends and self
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 show you and your partner how to stop arguing about the same old things and start communicating. 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 £70 for individual sessions and £90 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 100 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 and their body.
I have also completed an intense 1 year course for couples (as a couple) called PAIRS as well as a specialist 12 month Working With Couples Training Programme
Before becoming a psychotherapist 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Compulsive Undereating
- Compulsive Overeating
- Dieting/Calorie Counting
Individuals: £70 for a 55 minute session.
Couples: £90 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. At the end of that session, you can decide whether you wish to continue.
I usually suggest we work together for a period of at least 6-12 weeks and then assess which 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|