John Marsden MBACP [Accred]

John Marsden   MBACP [Accred]

145B Brighton Road
South Croydon

0208 699 9288 / 07810 766 140

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About me

I am a BACP Accredited Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with twenty years experience of providing individual therapy and support to both young people and adults utilising a number of approaches appropriate to the individual including Psychodynamic,Humanistic, CBT and Solution Focussed counselling.

How counselling can help you

Relationships are at the core of our human need and sometimes those early relationships were damaged or problematic. Developing more open and honest communication is at the heart of healthy relationships and it is my belief that everyone has the potential and capacity to make positive and lasting changes in their life.

Engaging in therapy can help you identify key concerns that are impeding personal growth and the ability to manage important day to day life matters.

Within a safe, confidential and consistent environment, where listening and reflection are prioritised, a trusting and empathic relationship can gradually develop.

What I can help you with

  • Trauma
  • Relationships with parents, partners, or family members
  • Domestic violence or other forms of abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Substance Misuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Redundancy or loss of role
  • Self-esteem.

It may also be the case that you simply feel ‘lost’ or world-weary’.

For young people, this might also include:

  • Worries around self-image
  • Exam stress
  • Peer pressure
  • Bullying.

I work flexibly in both short and longer term therapy tailored to suit the individual’s needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling :Goldsmiths College University of London 2000
  • Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  2004  Membership No. 00567242
  • Life Coaching - Coaching Academy
  • Brief solution focussed therapy - Soma
  • CBT for anxiety and depression  - SLAM NHS Trust
  • Working with personality disorders - Institute of Mental Health
  • Safeguarding training adults and children - LB Lewisham and LB Southwark
  • Client relationships and therapeutic change - DrugScope
  • Eating disorders, Motivation to change, Working with loss - Skills Development Service
  • Working with mental health, Telling stories that heal - Mindfields College

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£60 for an initial consultation and for each subsequent sessions. This may be negotiable depending on circumstances.

Maps & Directions

South Croydon, CR2 6EF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Currently Monday afternoon/evening 3- 9 p.m.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults