Marcus James Sly MA MFETC(Dip)
I'm a counsellor and therapist based in Midhurst, and Bosham near Chichester.
My aim is for us to create a safe space in which you can explore, unfold, heal and grow as feels right to you. I offer a humanistic, person-centred approach to help you find greater happiness, confidence and resilience, improve you relationships, discover new possibilities, and let go of whatever no longer serves you.
By far the most important element in successful therapy is the quality of relationship between client and therapist. I undertake to always to relate to you as an equal with understanding and respect, to meet you where you are, and to be real, present and empathic to the best of my ability. I undertake to self-reflect, be honest if I make a mistake and to act responsibly and ethically at all times.
I am committed to creativity, in therapy and in life. In the past I have been a professional musician, teacher and craftsman. Music, dancing, writing and making are important to me, and I aim to bring the thoughtfulness, expressiveness and sensitivity these activities have developed into my therapeutic work with my clients. I actively encourage clients who are interested to develop their creativity, and to use creative means to further their goals for the work we do together.
I am also a qualified Alexander Technique teacher and a licensed Dance of Awareness facilitator. DoA is a group movement and dance practice that aims to improve self-awareness and self esteem, and to deepen our connection with ourselves and others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been involved with various healing and self-development modalities for over 20 years. I have a Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, am a qualified Alexander Technique teacher (3year/1600 hour training), a licensed Dance of Awareness facilitator, and have a postgraduate-level qualification in adult education.
I am committed to practicing ethically and safely. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and have regular supervision. I am fully insured and undertake regular professional and personal development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
High Sensitivity/Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
I offer a free, no obligation, half-hour introductory session so that you can meet me and get a sense of whether you think we could work productively together.
Following this introductory session you are welcome to:
- Continue straight on into your first full session
- Book a full session on a different day
- Decide not to take things further, or
- Go away and think about what you would like to do.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client