Marian Murphy

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Marlow SL7 & Henley-on-Thames RG9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You may feel you need to talk to someone outside of friends and family about a specific problem or indeed if you are generally feeling low. Talking to a professional counsellor, who will listen without judgement, can help make sense of what is troubling you.

My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is psychodynamic, taking into account your life experiences and how they relate to your current circumstances. You can find more information about the different types of counselling on the BACP website.

I work with adults of all ages needing support with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, trauma, work-related stress, addictive behaviour and major life changes like redundancy, retirement and divorce.

I will listen to you empathetically and objectively and will work with you to help you understand yourself and your challenges to enable you to identify any changes you may need to consider.

I offer both time limited and open-ended counselling with regular reviews. 

Finding the right counsellor for you is an important decision. An initial consultation creates time to think about your needs, how counselling with me might work, and your options.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed the highly regarded MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Birkbeck College, University of London. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its ethical framework. I am also registered as a Psychodynamic Counsellor with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

  • MSc (Merit) Counselling & Psychotherapy - Birkbeck College, University of London
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registered Member
  • British Psychoanalytic Council- Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor
  • BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy- University of Westminster
  • BA - University College Cork, Ireland

I have worked for a number of years in community counselling agencies serving the diverse needs of clients in the Thames Valley. I continue this voluntary work along with my private counselling practice. I am an active member of the local counselling community and participate in regular Continuing Professional Development to keep up to date with current developments in therapy.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial Consultation

I usually suggest a brief telephone conversation, without obligation, to address any immediate questions you might have. The next step would be an initial consultation to discuss in more depth your needs and expectations and agree if it would be helpful for us to work together.  This session usually lasts about 90 minutes and my fee for this is £75.

Counselling Sessions

​Sessions are weekly at the same time each week. The cost of these sessions will be agreed at the initial consultation but my normal fee is £65 per 50 minute session.

When I work

Weekdays including early morning and evening appointments

Further information

I offer online counselling but most of my clients prefer to meet in person where possible. I work from my own comfortable, purpose-built and very private consulting room readily accessible from Marlow, Henley, High Wycombe and Maidenhead with free parking nearby.

Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7

Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Marian Murphy
Marian Murphy