Marian Murphy MSc MBACP
How counselling might help
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.
I have been trained in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy which takes 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 have experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low mood, 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. The psychodynamic counselling process involves a commitment to regular weekly sessions so that we can work together with your situation.
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
After a long teaching career 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.
- MSc (Merit) Counselling & Psychotherapy - Birkbeck College, University of London
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registered Member
- 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 work along with my private counselling practice in Marlow. 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I usually suggest a brief telephone conversation. We would then meet for an initial, no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs and expectations, answer any questions 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 £70.
Regular 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 £60 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays including early morning and evening appointments
Types of client