Marilyn Chapman BA Hons Counselling MBACP (accredited) Registered UKRCP
For 15 years I was employed by five Brighton and Hove NHS practices as their Counsellor. I offer Individual brief/long term Counselling/Psychotherapy/ Life Coaching and welcome clients from all walks of life, ethnicity, faiths and beliefs.
They are offered my acceptance, empathy, respect and as a non judgemental therapist I believe very much in developing a relationship built on trust. My work is confidential and supportive, can be interactive yet always deeply hearing and supporting my clients through their therapeutic journey.
My experience is very comprehensive and includes working with low self confidence/esteem, depression/low mood, post natal depression. anxiety/stress related issues, panic attacks, anger management, assertion, being bullied, work/career and relationship issues, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, difficulty making decisions, loneliness, self harming, disturbing thoughts/memories, family problems. seasonal affected disorder (SAD) affairs and betrayals separation/divorce, bereavement, loss, childbirth and other life changing events.
As a qualified Humanistic therapist my Core model is Person Centred underpinned by an Integrative framework which includes Transactional Analysis (T.A) and Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy (CBT)
Registered with the Dr Edward Bach Foundation for many years,I am a Holistic Therapist who qualified prior to my Counselling training in Aromatherapy and Reflexology.
Whilst living in Australia I studied fulltime for a year in Child care which placed a strong emphasis on Child Psychology. Since that time I've continued my professional development in many areas including childcare, and am experienced in assisting parents dealing with various behavioural challenges in their children.
I have CRB clearance and as an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists work to their ethical guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP (accredited)
- BA Hons Counselling
- Dip Couns Psychology & Psychotherapy
- Dip Counselling
- Life Coaching Certificate
- City And Guilds 7307 Teaching Certificate
- Certificate in Childcare
- Adolescent Depression
- Anger Management
- Eating Disorders
- Diploma Aromatherapy and Reflexology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with many students of all ages over the years both in General Practice and privately. Reasons presented by students can be varied including difficulty adapting to a change of school, college, university, facing examination stress, or suffering from bullying.
My fees are:
£45 per 50 minute session online, telephone, skype/zoom with 2 metre socially distancing face to face therapy available in Shoreham By Sea.
My garden therapy room is well ventilated, antibac cleansed after each client and hand gell is provided.Please check for any further details required during Covid.
My availability is flexible.In addition to 10 a.m - 6.30 pm in Shoreham by Sea. I have some Saturday morning appointments and other times may possibly be available on request.
If possible I offer new clients a 50 minute initial assessment as soon as it is required.This is usually within a week and sometimes may be possible within 24/48 hours as I try to keep one or two sessions available for any urgent appointments.
My initial Assessment appointment helps you to ascertain whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you, and able to meet your needs. I offer a short confidential chat prior to this where I invite you to ask any questions of me that you may have. For those who might not have previously worked with an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist I recognise that you may feel initially apprehensive and therefor will help you to feel at ease.
My response to any message via phone,text or email is usually within the same day either to make an appointment, or if there is a question regarding therapy you might wish to ask me.
Concessions offered for
My Shoreham location with free parking is close to Shoreham High Street and the train station.It is served by a very comprehensive train and bus service.
Southwick, Lancing, Portslade, Worthing, Mileoak and Steyning are within easy reach, though many clients use video and telephone from much further afield to work with me.