Marva Sherman PG Dip MBACP
- I am a fully qualified counsellor and work in an NHS service in addition to private practice as a Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Couples therapist EMDR therapist specialising in trauma well as private practice.
- I specialise in working with clients who have suffered trauma and are experiencing low self esteem and low confidence anxiety and depression.
- I use a combination of contemporary and evidence based methods and strategies to support clients in their recovery.
- I enjoy supporting my client's to improve their well being and I am fully committed to my client's progress and journey through therapy.
- If you would like to take the first steps to explore a difficulty in your life and are ready to make a change. I provide a safe, supportive and confidential space to start your journey give me a call and we can make a start together.
- I offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation.
- I offer a 55 minute consultation appointment where we can speak and discuss your difficulties with no obligation to continue, unless we both feel comfortable working together.
- I offer concessions in particular circumstances and will be happy to discuss this with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
18 years experience as a Counsellor
PG Diploma Level training in Counselling using Transactional Analysis
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Level 1 2 3 4
BACP endorsed Counselling for Depression Certificate. (Nottingham University)
Couples Therapy for Depression Qualification (Tavistock Centre for Couples and Relationships)
Post Graduate Certificate Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mindfulness Training (Mindfulness Association)
Risk Assessment Training
Emotion Focused Therapy Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychotherapy for Trauma using EMDR
Psychotherapy for low self esteem and low confidence
Counselling for Black and minority ethnic issues. Racial discrimination issues, Cultural issues
Couples Therapy for Depression
Counselling for Depression
Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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20 minutes consultation free.
£65-85 per 55 minute session - Individual sessions
£85-125 per 55 minute session - Couples Therapy
£75 per 55 minute session- Mindfulness and Compassion Training.
£65-85 per 55 min session telephone sessions.
My regular fee is £85 per session, but we can discuss this during our initial consultation. Your individual circumstances will be taken into consideration and a fee will be agreed on together before making any commitment to ongoing therapy.
As a guide, fees post-consultation tend to range between £65 and £85.
My fee for initial consultations is £70.
The first initial assessment is gives us both an opportunity to see if we both feel we can work together.
If we both mutually agree to work together we can move on to a formal assessment which lasts 55 minutes where the cost will be my standard fee as shown above.
If we agree not to work together I would always be happy to recommend other therapists for you to contact who may be more suitable for your needs.
I am always happy to have a chat on the phone if you have any questions you need to ask. Just contact me by phone or email and I will ensure I will reply to you within 24 hours.
Your therapy sessions are always confidential. There are times when confidentiality may be need to be broken. For instance if you were at risk of harm either to yourself or from others and also if I feel someone around you may be at risk of harm. I would always try to discuss this with you first if possible.
This is a part of the codes of ethics which I abide by as an ethical practitioner. I am a member of the BACP who have codes of conduct and standards for professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I provide a standard therapy business contract which states how we will work together stipulate regular reviews and also cancellation and holiday policy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have spaces on Monday, and Wednesday evenings I am available on saturday mornings to offer flexibility to clients.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|