Marva Sherman

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PG Dip; NCPS Senior Accredited
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London, N3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  • I am a fully qualified Senior accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor previously Leading a Counselling Team in an NHS service. I currently work in private practice as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Couples Therapist, and EMDR therapist specialising in trauma, sexual, emotional, and racial abuse.
  • I provide supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors.
  • I specialise in working with clients who have suffered trauma and are experiencing low self-esteem and low confidence, anxiety and depression, difficulty processing feelings, interpersonal difficulties in relationships, and identity issues.
  • I use a combination of contemporary and evidence-based methods and strategies to support clients in their recovery.
  • I enjoy supporting my clients 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 20-minute free 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

  • Over 20 years of experience as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor
  • PG Diploma Level training in Counselling using Transactional Analysis
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Level 1 2 3 4 for trauma
  • Rewind Therapy for Trauma
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy for Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Overeating.
  • BACP endorsed Person centred experiential 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
  • African Psychology
  • Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy Training
  • Certificate in Supervision CTSD (Robin Shohet)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling for Black and minority ethnic issues. Racial discrimination issues, Cultural issues in relationships

Psychotherapy for Trauma using EMDR

Psychotherapy for managing difficult and overwhelming emotions and thoughts using DBT

Psychotherapy for low self esteem and low confidence

Couples Therapy to improve communication manage conflicts and increase connectedness

Counselling for Depression including couples

Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

Mindfulness Training


£85.00 - £135.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£85 per 55 minute session - Individual psychotherapy/counselling sessions

£135 per 55 minute session - Couples Therapy

£85 per 55 minute session- Mindfulness and Compassion Training.

EMDR sessions £145 per 90 min session

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy Sessions £125 per 55 min session

Rewind Therapy £125 per 50 minute session

My regular fee is £85 per session for individual sessions and £135 for couples, we can however 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 £75-135

My fee for initial consultations is £85.

The first initial consultation is to give 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 72 hours.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I provide a professional and ethical online practice via video link and telephone

Further information

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 code of ethics which I abide by as an ethical practitioner. I am a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and UKATA which 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, stipulates regular reviews and also cancellation, holiday, and GDPR policy

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Jamaican Patois

Online platforms

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