Susan Marshall MSc MBACP (Accred) PgC PgD
Please note: I have some capacity for online video-call counselling and therapy only. Please contact for further information or to arrange an initial session. 16.3.20
I am a highly experienced counsellor/psychotherapist in practice for over fifteen years. I have worked with a wide variety of people and issues in a number of settings such as a mental health charity, the NHS, private practice and significantly as a counsellor/psychotherapist in education counselling students and staff. I have worked in Higher Education for seventeen years, providing a leadership role within a University counselling, wellbeing and mental health service for nine years, leading student counselling and managing a workplace counselling service for four years.
I have substantial experience in supervising the work of other therapists and trainees and have learned much from others’ practice and from the experience of working with a diverse range of clients across a number of therapeutic approaches.
You may be scrolling through profiles of counsellors and psychotherapists looking for a good match, and wondering what you are looking for? You may be searching to find the person who describes what you are experiencing now, or want to become, or who seems trustworthy, qualified, experienced, friendly. You will have your reasons for looking now. Perhaps someone else has suggested you might want to try it.
Whatever your intention now, it’s to be taken seriously, do remember it.
I adapt my approach to you and what you bring, and this flexibility is underpinned by my training as an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and existential therapist.
I will work with you to help you face the things that need to be faced, to enable you to ask meaningful questions of your life, and to help you tune into your answers. With kindness, a steady attitude, and an open manner, we will work to clarify what troubles you and unearth what your options may be. Even the most entrenched problems can be loosened to release enough space and movement that new vitality and perspective is possible.
When we become disorientated, grieving, lost, disillusioned - it is at these times we can come closer to re-evaluating our lives; to discovering a reorientation and new understanding of our capacities and what living a good life means to us. It’s so easy to become confused and out of touch with our emotions and personal wisdom – let’s rectify that – if you do your part and engage honestly in sessions prepared to reflect on your experience, I’ll endeavour to do my best by you.
I am a keen listener, and am not one to tell you what to do, but I will engage fully in our sessions and have an active, sometimes conversational approach. I am easy to talk with and offer new ways of seeing things.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently in the final stages of a doctorate in existential psychotherapy and counselling, and have completed an MSc Psychotherapy Studies (distinction), PgDip Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, PgCert Brief Therapy.
I have continued to develop as a therapist, as I am committed and passionate about what I do. I originally trained as an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and have training in person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT and third wave approaches, creative therapies, coaching, supervision and leadership training. I also have an interest and training in expressive therapies for trauma, therapeutic writing, organisational dynamics, mediation and conflict resolution.
I am skilled in working with a number of issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, ill-health, depression, meaninglessness, loneliness, low self-worth, self-injury, loss (of others, role, meaning, values, purpose, 'empty nest', divorce, health, status), identity, family and spiritual issues.
I am also an experienced trainer and provided consultancy on wellbeing issues and crisis coordination for a large institution.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
I am accredited with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a member of SEA (Society of Existential Analysis), Lapidus International (Words for Wellbeing Association), BACP-UC (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Universities and Colleges Division) and a committee member of YES (Yorkshire Existential Society).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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I charge £60.00 per session and currently have flexible appointment times in Sheffield S10.
Issues I work with
- Stress and Burnout
- Confidence and Self-Worth
- Workplace Issues
- Student Life
- Family Life
- Life Crisis
- Dilemmas and Life Choices
- Creative Block
- Living with a skin condition or physical difference
- Living with illness
- Spiritual Issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|