Mrs Marsha Walker
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-07028
Location: Milton Keynes
Life can be overwhelming at times, effecting our emotions as well as our physical and psychological well-being. Counselling offers a safe place, to help you understand yourself and to empower you by finding freedom from the past and hope for the future. To help restore your sense of well-being and create a life that you desire to live. In that safe space you can talk openly about whatever you feel you would like to, as we work together to explore your needs.
I use an Integrative Approach – helping you explore your feelings, thoughts, actions and beliefs. I can help you understand what your body is telling you, especially when cognitive approaches and thinking alone are not working. I can help you understand your past and present and how this can impact on your current state of being. And I can help you identify empowering strengths that can support you through this process.
I have a great passion for helping people recover from trauma – this is my area of expertise. I have had specialised training in trauma counselling as well as pre-trial therapy training. I have a special interest in helping those who have experienced child sexual abuse, rape and other trauma. Working with the link between the brain and the body, I aim to help create new experiences that can change implicit emotional memories to bring about long-lasting transformation. I offer a safe space and my aim is to empower my clients to understand and work through the effects of their trauma. We can never change our past, but we can shape our future.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means I can offer personalised counselling to my clients – dependant on their individual need. I am also creative, and this gives me the opportunity to use these skills with clients if they would like to. When words feel like a thousand miles away, using creativity to unpack trauma can be very effective.
I believe that every person is unique and my approach to counselling based on this. I help my clients work through their needs and explore them together.
Trust is imperative to me and I will listen with no judgement, but with sincerity and empathy, and will offer you a space to just be yourself. I believe in accepting my clients for who they are, making no assumptions and listening to them with openness and sensitivity. I believe that you know yourself best, you know what you desire and need, and you know how you would like live life. Sometimes this can be so painful but, with my help, we can understand and explore your viewpoints and perspective together to find a way to move forward – the way you would like to.
I originally started my counselling practice at a charitable counselling agency within a secondary school, working with the 11 – 16 age group. Working with young people struggling with trauma, anxiety and stress, identity issues and self-esteem. I then started working for a charitable counselling agency helping those who had experienced rape and sexual abuse, adults as well as young adults. I specialised in working through the aftermaths of sexual trauma and helping people to cope and recover.
I currently work as a Student Welfare Lead, looking after the therapeutic support in a secondary school.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAdvanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
Aim Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (QCF) Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory Course 2017 (Cert. Dip CST)
Aim Awards level 3 Hypnotherapy and Basic counselling 2016 (Cert.Hyp CS)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken