Mr Philip Marshall
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-08653
I believe in the uniqueness of each person and as such any counselling must meet the assessed, agreed needs of the individual. I recognise and validate how talking about some difficulties can be daunting; however I draw on my compassion, empathy and respect to enable us to build a confidential, safe therapeutic alliance. This I hope will enable you to talk to me about what is causing you distress at this time. Sometimes our thoughts and feelings affect how we relate with our 'self and 'other people' and can affect our usual way of managing distress. There may, however, be triggers that remind us of past events, provoking thoughts and feelings which may at times lead us to behave in ways that might be harmful or unhelpful in bringing resolution to our problem. I advocate empowerment through understanding, having choices and making appropriate safe change. Together we can explore and find alternative paths to help you make changes to manage your distress and achieve your goals.
The first session is where you can explain your difficulty; this will help my understanding of what is happening now and what happened then. We will agree a counselling alliance, with clear boundaries, how long and what difficulties you wish to work through.
Sessions are for one hour with the last ten minutes for us to reflect.
I provide supervision for other practitioners supporting people who have experienced historical abuse' I can offer pre-trial therapy for people who have reported historical abuse to the police.
I work with people adjusting to physical disability and those people and families managing the day to day challenges of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
I can offer solution focused brief therapy
- Qualifications & ExperienceMaster of Arts in Counselling Studies
Counselling Supervision Diploma
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Working with Survivors of Abuse
Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT)
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Combined Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken