Sharon Marshall

Sharon Marshall

I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. I work in a way that is practical, non-blaming and down-to-earth, matching my style of working to the needs of the person or family, helping them to recognise their own skills at finding solutions to their difficulties.

I’m happy to work with teenagers, adults, couples, and families/people who are important to each other.

I qualified as a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in 2017 after four years Masters degree training at the Tavistock Centre in London. Before that, I obtained a degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2001 and have worked in the NHS ever since, mostly in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS).  I am a member of the Association of Family Therapists, registered with the UKCP and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.  I also regularly attend workshops and training courses as part of my continuing professional development and have monthly clinical supervision.

Systemic Psychotherapy is suitable for a wide range of difficulties and relationship problems.  It helps people understand themselves in the context of their close relationships and the wider community, enabling people to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes.

Relationship difficulties: unhelpful relationship patterns, family conflict, couple disharmony, parenting difficulties, sibling rivalry, friendship strains, work problems

Life and Family transitions: loss and bereavement, birth of a child, couple separation or divorce, new family formations, accommodation moves

Intense and difficult emotions or experiences: sadness, anger, bullying, discrimination, aggression, addictions, self-harm, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment issues

Issues around identity: including race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, faith, religion, parenthood, marital status, appearance, aging, ability/disability, education

Serious mental health problems or life-long conditions: eating disorders, psychosis, learning difficulties, ADHD, autism, living with a physical illness

Please have a chat with me to see if we can work together.  Often it is the “fit” between the therapist and client that is the most important factor.

Family is used to describe any group of people who care about each other and not just those who are related by birth.

I also use other approaches, adopting ideas from cognitive and dialectical behaviour therapy, attachment narrative therapy, non-violent resistance and others that I feel may offer a useful way of understanding a particular issue.

Deciding to have therapy may seem like a difficult step to take, especially if you have never had counselling or psychotherapy before.

If you are unsure whether this is the right approach for you, I am happy to have a free 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your situation.

Contact: 07905 123952



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