Sam Marshall Counselling


Taking the first step towards counselling can sometimes feel daunting, so thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Sam; my aim is to work collaboratively with you in a non-judgemental, calm and empathic space, where we can explore, at your own pace, the difficulties you are experiencing.

I believe that you are your own expert and by getting to know what you are experiencing we will be able to find the way for you to feel and think differently about life’s challenges. My approach is primarily humanistic, that is, person centred.

I work on a face-to-face basis with adults, depending on your needs offering either short or long term talking therapy. During our initial conversation we can discuss what your aims are for therapy and how we can work towards them.

 About Sam

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am thereby bound by their ethical and professional standards.

I am a volunteer counsellor at The Fountain Centre Charity based at Royal Surrey Hospital supporting those with long term and life changing illness, and their close family members. I also volunteered at SHOUT text service for mental health support.

I work face-to-face from Haslemere and Guildford in Surrey; I also offer online sessions.

Training, qualifications and experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Additional Training and CPD

  • Working alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Areas of counselling I work with

 Getting in contact

Phone: 07436054548



What is Person Centred Therapy? 
Also known as Client Centred Counselling, this is a humanistic approach dealing the ways in which a person perceives themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious ideas and thoughts.

How long does each session last and how many will I need? 
Each session is 50 minutes long, either face to face at consulting rooms in Haselmere or Guildford, Surrey or online. I suggest a review after the first six sessions together to explore the work progress and continue with regular reviews until the client feels they are ready to move on.

Is the counselling confidential? 
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their Ethical Framework. All sessions are confidential unless I feel there is a danger the client will hurt themselves or others, but any break in confidentiality will be discussed and next steps agreed.

How much does a session cost? 
Face to face and online sessions cost £50.00 for 50 minutes. Payment can be made by bank transfer within 24 hours of the session. I have a 48 hour cancellation policy; the full fee will be charged for non-attendance and late cancellation notice.

How do I know that counselling is for me? 
Contact me for an initial free 20 minute phone call to discuss what has brought you to the idea of needing counselling and how we can work together.

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