Shirley Marais

Shirley Marais

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Bedford

Bedford MK40
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I specialise in working with individuals and couples whether married or not.  Plus other relationships such as a parent and child, or work colleagues  who are experiencing anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety), as well as people facing the challenges of bereavement, infertility, relationship breakdown and other forms of life crisis or transition

Sometimes we can feel a bit broken. We need to regroup and repair from time to time. You might wish you could feel less needy in your romantic relationship, or be more assertive and respectful to yourself. Dealing with conflict at work might be stressful. Maybe you would like to change your family interactions, forgive or just figure out reasonable boundaries. It might be the way you think about and treat yourself that has bought you here. Replaying awkward moments over and over whilst trying to fall asleep, wishing things were different. "If only I was...., I would be ok?"

I would love the opportunity to work with you to figure out what makes you feel fulfilled and gives you purpose, and how you can have more of that. I listen to your story, ask questions and try to understand what life means for you. I understand that committing to therapy takes courage.

If you are interested in therapy with me, please get in touch via email, text message or phone call. I aim to respond within a few hours. I offer a free 15 minute telephone call so that we can see if we are a good fit and whether our schedules match. GET IN TOUCH NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TAKE A LOOK AT MY WEBSITE

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Loss, Obsessions, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited