Marsha Oza

At Southwark Counselling & Psychotherapy I work with individuals, couples and multiple partners who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, issues around identity, relationship challenges, life transitions, bereavement, trauma, and the effects of past trauma.

I recognise the disproportionate challenges and barriers faced by minoritised ethnic and disabled people, and those who are LGBTQIA+ or otherwise marginalised in terms of their gender, sexual and relationship diversity.  I actively welcome people from these communities into my practice.

Informed by my client work, my own human experiences, and a body of supporting literature, I take a trauma-informed approach to therapy.  This means I understand ‘mental health issues’, ‘illnesses’, ‘disorders’ and ‘diseases’ to be natural manifestations of physiological and psychological distress in response to events and experiences in our lives.

Having said that, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ in therapy.  Neither you nor I will have all the answers.  What we do have is experience, thoughts, and feelings that we can share and learn from.  Using these tools and drawing on a broad range of theory and contemporary research, we’ll work together to help you.  This approach is known as “integrative”, bringing together the most current psychotherapeutic thinking to provide bespoke support, designed to meet your specific needs.

I reserve 20% of my schedule for people who are unwaged or have a low income: 10% at no charge, and 10% at a reduced fee of £20 for individuals and £35 for couples or multiple partners.  If this applies to you, please ask about current availability.

Sessions are available between 7am and 9pm Tuesday to Friday, and between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays.