I just love helping people gain confidence and have happier relationships

It gives me so much pleasure to help people ‘let go of the old stuff’ and move forward to a more confident, happy and fulfilled life.


I can help you with:

  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Relationships Individuals and Couples
  • Overcoming Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic stress

My Story

Like many people, I had a difficult start in life, so I thought knowing a little about my story might help you.

My difficult start caused me to have low self-esteem and to suffer from chronic anxiety.

And because my confidence was low I made poor choices in relationships and had some traumatic experiences.

I just kept repeating the same unhelpful patterns because I was living my life based on the limiting beliefs that I’d picked up in my childhood.

But even though life seemed a struggle I always sensed that there was more. Some deeper part of me was nudging me towards seeking a happier experience. I just knew that we all deserve to be happy and secure. 

By my twenties, I was a single parent (with a gorgeous son) but with no real prospects for a career. 

Out of pure interest though I decided to take a night class in psychology. 

And I loved it!

The teacher said to me:

'You know you're really good at this. Have you ever thought about getting a degree?'

That lady literally changed my life.

With that one comment.

In that one single moment in time.

So I took her great advice and I completed a degree in Applied Psychology at one of the top universities in the UK - the University of Sussex

In time I went on to take several post-graduate qualifications and trained in a number of fantastic therapeutic modalities to help my clients.

I also gained a great deal of experience through counselling for a number of charities and organisations.

It was the beginning of my journey to becoming a therapist - and 27 years later I managed to track that teacher down and thank her. 

It was the BEST feeling! 

It's so special isn't it, how someone can say just one thing and change another person’s entire future.

Thank you for taking the time to read through my story.

I’m wondering if my challenges resonate for you too? 

If you need some help to move forward and make life much better, I’m right here to help you.

I've been there, I know what it feels like, and I know it can change for the better.

Whether it's a specific problem to overcome, or a desire to generally focus on leading your best life -  just click on the contact link and tell me more about you and how I can help.     

Marléne Rose Shaw

How I Can Help You

I offer:

  • 1:1 Sessions for individuals and couples
  • Online workshops and group coaching on the topics of confidence, relationships and self-esteem.
  • I regularly guest on podcasts on the topics of confidence, relationships and self-esteem.
  • Three self-help books and am currently working on book four.  
  • Exceptional Life Community An amazing online community of wonderful people, just like you, who aspire to live their best life.

Training and Qualifications

I integrate a number of therapeutic tools and techniques including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques(EFT)
  • Matrix Reimprinting
  • Talk Therapy

My Qualifications are:

  • Honours Degree in Applied Psychology 
  • Post Graduate: Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling
  • Certified Practitioner Level 2 in EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Certified Practitioner in Matrix Reimprinting
  • Accredited Practitioner Level 2 EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques AAMET

My Mission

Imagine a world where everyone lived from a place of love and understanding, instead of fear and apprehension.

Where people were able to speak up and be their own authentic self without fear of being judged, causing conflict or being rejected.

And imagine in this world people looked at the bigger picture and sought out win-win outcomes instead of feeling disempowered and hurt.

Leaders of nations would communicate on a confident and adult level, without fear, game playing or insecurity.

There would be less world conflict, confusion stress, insecurity and suffering.

There would be more peace, understanding, health, calm and stability.

What an amazing world this could be!

In over 25 years helping clients, I've seen how when people set better boundaries, and learn to communicate more clearly and confidently, everyone around them is encouraged to do the same.

People are heard and respected, they make good choices and better decisions and relationships thrive. 

This gets passed from person to person, and on down through the generations. This is the ripple effect.

You can be part of this mission to create a happier and more secure world.  All you need to do is work on your own personal development and the rest will take care of itself!

Exceptional Life Community

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Counselling and Therapy Sessions Costa del Sol. Based near Marbella, Fuengirola, Riviera del Sol, Mijas