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Hi, I'm Marléne Rose Shaw

I am a therapist,​​ coach and self-help author

I help people have great confidence, overcome anxiety and create happier relationships​


Many people struggle with confidence and relationships, ​ because they find it hard to find the balance between being kind and being assertive

How Kind People get Tough is based on over 25 years helping clients gain confidence and have happier relationships.

If you want to say no without guilt, stop people pleasing, gain respect, be properly heard, set boundaries that work and know where you stand in your relationships, then this is the book for you.

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Counselling and Therapy Lagos Algarve Portugal

Rather than setting one person above the other, true respect lifts everyone up to the same high level

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​​Does this sound familiar?

You've tried to make changes in your life, but you keep slipping back into the same patterns matter how hard you try

You can see that your past is dictating your present, and your future happiness

........but you don't know what to do about it

You want to go beyond understanding "why" you have certain issues in your life

........​ now you want to actually make changes

You want effective tools and strategies to make real and lasting changes you can practice by yourself and use for life

You know you deserve to say goodbye to stress and anxiety and have happier relationships, more confidence and success.

“​I've been helping people transform their lives for over 25 years and I LOVE what I do.”

​My Story

Like many people, I had a difficult start in life, which caused me to have challenges with relationships, low-confidence and anxiety.

I kept repeating the same unhelpful patterns of behaviour because I was living a life dictated by limiting beliefs, picked up many years before in my childhood.

But I always sensed there was more to life. Something was driving me towards a
happier experience.

I was in my twenties, a single parent, (with a gorgeous son) but with no real prospects for a career, when I decided to take a night class in psychology. The teacher said to me:

​'You know you are really good at this. 

​Have you ever thought about taking a degree?'

That lady literally changed my life - with that one comment - in that one single moment in time.

It was the beginning of my journey ​to becoming a therapist....

...and 27 years later I managed to track her down and thank her - it was the ​best feeling!

​I ​completed my degree at one of the best universities in the UK, the University of Sussex -  and in time I took several post-graduate qualifications.  I also gained ​a great deal of experience helping people​ through ​various voluntary jobs in charities and organisations.​

​I’ve been in private practice now for ​many years, and ​I LOVE what I do! It gives me so much pleasure to help people become unstuck from the limiting ideas and self-beliefs that have been holding them back. 

I help people specifically in the areas of:

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

I integrate a number of therapeutic tools and techniques to help my clients ​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
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