Psychotherapy & Counselling, West London
Introduction - whom I can help
- Hello, my name is Mari. I have been offering psychotherapy and counselling primarily in private capacity in Ealing over thirteen years to individuals and couples. I have been working with people who want to address their anxiety, eating disorders, depression, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, psychosexual difficulties and/or relationship issues.
I occasionally offer time-limited counselling to clients who are referred from EAPs (Employment Assistant Programmes). The counselling that I offer in this setting is tightly focused, usually limited to five, six or eight sessions.
How psychotherapy works
- Clients’ difficulties often have long preceding history. Each person’s coping method is unique. It is often complex and entrenched, perhaps to the extent that the person cannot remember how things are related. One of the tasks of psychotherapy is to disentangle this complicated adaptation and to explore how it has been affecting that person’s life and relationships.
A meaningful shift in feelings may also happens in successful psychotherapy on the long run. Most psychotherapists and counsellors probably agree that no fixed prescriptive method can force this shift to take place. Instead it often takes meandering path which requires clients’ dedication, combined with the support and facilitation offered by the psychotherapist.
Another vital task of successful psychotherapy lies in the integration of the so-called ‘shadows’. Any psychological strength can have unwanted impact on that person’s life and relationships when used in a dysfunctional way. People can learn, among other things, to use their psychological assets creatively and appropriately through psychotherapy.
Over years as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I have seen people gain compassionate understanding of oneself and use this newly acquired knowledge to lead rewarding life and to build satisfactory relationships.
For details on practical aspects of how I offer psychotherapy and counselling, please go to this page.
Overview of my qualifications and experience
- I am a psychotherapist registered with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). My UKCP registration is based on multiple memberships, namely with HIPC (Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College) and CSRP (College for Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy). I have an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and had my paper published in 2020. I also have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. As a part of this degree I have a certificate for therapeutic counselling. I am a sexual and relationship therapist accredited with COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).
In addition to my private practice based in Ealing, I worked at a sexual clinic in King’s College Hospital as a psychosexual therapist for four years. There I offered time-limited counselling. This psychosexual counselling clinic is one of the few NHS clinics which still remain open in London. The clinic works together with related disciplines in the hospital such as cardiology, endocrinology, gynaecology, urology as well as GPs and sexual health clinics in the catchment London boroughs.
For more details on my experience and qualifications, please go to this page.
- Due to the special circumstance caused by COVID-19, please refer first to Temporary Arrangements due to COVID-19. This online arrangement will stay in place for some while to come.
I offer sessions from Mondays to Thursdays during the day and in the evening. Once you and I agree to start counselling or psychotherapy, your sessions take place on a weekly basis at a set time on a set day. My cancellation policy requires minimum 167 hours advance notice. In other words, I need to receive your notice for non-attendance at least 167 hours before the session. If I receive your notice after this cut-off point, your session will be charged.
For more details on practical matters of my counselling and psychotherapy practice in Ealing, please go to this page.
If you are looking for a counsellor or a psychotherapist who has experience in anxiety, eating disorders, depression, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, pychosexual difficulties and/or relationship issues, please feel free to contact me by calling my mobile on 07879 811 395. You are also welcomed to email me by going to this page.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.