Hello, my name is Marina and I am a chartered counselling psychologist.
I have experience of working with clients with a variety of difficulties. For instance, I have worked in community services, as well as primary and secondary care NHS services. Currently alongside my work at Circle Psychology Partners, I am proud to be part of a specialist eating disorders service and a community project for people with diagnosis of psychosis. My approach can be particularly useful when it comes to difficulties such as anxiety (including panic attacks, OCD and social anxiety), self-criticism, life transitions, loss of sense of meaning and purpose in life, and addressing problematic habits.
Whilst I draw on approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, at its core, my practice is humanistic, valuing the person as a whole and respecting and trusting their innate wisdom, resilience, and agency. I endeavour to work with people pluralistically which in practice means collaboratively agreeing on the direction of our work together, regularly reviewing and discussing the process and having an honest dialogue considering different perspectives.
I am able to offer both face-to-face in East Dulwich and virtual sessions.