Marina is a registered therapist with experience working within the NHS, charity sector and private services. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology and is soon to qualify as a Counselling Psychologist. Marina integrates theoretical knowledge in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT and Humanistic approaches to tailor therapy to your specific needs and goals. She has experience working with various psychological presentations, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. Marina emphasises seeing you as a whole, acknowledging context, diversity and individuality. She understands the nuances of acculturation and finding stability in constant transition, particularly for people who have grown up between cultures or countries.
Marina’s field of expertise is in eating disorders, having published research in the British Journal of Psychiatry and having trained at the South London and Maudsley Eating Disorder Service. She is passionate about keeping up with research to offer the best possible care and adapting therapy to today’s increasingly digital world. Her current doctoral thesis focuses on how social media and Internet use can be understood and addressed in eating disorder treatment.
Marina’s approach creates a safe, confidential and empathetic space where you can feel comfortable sharing your difficulties openly without fear of judgment. By walking alongside you, Marina will support you in understanding deeper levels of your unique experiences. She believes in fostering personal growth from within, recognising and trusting your abilities for positive change.
When not working, Marina enjoys a DIY project and getting creative. She’s an avid knitter who loves to travel. As her name would suggest, she is happiest when by the sea.