Marina Palmer

Marina Palmer


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: French

Contact information

Phone number
07452867060

Contact Marina

Therapist - Fulham

Fulham SW6
07452867060
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am available to see clients face to face in Fulham Broadway, London SW6 Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

I am also available for Zoom, Skype or FaceTime video sessions as well as for phone sessions.

Here's how to get started:

Please contact me by telephone or email to discuss your situation.

If we both feel it's the right fit, we will set up an initial appointment.

All communications between us are confidential, and I reply to all messages promptly.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor working with a broad range of clients, individuals and couples alike. People often come to see me because they are feeling depressed or anxious for a variety of reasons. They might have been affected by life events or changes in circumstance, such as a bereavement, an illness, a relationship breakdown, the loss of a job or a difficult pregnancy. Others may be feeling stressed at work, or overwhelmed with caring responsibilities or simply "stuck" but not know why. When it comes to relationship difficulties, people sometimes choose to come to counselling with their partner so they may work through their issues together.

Right now, life may feel particularly difficult due to COVID-19. You may feel anxious about your health or that of a loved one. You may find yourself worrying about your job, your finances, your children's education or your family's future. These are normal thoughts and feelings to experience at a time like this, and I am available to help you through it either in person or via video or phone.

Whether you are experiencing one of these issues or another that’s not listed, or you simply want to talk to someone outside of your day-to-day life in order to gain a different perspective, my aim is to support you as best I can.

While I love working with people from all walks of life, I feel particularly well suited to working with those in the creative field, such as writers, producers and performing artists. My other area of special interest is in working on improving relationships, both with individual clients as well as with couples.


Practice description

As a Humanistic Counsellor, I believe that you are born with the resources to find the answers to your own questions. And I believe that as client and counsellor we collaborate. My role is to facilitate self-understanding, promote growth, nurture self-development, offer support, promote healing where there has been damage, and empower you to make the right choices.

Further trainings in CBT therapy as well as Life Coaching have enriched my practice, enabling me to offer clients a more integrated approach to their issues. For instance, I draw upon CBT skills when we explore how your thoughts affect your mood, or when helping you identify the ways in which your coping mechanisms might maintain your problems rather than resolve them. Or you may be looking for a more directive, solution-focused approach in order to achieve a desired outcome. This is where the coaching tools I have learned can be very effective in mobilising you to reach whatever goals you want to set for yourself.

Finally, my training and experience of working with couples has reinforced my belief that, within the containing space of a counselling session, it is possible for partners to overcome what can feel like entrenched issues within their relationship. Supporting couples to communicate well with each other - to listen to the other and to feel heard - is something I find deeply rewarding.

In summary, I don't believe that one therapy fits all. Together, we can decide what works best for you. Sessions will be tailored to your specific needs, whether you are seeking individual or couples sessions, shorter-term help with a specific issue, or a longer-term engagement for more complex ones.

My first session

In our first session, we will discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, any personal history that you choose to share, as well as your goals for the therapy and the type of support you are looking for. Everything we discuss will be confidential.

You will have the opportunity to experience working with me first-hand and to decide whether you wish to take things forward. There is no obligation to book a further appointment. However, if you decide you would like to book a follow-up appointment, in our second session we will agree to either a short-term, or a more open-ended arrangement. 

Whether this is your first time seeking counselling, or whether you have had therapy in the past, it can be nerve-wracking or just plain awkward to open up to a stranger. My aim, therefore, is to help you feel as comfortable as possible in your first session with me. I do hope I succeed!

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited