Marina Palmer

Marina Palmer


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07452867060

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Therapist - Fulham

Fulham SW6
07452867060
Sessions from £75.00

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 offering individual counselling to adults. You may be seeking counselling because you are feeling depressed or anxious for any number of reasons.

You might have experienced an adverse life event or a change in circumstance, such as a bereavement, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or a difficult pregnancy.

Right now, you may be worried about Covid-19 and how it is impacting on your life. You may be feeling stressed at work, or overwhelmed with caring responsibilities, or experiencing difficulties in your relationship, as a result.

Or you may simply feel "stuck" but not know why. Perhaps you have faced difficulties in the past - you were bullied at school, or there were problems within the home. Together we will seek to understand how your experience has shaped the way you think about things, or feel about yourself, and how these may be holding you back in the present. As your self-awareness grows, so will your ability to make positive changes to your life.

Whether you are facing 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. Whatever your reason for reaching out for help, I am available either in person or by video or phone, to talk it through with you. 

I enjoy working with people from all walks of life: whatever your age, background, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, or occupation, I would like to welcome you to my practice.

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.

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, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Languages spoken

French