Mariana Cervantes

Mariana Cervantes

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: Spanish

Contact information

Phone number
07484 784347

Contact Mariana

Therapist - Totnes

Totnes TQ9
07484 784347
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I am a psychodynamic child and adolescent counsellor and psychotherapist with experience of working in the school sector,  the voluntary sector and in association with the NHS.  I have widespread experience working with people of all ages from different ethnic backgrounds. As a psychodynamic therapist, I use my professional and interpersonal skills to help young people to explore and gain awareness and understanding  of how they see themselves and the world around them. This is a central part of the process of helping them to understand what might be going on for them and to make sense of their experiences and difficulties. With this greater understanding, they can become more resourceful and at ease with themselves and others, and better able to cope with difficult situations and feelings. 

I provide a safe space where young people can bring up what matters to them, in their own way and in their own time. This enables the building of trust and expression, which is essential to the therapeutic process. My work is highly relational, which means that central to the process is my engagement with how the child is feeling and what she or he may be communicating, to enable me to help them to make sense of their experience.

I have play and art equipment available at my practice, and it is up to each client to choose whether to use play, art and/or talk during their sessions.

I also provide parent & child sessions (children 0-5) to help parents and carers with concerns and issues regarding parenting and their relationship with their child/children. 

My fees for all initial consultations are £30. Subsequent consultations and sessions are £45.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Disability, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Relationships

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited