Elisabeth A Marriner MBACP (accred) FPC (wpf) TR(Tavistock Alumni)

Elisabeth A Marriner MBACP (accred) FPC (wpf) TR(Tavistock Alumni)

Cornwall Gardens

0207 361 0067

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Cornwall Gardens

0207 361 0067

About me

I qualified as an individual psychodynamic psychotherapist in 2003 (WPF) After further specialist couple training I qualified as a couple psychotherapist (Tavistock Relationships) in 2012. I now work as a visiting couple therapist at Tavistock Relationships alongside individual and couple work in private practice In SW7. I am a member of a specialist Tavistock Relationships Mentalization Based Couple Therapy team which works with couples where there is high conflict.

What to expect in an initial consultation?This session lasts up to 1 and a half hours and is an opportunity for both of you to describe the current difficulties and how they are affecting you as a couple and as individuals. I'll invite both to tell the history of the relationship and then go on to explore wider family issues on both sides. Then I focus on you as individuals, asking about extended family history and early experiences in your original family. This is so that I can begin to formulate underlying dynamics and patterns that could be repeating and to understand you both better as individuals.

Together, we'll talk about how counselling might help. I offer regular weekly sessions which last one hour. Sometimes things can feel easier after a few sessions and sometimes it can take a few months work.

My Tasks? To ensure you both feel equally heard, understood and not blamed. To create a safe place to think about what's been happening in the relationship with a view to improved curiosity and communication with each other.
I use a Psychodynamic approach as well as a more cognitively based approach where appropriate.

I have worked with same sex and heterosexual couples from a wide range of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, a wide range of ages from the young and newly committed, couples in middle age and couples approaching retirement. I have experience working with anxiety issues and depression, issues associated with traumatic events, the impact of affairs, conflict and anger management within couples, separation and divorce, parenting/step parenting difficulties, sexual difficulties.

All work is confidential and subject to the strict ethical guidelines of FPC, BACP, and Tavistock Alumni.

My quiet, discreet and comfortable private practice room is 5 minutes walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station, 10 minutes walk from Earls Court Tube Station and Kensington High Street Tube Station.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A. Hons
Full member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
Member of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC)
Post Graduate Diploma in Individual and Couple Pychotherapy, PGDip TCCR
Certificate in Emotional Aspects of children with Learning Difficulties (Tavistock Clinic)
Learning for All, Education (Open University)

Post Graduate Advanced Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling (wpf counselling and psychotherapy) graduating in 2003
Further training Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to work more than once weekly
Assessor and staff counsellor (w.p.f Counselling and Psychotherapy Kensington)
Coordinator for Carers` Counselling Project (wpf and RBK&C)
Private Practice (since 2003)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, (wpf)
Visiting Therapist Tavistock Relationships

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have specialised in Mentalization Based Therapy for couples and individuals


£80 per session for individual work. (50 minute sessions) Initial consultation for individual work 1 1/4 hours £120

£120 per session for couples work (1 hour sessions) Initial consultation for couples work will last 1 1/2 hours for which I charge £200

Further information

I am part of an ongoing working group at Tavistock Relationships specialising in Mentalization based approach to couple therapy.

Maps & Directions

London, SW7 4BA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


My working hours are from 07.30 a.m. until 21.30 Monday to Thursday

Types of client

Older adults