Dr Mari Kovanen, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Dr Mari Kovanen, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Therapy Harley Street
12 Harley Street

North Cottage,
11 Dovers Green Road,

07871955195 / 07871955195

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Therapy Harley Street
12 Harley Street

North Cottage,
11 Dovers Green Road,

07871955195 / 07871955195

About me

For individuals:

Are you experiencing high levels of anxiety and perhaps feel quite low as well?
You often (always) end up prioritising everyone else and deep down feel resentful. You worry about what would happen if you actually started to look after your own needs.

You are struggling to build the life you desire, perhaps past experiences are holding you back and you feel that you just don't have the confidence to live wholeheartedly.

You are unhappy in your relationship and end up repeating relationship patterns that in the long run make you feel more anxious and low. Alternatively, you may long for a relationship but are deeply fearful of being let down and that no one would really want you. You often feel lonely and alone even if you have people around you.

This is your time now...it is time for you to become the priority in your life: find the space to address those past hurts that may be keeping you in behaviour patterns that in the long-run contribute to your distress.

Would you like to take the first steps in having the life you wish to have? Get in touch to discuss more. I would love to support you in getting the life you wish to have.

For Couples:
Is your relationship stuck in a rut?
Perhaps you and your partner are stuck in negative, repetitive patterns that make life a misery for both of you and you end up arguing over even the smallest things.
Maybe your relationship feels stale: although you don't argue, it feels like you have lost the loving feeling and it is difficult to know how to continue and find a real connection again.

Would you like to build a loving connection with your partner and feel excited about your relationship again?

My name is Dr Mari Kovanen and I'm a Chartered and Registered Counselling Psychologist. I believe that therapy is for everyone; I offer both individual and couples therapy in Reigate and in Central London. We are all unique and my style of working depends on what you are looking to achieve in therapy.

Research suggests that over any technique the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful instrument for change. Therefore, I aim to create an atmosphere where you can be your true authentic self, which allows you to work on your goals in therapy. The therapy can be tailor-made to your needs whether you have a specific goal in mind or more general wish to improve your mood, your relationship with yourself or others.

For couples, I offer couples therapy which helps you to understand:
- how your early relationships impact your adult relationship and the couple dynamic
- which couple development stage you and your partner have got stuck
- how neuroscience impacts your experience and relationship

As a psychologist with over 15 years of experience in psychological services and providing therapy since 2008, I have an extensive psychological knowledge and experience of working with a broad range of complex emotional and mental health difficulties.

How to get started?

1. Book your FREE 15min phone consultation either by emailing info@drmarikovanen.co.uk or calling 07871955195. At www.drmarikovanen.co.uk you can also book phone consultation online.

2. During the phone consultation, we will discuss your needs and how therapy could help you, for example, to:

  • explore your thoughts and feelings
  • develop coping strategies
  • find new solutions to old problems and dilemmas
  • make connections with early experiences and understand their impact on your present day well-being
  • gain insights
  • learn new skills
  • increase your self-awareness
  • heal internal wounds caused by early experiences
  • heal from past hurt and prepare for new love

3. If we decide that it would be a good fit to work together, the first session is arranged

If we decide that another service would be more appropriate, I am happy to make suggestions for suitable resources.

Take your first step towards healing and book your FREE 15 min phone consultation now!

Email info@drmarikovanen.co.uk visit www.drmarikovanen.co.uk for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • HCPCReg Psychologist
  • Bacp Registered Member


  • DPsych Counselling Psychology, City University, London
  • MSc Occupational Psychology, London Guildhall University
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, City University, London

Further training in working with trauma (PTSD) and complex trauma.

I started my career as an occupational psychologist and subsequently, I further trained to become a counselling psychologist.

My working history extends to the NHS primary and secondary care, in charitable and private sector organisations. I have experience of a wide range of difficulties such as:

  • emotional difficulties (e.g. family and relationship issues, self-esteem and low confidence, body image dissatisfaction, loss & bereavement, work related issues, anger, infertility, identity confusion),
  • common mental health problems (anxiety and depression)
  • complex enduring mental health problems (e.g. trauma (PTSD), complex trauma (childhood sexual abuse), eating disorders, personality disorders, dual diagnosis)
  • addictions (e.g. drug and alcohol).

Currently, I also work in the secondary care setting for Oxford Health NHS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest in childhood related issues affecting adult well-being and working with both individuals and couples who are having difficulties in their relationship.

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  • 10 Harley Street
  • North Cottage in Reigate


Individual therapy:
Central London £120 per 50min session
Reigate £90 per 50 min session

Couple therapy:
Central London - 90min session £200 (initial session), following 50min session £120
Reigate - 90min session £160, following 50min session £110

Online counselling for individuals:
£90 per 50min session

If you are considering of using your insurance, your provider may require you to obtain a referral from your GP . Please check with your insurance provider first. I am currently registered with Aviva, Axa PPP, Cigna, WPA and Vitality Health.

Concessionary rates may be available for students and those on low incomes. Get in touch info@drmarikovanen.co.uk

Further information

I offer a free, no obligations, 15min phone consultation. Get in touch to discuss how therapy could be of help to you and whether it is the right fit to work together. I look forward to hearing from you.
Contact now info@drmarikovanen.co.uk

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 9PG
Reigate, RH2 8BU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wednesday and Fridays in London and Saturdays in Reigate (no current availability)

Types of client

Older adults
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