Dr Marc Medina, DProf (Psych), MA (Psych), MBACP (Accred), UKCP (Reg)
There is often a message in our feelings of anxiety, depression and panic that it is important that we listen to. Times of struggle and crisis can often also present opportunities to grow. My aim as a therapist is to help clients challenge negative attitudes towards change, overcome personal fears and rediscover their inner strength. For many clients the therapeutic experience is a journey of self exploration which involves an attempt to take back control of their lives by overcoming self defeating behaviors that lead to low self esteem, feelings of powerlessness and a sense of being trapped in ways of living that seem more to do with the expectations of others than reflecting how they truly feel.
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist and see individuals and couples from my two London practices in Fulham and Harley Street.
I work to provide a safe, supportive, confidential and welcoming environment within which you can explore what has brought you to therapy, how the difficult events in your life have affected you uniquely, what meaning you attach to the problems you are facing and how you can be supported to make changes to overcome your current circumstances. I specialise in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, relationship and family issues, work stress, anger issues, health anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, bereavement, OCD, trauma and PTSD.
I am also an experienced couples therapist. This is the process of counselling the parties of a relationship together in an effort to help them recognize and better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. Talking about issues with a trained therapist present can be extremely useful in helping the couple understand their problems in ways that are solvable. I work to encourage both parties to first notice and then overcome destructive patterns of relating that keep them stuck in conflict and crisis, resulting in one or both parties feeling unheard, unsupported and unloved.I am also experienced in helping clients with psychosexual issues both from an individual and couple's perspective.
I have a doctorate in psychotherapy and am an experienced group therapist and life/career coach and clinical supervisor. I have published numerous papers in the area of psychotherapy and as well as my private practice, I have worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS and as an adolescent counsellor in a school environment. I also lecture in psychotherapy and am a qualified mediator. I am an accredited member of the BACP and UKCP as well as being listed on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (UKRCP).
I work from an integrative framework as a therapist and tailor my approach to the specific needs of each individual or couple. Seeking therapy is a physical, emotional and financial investment in our-selves. What we learn and how we develop through the changes that we make is a process that can continue long after the therapy has concluded.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss further and to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
DProf in Psychotherapy
M.A. in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Post-Graduate Diploma in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
Encounter based Couples Counselling
Certificate in Mediation
Working with Domestic Violence and Sexual abuse
Executive and Life Coaching
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Individual Therapy: £80 per session.
Couples Counselling: £120 per session.
Family Therapy: £140 per session.
Relationship Mediation: £170 per session.
Life/ Executive Coaching: £150 per session.
Days and times of sessions are flexible and designed to fit in with client's work and childcare patterns.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday 3pm -9pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
Supervision is an important aspect of counselling and psychotherapy practice and is increasingly seen as a tool for ensuring high professional standards.