Dr Marc Medina, DProf (Psych), MA (Psych), MBACP (Accred), UKCP (Reg)
Covid -19: It is possible to visit the practice whilst maintaining social distancing. I am also offering clients telephone and video sessions on a number of platforms including Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and WhatsApp.
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.