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 am an individual psychodynamic psychotherapist (WPF 2003) and specialist couple psychotherapist (Tavistock Relationships 2012) working as a visiting couple therapist at Tavistock Relationships and member of their Mentalization Based Couple Therapy team. I also work in private practice as an individual and couple therapist in SW7.

An initial consultation for couple workis an opportunity for us to explore current difficulties, the history of your relationship and wider family issues on both sides as well as finding out about you as individuals. This will include your extended family histories and early experiences. This can be helpful in understanding underlying dynamics and possible repeating patterns in your couple relationship.

Together, we'll talk about how counselling might help. I offer regular weekly 50 minute sessions. Sometimes things can feel easier after a few sessions and sometimes it can take a few months work.

My role as therapist is to ensure both feel equally heard, understood and not blamed. I offer 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

Post Graduate Advanced Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF counselling and psychotherapy University of Roehampton)

Further Training Psychodynamic Psychotherapy wpf (Twice weekly work) University of Roehampton

Post Graduate Diploma in Individual and Couple Psychotherapy (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships University of East London)

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)

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


Accredited register membership

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)

£120 per session for couples work. 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 08.30 m. until 21.30 Monday to Thursday

Types of client

Older adults