Elisabeth Marriner MSc Individual/Couple Counsellor+Sex Therapist
Notice regarding COVID-19: I am currently offering online sessions via Zoom and am taking on new patients, individuals and couples.
I am a qualified, experienced, individual and specialist couple psychotherapist. I also hold an MSc in psychosexual therapy. I work in private practice and as a visiting couple and psychosexual clinician at Tavistock Relationships. Do feel free to call me for a brief chat about your particular situation. The therapy I offer is based on regular, weekly sessions and currently all work is online. (Zoom platform)
My private practice is in a quiet, discreet and comfortable private practice room in Studland Street, Ravenscourt Park W6 and also in Cornwall Gardens, SW7
I provide a safe place to think about what's been troubling you and in your relationship with a view to improved understanding, sexual intimacy and communication.
I have wide experience working with heterosexual and same sex couples from a range of ethnic and religious backgrounds. I work with issues associated with managing the effects of bereavement and traumatic events, the impact of affairs, conflict and anger management, separation and divorce, parenting/step parenting difficulties.
I work with a range of sexual difficulties including loss of desire, painful sex, erectile and ejaculation difficulties, impact of menopause on sexual relationship, orgasm difficulties.
All work is confidential and subject to the strict ethical guidelines of FPC, BACP, COSRT and Tavistock Alumni which includes continual professional development.
An initial consultation for couple work is an opportunity for us to explore current difficulties, We look at the history of your relationship and wider family issues on both sides as well as finding out about you as individuals. I take a close look at your separate family histories and early experiences. This focus can help to make sense of what you and you and your partner are currently struggling with. Couple dynamics, such as communication difficulties, are often influenced by past experiences.
I offer regular weekly 50 minute sessions. Sometimes things can feel easier after a few sessions and sometimes it can take a bit longer.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychosexual Couple and Individual Therapy (UEL and Tavistock Relationships)
PG Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF 2003)
Further Training Psychodynamic Psychotherapy wpf (Twice weekly work) University of Roehampton
PGDip in Individual and Couple Psychotherapy (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships University of East London 2012)
Fully Accredited 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)
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) Registered Membership
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 Clinician Tavistock Relationships
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My working hours are day times and evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
I have a limited number of daytime reduced rate sessions. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this further