Dr Mari Kovanen, HCPC Registed Counselling Psychologist

Dr Mari Kovanen, HCPC Registed Counselling Psychologist

North Cottage,
11 Dovers Green Road,

07871955195 / 07871955195

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About me

Is your life ruined by stress, anxiety, low mood and perhaps relationship difficulties? Are you are fed up feeling like you are a passenger in your own life rather than the driver in charge of the direction your life is taking? Is everyone else always is prioritised (kids, extended family etc) and you are the last one on the list?

You would love to be able to feel connected to yourself (know what you want & need & feel) and those around you. You wish to be able to relax and be in charge of your own life. You want to be able to live wholeheartedly without the constant worry and have great relationships?

We thrive when we are able to practice self-love & self-compassion, when we are in tune with our own emotions and we know our needs. These don't come naturally to many of us, especially if we have experienced childhood emotional neglect and/or trauma and we need help & support.

Psychotherapy is a place where You can start to heal emotional wounds that earlier relationships or events may have left. In therapy, you can start to discover your true needs and form a deep connection with your emotions that are bedded in your body. By being fully connected with your experience you can manage anxiety better, feel more alive and able to live wholeheartedly and feel a deeper connection in your relationships.

Take the next step and get in touch to start your healing journey to be able to live wholeheartedly.

About me

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.

We are all unique and my style of working depends on what you are looking to achieve in therapy. My passion in life is to bring my contribution to reducing emotional suffering and help clients to build better, more loving relationships. My work is based on the latest neuroscience as well as evidence-based psychological therapies.

I have been a psychologist for over 15 years and I have been providing therapy since 2008. My specialist interests are understanding emotional bonds (early attachment and adult attachment), childhood emotional neglect and childhood trauma).

How to get started?

1. Book your 15min phone consultation online www.drmarikovanen.co.uk/book-online

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

Take your first step towards healing and organise your FREE 15 min phone consultation.

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Training, qualifications & experience


  • BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • HCPCReg Psychologist


  • 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), complex trauma and couples therapy.

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).

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.


Currently only time-limited therapy is available either in Reigate or online.

Individual therapy:
Reigate £100 per 50 min session

Couple therapy:
Reigate - 90min session £170, following 50min session £120

Online counselling for individuals:
£100 per 50min session

If you are considering using your insurance, please contact your provider to find out the next steps for getting an authorisation. I am currently registered with Aviva, Axa PPP, Cigna, WPA and Vitality Health.

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

Reigate, RH2 8BU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesdays and Fridays in Reigate or online

Types of client

Older adults