Marina Lorenzato PGDip MBACP
I offer online counselling in Portuguese and English. I imagine you are reading this because you or someone you know is going through something difficult. Or maybe you want to find your confidence or your life purpose. I would love to support you in this journey. I believe there is nothing that can’t be dealt with and I will listen with compassion and no judgement.
Seeing a therapist was paramount in my healing journey in the past and I think this could also help you. Opening up to someone I trusted was powerful and helped me to see the possibilities my life had at that moment. The support I got in navigating the difficulties that were going on kept me hopeful and led me to a new chapter. I believe finding someone non judgemental and that you can trust is the first step for this process to start.
My experience comprehends several issues encompassing self-esteem, anxiety, depression, addictions, panic attacks, eating disorders, trauma, psychosexual issues, psychedelic integration and family & relationship concerns. I also support my clients in career choices, life purpose and spirituality.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Psychosynthesis Trust and I am post-graduated in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGDip) which is validated by the Middlesex University and accredited by both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I also have a qualification as a yoga teacher in India and I am very interested in working with body related issues and to consider how we store emotions in different parts of our body.
In addition to my private practice I am a training assistant at the Psychosynthesis Trust, a renowned institution in London Bridge that trains counsellors and psychotherapists. Also I have volunteered at the Volunteer Hackney Centre visiting people suffering from isolation, as well as various physical and mental health issues, supporting them to meet their life goals and rebuild their independence
My approach is integrative with a transpersonal aspect.
I have public liability insurance and I attend regular supervision sessions.
I offer therapy sessions in English and Portuguese.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with