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About me

There is nothing wrong with you

Have you ever been branded ‘too sensitive’? As if there is something wrong with you, rather than the situation you found yourself in. You doubt your feelings; you are not sure what your needs are; you feel like you are not as important as others. Saying ‘no’ seems selfish. Your life doesn`t feel like it is yours because it revolves around others. You crave to be loved and taken care of, but it`s not happening. You don`t know what you are doing wrong and just wish for things to change. You are exhausted, overwhelmed, feeling like you cannot get anything right. Anxiety is your frequent companion.

Who do I help?

I help people who are co-dependent, suffering from psychological trauma; emotional and narcissistic abuse; dealing with toxic shame. I help you to establish healthy boundaries and find your way to relating to the world in a more efficient way, as well as make sense of your past experiences and what they mean to you now and how you could transform your pain into personal power.

I help you deal with anxiety, find it's roots and put strategies at place so that you could work with it rather than trying to fight it.

Working Together

I would love to work with you, to explore who YOU are and what kind of life YOU would like to live. I will walk alongside you on your journey to yourself, supporting you gently so that you can heal and establish your own way of navigating relationships with those important to you. You have the power to make necessary changes. Let me support you.

Book your FREE session now

I understand that it could be difficult to commit to therapy or find a therapist that is right for you. I offer FREE 30 minute online session where we can meet so that you can see if we are a good fit.

I currently work online only and am flexible in terms of session times and dates - we will make arrangements for the next session every time we meet.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (University of Bedfordshire)

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Regent's University, London)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Narcissistic abuse
  • Co-dependency

Fees

£60.00 per session or £220 for four sessions when paid in advance.

Availability

I currently work online only.

Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available - times and dates are agreed on every time we meet.

Further information

What can I expect from the first session?

My initial consultation involves:

- you telling me more about yourself

- what brings you to therapy

- what you are struggling with

- your aims, goals and expectations

- significant experiences/memories that you feel are affecting your life

- I will tell you about how I work

You will then have time to decide whether we are a match and if you would like to carry on working together. You don't have to commit to working with me on the spot. I will also be able to tell you if I think I am the right person to help you.

How much is the first session?

It is a FREE 30 minute consultation over Zoom. If you are not familiar with the platform, I will send you the instructions on setting it up. It is pretty straightforward.

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40

Key details

Sign language
Other languages Russian

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Marina Stepanova Resourceful Counselling

Marina Stepanova Resourceful Counselling