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MBACP, Couple and Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About me

I am a psychodynamic therapist, who specialises in working with couples and individuals who are struggling with relationship matters. I enjoy working with a diverse range of clients, including couples and individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as from the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience helping couples and individuals with parenting difficulties, trauma, loss, addiction, escalating arguments, sexual matters, depression, infertility, separation and affairs.

Personal relationships form such an integral part of our daily lives and when they are strained, they can place immense pressure on your general well-being. Many couples and individuals find after years of being together, their communication deteriorates and subsequently, they lose intimacy.The aim of therapy is to reflect on what is happening between you and your partner and to think about what has led to your feeling of dissatisfaction. Therapy can help you to make sense of what you are feeling in a confidential environment, and by opening up communication channels, you can think about a more creative way forward. I don't believe that relationship therapy is only for couples in crisis. It can also be beneficial for couples who would like to strengthen their relationship and understanding of one another and themselves. Similarly, I also work with individuals who wish to explore this without a partner. I believe that sustainable change is possible and that destructive patterns can be broken.

The sessions will be mainly based on the psychodynamic model. We aim to think about past and present experiences and how they influence your behaviour in the relationship. Sessions are driven by your needs and thus the content will focus on what you bring to the room. Every couple and individual is unique and will be treated accordingly.

Presently I am only taking on clients for online counselling, but I am hoping to resume face to face work again in September.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (now Tavistock Relationships), where I qualified as a Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Psychotherapist. I also have a 4 year honours degree in Psychology at the University of the Free State, South Africa.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and am thus bound by their code of ethics.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Fees available on request

When I work

Day times and evenings in Dulwich

Day times only in Shoreditch

Dulwich Village, London, SE21 7JB

East London Relationship Therapy (ELRT), 225 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Marinda Nagel

Marinda Nagel