Marinda Nagel

MBACP, Couple and Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist
London SE21 & E1
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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 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

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Additional information

Fees available on request


Day times and evenings in Dulwich

Day times only in Shoreditch

Dulwich Village
SE21 7JB

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Marinda Nagel

Marinda Nagel