Marinda Nagel - MBACP, Couple and Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist
East London Relationship Therapy (ELRT)
225 Shoreditch High Street
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 LGBT 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees available on request
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