MARYNA BENTLEY psychologist MSc,BSc,MBPsS DCoP,MBACP Reg.,BACP Cert.,EFT Cert.

MARYNA BENTLEY psychologist MSc,BSc,MBPsS DCoP,MBACP Reg.,BACP Cert.,EFT Cert.




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About me

My background:

I am an experienced psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist with 8 years of experience of working in different psychological services in NHS. Currently, I collaborate with Cygnet Health Care as well as work privately. I offer regular sessions for individuals, couples and families at my office in Gloucester and run groups locally.

As a Psychologist, I am trained in more than one psychotherapy method. My practice is regulated by the British Psychological Society and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their codes of conduct and I am fully insured and supervised. I work in an integrative way. I am experienced in psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy, humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), emotional freedom therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I often use a combination of these therapies depending on what we think is best. I listen carefully and I consider your experience and all information including your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in developing an individualised therapy plan. I work collaboratively, I research your concerns and make a tailored plan to resolve the problem or reach a goal you bring into the session.

How can I help you:

I work extensively with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, phobias and family issues. I take particular interest in such areas as weight management; trauma; loss of a loved one, relationship, job, life plans; marital difficulties; parenting, fertility, ante and post-natal experience; life stage change, crisis, retirement and illness.

My therapeutic work can help you further your emotional understanding and regulation, confidence, achieve life goals and enhance relationships of all types. I can help you to achieve self-awareness, make a change, increase resilience and coping skills, develop and try new perspectives, patterns and behaviours and bring relief from stress and distress. In order to achieve this, I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can feel accepted and to talk about what troubles you.

I respect your right to be you. I work alongside you and I think with you. Your experience is important and there is a need for you to be heard and understood in order for you to make progress. We can focus on the past, the present or both. Often present difficulties or distress can be connected with past experiences or childhood experiences.

Call, text or email Maryna to arrange a 30 minute, free-of-charge meeting for you to find out how we could work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • MSc in Psychology
  • BPS conversion BA in Psychology
  • Level 2 and Level 3 BACP Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Emotional Freedom Therapy Certificate.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I take particular interest in working with dreams and imagery as means to access underlining issues in a lighter metaphoric way, without digging too deep but to accelerate healing insights.

I also practice EFT - Emotional Freedom Therapy or tapping that is sometimes described as gentler version of EMDR. It helps people to process difficult emotions, experiences, memories and thoughts in a safer way. It is a very powerful technique that I teach my clients to use independently to help them when they need it during everyday living.

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Individual - £40 per hour

Couples and families - £60 per hour

Group membership - £10 per session

Maps & Directions

Cheltenham, GL51
Gloucester, GL2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Russian, Ukrainian


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday, Wensday, Friday, Saturday

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme