MARYNA BENTLEY psychologist MSc,BSc,MBPsS,DCoP(tr),MBACP Reg,BACP Cert,EFT Cert.
In addition to face to face meetings I am now offering counselling and psychotherapy sessions via telephone and various online applications, making it accessible and convenient for the clients. Bookings are open now with a possibility to block book to get a discount.
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, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), 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 me to arrange a 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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Individual - £45 per hour
Couples and families - £65 per hour
Group membership - £15 per session
I am technologically equipped to deliver my services to you in a variety of ways.
Here are the examples of how the remote sessions can be delivered to you:
Telephone – I can call you and we can talk or message during our session for an hour as usual.
WhatsApp or Skype – we can a have call or video-call, or a chat for an hour as usual.
Zoom – I will send you a link and you will be able to talk to me, see me and I could see you, I will be able to use the whiteboard for demonstration and we can also converse via chat.
Considering that these difficult times are putting pressure on finances I would like also to offer a range of exceptional discounts for the block-booking of the remote sessions. This way you can guarantee yourself the ongoing support and its regularity despite the changes that might occur in the society over next few months.
1 session – £40
2 sessions – £76 (£38 per session)
3 sessions – £105 (£35 per session)
4 sessions – £128 (£32 per session)
5 sessions – £150 (£30 per session)
7 sessions – £196 (£28 per session)
10 sessions – £250 (£25 per session)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Russian, Ukrainian|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Types of client