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

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. I offer regular sessions for individuals, couples and families via Skype, Zoom and at my office in Gloucester.

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.

NOTE: At present I am 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.

Online Dream Processing and Sleep Improvement Sessions - contact to book your space

Weight Management One-to-One and group Sessions - contact to book your space

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I take particular interest in working with dreams and imagery as means to access underlying 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.

Therapies offered

  • 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
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal psychology

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

Individual - £55 per hour

Couples and families - £75 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.
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.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Therapy Rooms
Kingscross Business Centre
180-186 King's Cross Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages

Russian, Ukrainian

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

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