My name is Marilia and I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Therapeutic Coach, PGDipPsyCouns, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Reg. MBACP, BPsS, MIL
Welcome to my website. Bienvenus sur mon site. Bienvenidos a mi sitio web. Bem-vindos ao meu site
Are you experiencing Psychological difficulties such as Relationships, Anger Management, Frustration, Managing stress, Loss, Bereavement and Grief, Self-esteem, or unable to cope with Clinical Problems such as Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessions & Compulsions, Clutter and Hoarding or other conditions?
I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype).
I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. Before training in psychology and counselling I worked as a translator/interpreter and also in health professions research in Higher Education Institutions in Kent and Sussex.
My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients understand problems by increasing their awareness of how past relationships may be influencing their current issues such as anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties.
I also combine psychotherapy with life coaching skills for short-term, solution-focused work with clients wishing to manage their phobias, panic disorders, accumulation of unwanted objects (hoarding/clutter), and many other areas.
I provide a multilingual counselling and psychotherapy service in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese or a combination of these in a safe space for clients to explore their concerns in a confidential and non-judgemental setting.
According to research bilingual and multilingual individuals express their emotions more easily in their first language or mothertongue (Aneta Pavlenko, 2005). As a multilingual psychotherapist I offer that space where English, French, Spanish and Portuguese clients are able to overcome the linguistic barriers that would prevent them from exploring their difficulties if they were to speak in their second language.
I work as a counsellor or therapeutic coach, short-term (up to 5 or 6 sessions) as a psychotherapist (6 to 12 sessions), as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, long-term (13 + sessions) or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling clients to enhance their life and to live it more fully.
As a House Therapy practitioner, I can also help individuals organise their home and work spaces by identifying reasons which lead them to accumulate unnecessary possessions (clutter, hoarding). As Sherrie Bourg Carter a Doctor in Psychology says: "Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives."
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