Hello, I'm Marlene. My counseling and psychotherapy services focus on the person's needs. The restrictions placed on social gatherings and face-to-face interactions during the lockdown exacerbated people's grief and loss. A lot of people are still dealing with the fallout from the restrictions now that all the restrictions are gone. There may be certain emotions that are overwhelming you, and you cannot understand why. Your body may not feel right, and you can sense something isn't right within you. If you would like to start feeling like yourself again. You might find counselling helpful to gain a deeper understanding.
I am a person-centred therapist. My clients have 50 minutes to talk through what is going on for them. In a safe, private and confidential space. You could have had a bereavement or loss and feel you need someone to listen to you without offering you advice.
Sitting and talking with me about how you are feeling, is a valued and worthwhile first step to take. Feeling anxious and uncertain about how each session will be can fill your thoughts. You may even wonder if you will have enough to talk about in each session. I understand how you feel and will support you to feel relaxed and at ease in your sessions.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #373298
Marlene is simply the best! She has a very supportive, empathetic, and positive attitude and a lot of expertise and experience. So far, she has helped me enormously through a tough moment of my life which also revealed deeper issues we have been working on together. I highly recommend her to everyone!
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Marlene for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
By far the best therapist I've ever had. Doesn't matter what I bring to the session, there's nothing I can talk about that she can't handle, which makes me feel genuinely safe and lets me be truly unfiltered. I've learned and progressed so much thanks to her.
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Marlene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Marlene has helped me so much over the past 8 months. Each session has been illuminating and explorative and I’ve always felt safe and supported by her warm presence. I’m going to miss our sessions a lot but I know they have prepared me well for my next chapter. Thank you so much, Marlene!
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Marlene for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
I've been working with Marlene for the past four months and have nothing but positive things to say. She creates such a safe space and is so warm and welcoming that working with her has definitely improved how I view my world and has armed me with all the coping abilities to break my thought patterns and instilled back in me all the self worth I had lost due to past trauma. I now feel more myself than ever and face every day situations that used to fill me with fear with a renewed confidence! I would highly recommend. Thank you Marlene!
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Marlene for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Marlene is very nice, respectful and professional. She made me feel heard and helped me with my problems.
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Marlene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Marlene has provided a safe, non-judgmental space to work through my tough emotions. This is my first time seeking therapy too. It’s always comfortable to speak to Marlene over video call, and her written messages are well thought through, which personally I like to keep as reminders. Marlene is able to help me objectively identify and discuss my issues. I’d reconnect with Marlene if I get back on BetterHelp. Thanks Marlene.
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Marlene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes