About Marina

I am a counselling psychologist working in Somerset West, specializing in couple’s and family therapy. I have more than 20 years’ experience in private practice. I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist at the University of Stellenbosch and am registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.

I work with couples because I believe in the potential positive and powerful impact of a conscious, safe and passionate relationship space on all spheres of life, especially on the family. As human beings we get born into connection, it is an integral part of who we are. We also get hurt in the experiences of disconnection and I believe we can only heal in experiences of re-connection.

I use the principles and practices of Imago relationship therapy, Emotional Focussed Couples Therapy and Encountered-centered Couples therapy. These are practical and insightful ways to assist couples in creating conditions of safety, insight and compassion necessary to facilitate healing and growth. Working with the couple can lead addressing parental and family related issues. I am committed to help couples, families, and individuals repair their relationships so that that these bonds continues to be a positive source instead of a cause of distress.