Welcome to Resourceful Counselling
Hello and a warm welcome to you!
Thank you for visiting my page. I`m so glad you`re here!
My name is Marina. I`m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with private practice in Bedford, UK, as well as online.
I`m trained in an Integrative Approach. It means that I combine different elements from several schools of Psychotherapy to create something that suits you as an individual.
I work with people who make this world a better place: they`re kind, caring and generous.
Sometimes my clients my find themselves looking after others at their own expense. This is where therapy can help to establish healthier boundaries through bringing an understanding that you are just as important as those you look after.
If you feel selfish when you take care of yourself or have to say "no" to someone, if you feel stressed out and overwhelmed by many of your relationships, I believe you are in the right place to start exploring what options are available to start creating a life that is more on your terms.
To find out how I can help you or book a free 15-minute initial call, go to "Book Online" section.
Specializing in Codependence and Narcissistic abuse
About Me and Services I Offer:
I work with people who tend to:
Say “yes” to things they want to say “no” to
Say “no” to things they want to say “yes” to
Feel like whatever they do is never enough
Compare themselves to others and lose every time
Think over and over again about situations that happened during the day, trying to work out if they sounded stupid or offended someone
Self-sacrifice out of fear of being called or seen as selfish
A bit of my story:
In my twenties, I became anxious, depressed and completely unable to navigate life and relationships in a functional way. I did whatever it took to not be alone; my fear of being abandoned, which stemmed from my childhood experiences, ruled my life completely.
I wasn`t aware of it at the time. It led me to get involved in unhealthy relationship dynamics, jobs I hated, and make friends with people who didn`t appreciate me. I was just unhappy about my life in general.
I felt inadequate and embarrassed about every aspect of myself. All my energy went into hiding my real self from the world. People saw me as happy, bubbly, and outgoing. All of those things I worked hard to preserve and keep up the appearances. Needless to say, I felt unfulfilled. I felt like a fraud.
It took me a very long time, countless self-help books and personal therapy to come to a point of my life where I accept myself as a human who sometimes gets things wrong.
I realised that this journey is forever-evolving and there would always be more to learn.
I learned about emotions and how to support myself to feel them so that they get processed rather than blocked or stored away only to reappear in the most inappropriate moments.
I learned that the point is not be be free from fear, anxiety, anger, etc., but to be free to feel those and still be okay.
I believe you are also on your journey to yourself. If you can resonate with what you`ve read and thinking about working with me - feel free to get in touch.