I am an Integrative Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. My approach is relational and my therapeutic model incorporates a developmental-relational way of working. I see clients online only.
I have experience of working with a broad range of mental health issues: bereavement, relationship difficulties, work-related difficulties, stress, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence building, depression, trauma and existential concerns.
Whether you are experiencing general problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or a specific problem related to trauma, relationship difficulties, bereavement or life-changing circumstances, I believe that together we can support you to explore your concerns and difficulties so that you gain a better understanding of yourself and how to engage effectively with your process in order to achieve optimum levels of health physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and energetically.
Counselling and Psychotherapy provide you with a unique and safe space to explore and work through current difficulties. We will work collaboratively to empathically explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experiences and focus on supporting you to manage distress so that you experience more enriching and rewarding experiences in relationship with self, other and your environment.
My specialism is providing individual therapy for adults with a particular focus on accessing and building on the relationship with the self. In this respect, I work creatively, thereby honouring the uniqueness of the person. Consequently, I support the individual to connect, reconnect and get to know the self at a deeper level. My approach involves supporting individuals to develop their self-reflexivity skills so that they can engage authentically with self and other from a place of conscious awareness, build emotional robustness and experience a sense of increase wellbeing.
- 2019 – Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute
- 2017 – Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute
- 2001 – Conversion Diploma in Psychology for Graduates – London Guildhall University
- 1997 – Bachelor of Arts – Rhodes University South Africa
Professional Registrations & Memberships
- British Psychological Society – Charted member
- Health and Care Professions Council
Whether you’re looking for individual therapy, family therapy, or couples therapy, the team at Serendipity Psychology is here to help. For more information, and to book an online consultation with Dr Marais for individual therapy, please contact Serendipity Psychology today.