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Marina Claessens - Chartered Psychologist

Marina Claessens
Psychologist in Bath

Verified by RSCPP
  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Last Check 05/03/2019 | Next Check 05/04/2019
  • Macaulay Buildings, Bath, BA2 6AT Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      8:30am-8pm
    • Tue
      8:30am-8pm
    • Wed
      8:30am-8pm
    • Thu
      8:30am-8pm
    • Fri
      8:30am-8pm
  • Individual 80
  • Known to RSCPP 6+ years
  • 53% of enquirers became clients
  • 8 reviews   (4.95/5)
"Warm, sympathetic and incisive. Very welcoming and easy to talk to. She helped me enormously with dealing with personal and professional challenges. She helped me to understand myself better through analysis and therapy." - Anonymous
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What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Marina, and decide if therapy may help you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

(3 Reviews)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Self Harm
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia
Cognitive behavioural therapy concentrates on how your thoughts influence your emotions and behaviour. It recognises and challenges negative thoughts which perpetuate the issues you experience. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

Counselling

(1 Review)
NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You determine what matter concerning your early years and/or adult life you discuss. An aim of counselling is to help you to speak about a problem and discover a way forward that is appropriate for you.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

NICE suggests EMDR for PTSD.

Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing directs your eye motions to affect how your mind processes information. The technique attempts to reprocess your frozen traumatic memories. The aim of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing is to desensitise your upsetting memories.

Psychology

Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, emotions and actions. It offers you psychological interventions and mental health support. The intention of psychological therapies is to help you ease symptoms.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your ideas, feelings and relevant events in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or find suitable ways of coping.

Therapy

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CIGNA
  • PruHealth



Qualifications

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist
Last Check 26/02/2019 | Next Check 26/03/2019
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
Last Check 05/03/2019 | Next Check 05/04/2019
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Last Check 05/03/2019 | Next Check 05/04/2019

November
2011
Graduate Diploma
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
University of London Royal Holloway (UK)
Verified 29/07/2015

July
2006
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR Europe (UK)
Verified 03/05/2017

Marina Claessens abides by the Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Client Reviews


Marina Claessens has 8 Reviews (4.96 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (7)
4 stars: (1)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (3)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): (2)
Stress: (1)
Relationship Problems: (1)
Depression: (1)
By Therapy Service:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): (7)



Anonymous gave a review of 5/5 after 10 sessions

02 November 2018

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Warm, sympathetic and incisive. Very welcoming and easy to talk to. She helped me enormously with dealing with personal and professional challenges. She helped me to understand myself better through analysis and therapy."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Anonymous, 26 from Bath, gave a review of 5/5 after 15 sessions

26 April 2018

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"This woman has completely changed my life. She was able to help me quickly identify faults in my cognitive habits, and gave me simple and practical ways to make positive changes. I still have a way to go, but thanks to Marina I am happier than I have been in years. Non judgemental, understanding, and very easy to talk to. I've seen other therapists in the past but her relaxed professionalism was well worth the extra money and we made fast progress together. Thank you so much Marina."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression:


Anonymous gave a review of 5/5 after 2 sessions

03 February 2018

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Calming. Informed and informative on CBT and mindful practices. Excellent listening skills - active, attuned, attentive."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Bob, 64 from Bath gave a review of 5/5

26 April 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Marina's gentle and clear guidance has helped me navigate through a time of intense, often desperate, feelings about a long buried trauma. She combines both compassionate understanding and professional skill."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):


G., 31 from Bath, gave a review of 5/5 after 10 sessions

30 January 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"I found Marina to be very approachable, very understanding, very authentic, caring, wise, receptive, knowledgeable and helpful."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):


Anna, 31 from Bath, gave a review of 5/5 after 13 sessions

20 October 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Marina has many qualities as a therapist. She has helped me in so many ways, taught me a lot about myself and given me the skills to help with my mental health which I will carry with me forever. She is incredibly easy to talk to and her approach to therapy is gentle yet rewarding. She has also created a safe environment for the sessions which helped to put me at ease. I would recommend her to those who have never had therapy and even those whom have had therapy before."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Alfredo gave a review of 4.67/5 after 4 sessions

20 May 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Marina makes me feel so comfortable. I can tell her about anything and she doesn't judge me, very responsive and helpful. Always supportive and non-judgemental. I cannot say enough good things about her!"

Rating of Therapy for Relationship Problems:


Adam, 52, gave a review of 5/5 after 9 sessions

16 May 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Marina helped me to better understand the sources of my problems, to clarify my thinking as to where I wanted to be in a year's time and gave me strategies for remaining focused and being positive. A very good listener and motivator."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Stress:

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Widcombe, Claverton Down, Perrymead, Combe Down, Bathwick, Bath, Monkton Combe, Walcot, Claverton, Larkhall, The Oval, Bathampton, Warleigh, Bath Spa, Southstoke, Odd Down, Midford, Limpley Stoke, Lower Weston, Seend

Nearest Train Stations

  • Bath Spa (0.8 miles)
  • Oldfield Park (1.8 miles)
  • Freshford (2.7 miles)
  • Avoncliff (3.4 miles)
  • Bradford-on-Avon (4.2 miles)
  • Trowbridge (6.5 miles)
  • Keynsham (7.4 miles)
  • Melksham (8.4 miles)
  • Westbury (9.5 miles)
  • Frome (10.2 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Consulting Room Photo

Consulting Room of Bath Chartered Psychologist Marina Claessens

Updated 05 March 2019