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marina bielenky

Marina Bielenky

EFT Practitioner in Stroud

I hold the view that given the right conditions every human being can flourish and I aim to foster a relationship in which growth can occur.My experience tells me it is never too late to undo unhealthy patterns of behaviour( which may have developed in childhood) leading to difficulties with relationships, low self-esteem and lack of meaning or purpose in life. I use Emotional Freedom Technique( EFT) and AIT advanced integrated therapy (chakra work) as well as the more usual talking therapy to aid and speed up the processing of past trauma.

I work online and from home with individual adults who are experiencing distress or dissatisfaction in their lives, from a variety of causes such as Anxiety including panic attacks, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Depression including post natal, Ill health, Trauma, Transitions of any kind, Unhappiness

My past experience as a GP has given me an understanding of how inter-woven mind and body are and how in illness counselling and psychotherapy can improve the well-being of patients and their carers

Background & Qualifications

I have been in continuous private practice since 1996, in 2003 obtaining the Diploma in Humanistic Integrative psychotherapy DIP.HIP. (UKCP reg.). at bcpc (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling) Prior to that I saw clients at Cotswold counselling and support centre in Cirencester and was one of the founding members of the Centre, later becoming a consultant to them.
I have a certificate in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) the NICE recommended treatment for Post traumatic Stress disorder. I have undertaken further training in Energy psychology EFT (tapping) and AIT(advanced integrated therapy using chakras) these methods use the body's energy fields and speed up the processing of trauma and anxiety.
I have a diploma in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. (CWTP) Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University.
I qualified in medicine MB.BS (London) 1970 and was a GP in Cirencester for 15 years.
I set up a counselling service at GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) and worked there for almost 10 years and am therefore very experienced in working with people from different cultures and countries

My Specialisms

I work with people in distress rather than labels so I do not consider the term specialism appropriate. However some of the causes of distress have been:
Abuse, Anxiety including panic attacks and phobias, Bereavement, Boarding school survivors, Burn-out, "Carers" of a relative, Child sexual abuse, Chronic illness, Cancer diagnosis, Cultural difficulties Depression, Empty Nest syndrome, Family problems, Loss, Low self-esteem, Mid-life issues, PTSD, psychosomatic illness Relationship difficulties/breakdown, Spirituality, Trauma and Work related difficulties

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

As a Humanistic Integrative practitioner I work with the relationship between myself and each individual client, aiming to provide a safe space in which to explore in confidence deep underlying concerns. I believe many people have become disconnected from their sense of their own truth and innate worth and by sometimes focusing on the body and breath reconnection can be achieved. I also use EFT (emotional freedom technique) and AIT (Advanced integrative therapy). This makes use of the body's energy channels and speeds up the work

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £48 per 50 minutes
Counselling In Person £48 per 50 minutes
Emotional Freedom Technique In Person £48 per 50 minutes
Energy Medicine In Person £48 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

I offer concessions for people in receipt of state benefits and "Carers"