Marina Paes Psychodynamic Psychotherapist London E8Marina Paes:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (BACP, BPC, TSP)

My name is Marina Paes and I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working in a NHS Specialist Psychotherapy Service and in private practice.

About Psychotherapy:
Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to explore any struggles, emotions, and thoughts and gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties that might have brought someone to look for help. Psychotherapy can be beneficial to anyone who has some wish and potential for change.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy aims to bring about awareness of unconscious patterns in behaviour or meanings that might be contributing to the person’s problems.

I believe that understanding should help to improve well-being, both mental and emotional, and facilitate change.


About me:
I am a qualified Intercultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapist by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I have completed a Masters’s degree in Psychoanalytic Studies, also at the Tavistock, and hold a first-class Psychology degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). I am currently concluding the Interdisciplinary Training in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M1) at the Tavistock (full public sector training).

Over the past 16 years, I have offered weekly, intensive, intermittent, couple,s and group psychotherapy to people with a very wide range of mental health problems, of varying severity and complexities, in different settings. I have worked in different NHS secondary care services, other NHS and third-sector services, and in private practice.


Professional bodies:
I am a member of the British Psychotherapy Council (BPC – 22713), a registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP – 381287), and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP). I work to ensure these professional bodies’ professional standards.


The initial consultation is a confidential space where we can think together about you and any difficulties you might be experiencing and how we could work together going forward. We can then discuss the fee, length, and frequency of the treatment. Sessions usually last 50 minutes.

I offer sessions online, in English and Portuguese (Brazilian).


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Clients Marina Paesr Works With

Client Issues Marina Deals With

Therapy Modalities Marina uses With Clients

Marina Paes – Working Hours

Monday –
Tuesday –
Wednesday –
18:00 – 20:00
Thursday –
18:00 – 20:00
Friday –
13:00 – 18:00
Sat-Sun –
09:00 – 14:00 (Sat)

Contact Details

Marina Paes, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 02034 324579

Offers client Sessions In Languages Other Than English

– Portuguese (Brazilian)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

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For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

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Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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