Get to know us - Dr Genevieve Marais
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
Please meet our team
I have experience of working with a broad range of mental health issues: bereavement, relationship difficulties, work-related difficulties, childhood/developmental issues, building confidence and self-esteem, anxiety, stress, 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. Consequently, I work with the individual holistically and support my clients to embrace themselves in their entirety.
Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a unique and safe space for you to explore and work through current difficulties with a practitioner who is able to provide secure emotional holding and support. Hence, working collaboratively and empathically to explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experiences which currently impact you in order to alleviate and manage distress is key to supporting you to develop new and effective ways of coping with difficult feelings, situations, circumstances and behaviours.
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. Other areas of interest involve incorporating the transpersonal when opportunities arise to work at the level of the transcendental realm and creating a mindful presence in relation to energy psychology. 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 increased wellbeing.
I’m an Integrative Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. My therapeutic model is developmental-relational. I incorporate a range of perspectives such as Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Person-Centred Approach, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Intersubjectivity and the Transpersonal.
I see clients online only.
I have experience treating the following conditions:
- Mood issues, such as Depression
- Anxiety issues
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)
- Anger Management Issues
- Personality Disorders
- Physical Health Problems
- Trauma & PTSD
- Relationship Difficulties
- Work-related issues
- Low Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Existential Concerns
Insurances I work with: AXA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health, WPA and others.