Counselling and Therapy For Individuals

Counselling Sessions for Individuals Algarve
Counselling Sessions for Individuals Algarve

Counselling and Therapy Sessions For Individuals

We can all face similar challenges and worries, but each of us is a unique person in our own right. We experience our relationships, work, health and life events from our own individual perspective. This is why I draw on my extensive toolbox of therapies and integrate them in a way that is tailored to your own specific needs.

When  people come for therapy, they quite often have just one problem in mind, but it’s not unusual to have a problem in one area of your life impacting other areas too – that’s normal, and that’s why I help you to focus more on the underlying themes and limiting beliefs that are causing your problems – rather than just trying to fix one thing.

By taking this approach it means you have the tools to master any future challenges that come up—and they will. Life is all about learning through the challenges we face.

The main therapies I offer include:

  • Talk Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • Transactional Analysis
  • EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques,
  • Matrix Reimprinting

I Specialise in:

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If you’re having a problem with a relationship; I am also a fully qualified Couples Therapist and you may choose to come along with your partner for couples sessions.

However, it’s also perfectly ok if you want to come along alone to talk about a
relationship problem if you feel that would be more helpful to you.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you.

English Speaking Counselling and Therapy

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling Algarve

Couples Counselling is a specific area of counselling which requires specialised training and qualifications. With a Post Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling, I’m fully qualified to help you with your relationship problems.

Here are some common things couples tell me  

We can’t stop bickering

It feels like we’re miles apart

He /She doesn’t understand how I feel


We've lost the intimacy

 I'm just so hurt. I can’t forgive

I don’t know how to trust again


I can't cope with the anger

We're going around in circles

Its like talking to a brick wall

The Good News

The good news is that it is perfectly possible to overcome your problems and rediscover the loving connection and emotional intimacy that you once had.

At the end of therapy many couples tell me their relationship is better than it ever has been.

Couples Therapy Packages 

In the many years that I've been helping couples, I've found that having a set number of sessions combined with practical tools and resources is the most powerful way to help couples overcome issues and make the shift into a happier more secure relationship.

Having these extra resources means that you can take what we cover in your sessions and apply it to your relationship in practical ways in between sessions, and into the future.

All Couples Therapy Packages Include:

6 Sessions


or 2 payments of €590

  • 6 x 1 hour 15 minute sessions

Resources and tools to help you apply what we  cover in sessions.

  • Video/ Audio to revise learning
  • Worksheets to apply learning
  • Communication/Practical exercises
12 Sessions

€2,025 (Currency equivalent)

or 3 payments of €695

  • 12 x 1 hour 15 minute sessions

Resources and tools to help you apply what we  cover in sessions.

  • Video/ Audio to revise learning
  • Worksheets to apply learning
  • Communication/Practical exercises

Here are some of the things we can focus on in your tailor made couples therapy package:

Closer than we've been in years

We had drifted into living a life in parallel but never really truly together. We were at the point of deciding to part company but you helped us recover the love we both knew deep down that we wanted.

  • You feel you've drifted apart and lost your intimate connection.
  • You don't feel heard in the way you used to.
  • It's hard to have physical contact when you're not emotionally intimate.
  • You want to bring back the connection you once had.

Highly skilled couples counsellor

The homework was invaluable. Marléne helped us see through the destructive patterns that we were playing out and learn how to be more authentic and communicate in way that means we don't argue, we just get closer.

  • You're continuously bickering and fighting.
  • There's so much miscommunication.
  • There's resentment, hurt and emotional pain.
  • You want to restore the peace and have the happy, calm relationship you once had.

Thank you Marléne

All I can say is thank you for helping us save our relationship. You certainly know your stuff!

  • Your relationship has been damaged by an affair.
  • You're stuck going around in circles.
  • You desperately want to regain the trust and overcome shame, fear and insecurity.
  • You want to find your way back to the loving, trusting relationship that you once had.

Feeling unsure about having couples sessions? Watch this video to help you decide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you specifically qualified in Couples Therapy?

Yes, Couples Therapy is a special type of therapy, so it’s important that you get help from someone fully qualified in this field.I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling and am a member of the CCN, the Couples Counselling Network.

Why can’t we overcome our relationship problems by ourselves?

It’s likely that you’ve made several attempts at getting your relationship back on track- but even though you resolve things for a while, those problems keep popping back up –it can feel like quite a struggle.

It’s often the case that those problems are actually symptoms of deeper issues. With the help of a trained and experienced therapist, you can discover how those deeper issues may be impacting your relationship. Most importantly you can learn proven methods: tools and techniques to get past those issues – quickly and in ways that last.

Do we have to be married to come for couples counselling?

No, you do not have to be married. The only requirement is that you are in a relationship. I welcome couples in any kind of relationship, heterosexual, gay or lesbian; married or co-habiting; pre living together, separating or divorcing; with or without children.

How long are the sessions?

Couples Sessions are for 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

This is longer than standard couples sessions which are 50-60 minutes – in my experience, 75 minutes works well for couples. It is an optimum length of time for you, because it allows plenty of time to work on your needs, without becoming too overwhelming.

How often will we have the sessions?

Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In your free 30-minute consultation we can discuss your personal needs and your schedule. We can then decide on the best fit for you.

What if my partner doesn't want to come for the sessions?

If you are worried about your relationship, but your partner wont come for sessions, you are absolutely welcome to come along as an individual client.

What if we decide we want to end the relationship?

Sometimes couples come to the conclusion that they are better off separating. Even though living apart, many people will continue to have a relationship of some description -and especially if you have children.  It's just that it will be a different kind of relationship.

It’s important that you find ways to communicate well and adjust to your new circumstances. Counselling sessions can help you negotiate this and find better ways of getting along for the future.

Where are you located?

Due to the pandemic I am seeing all clients online using Zoom, Skype, Facetime or WhatsApp video. 

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Clinical Supervision for Counsellors and Therapists

Clinical Supervision for Counsellors and Therapists

Supervision for Counsellors and Therapists

I love my role as supervisor. It gives me great joy to help you grow and expand your practice so that you can go on to reach your full potential. 

I often think of supervision as making the invisible, visible. With my specialist training and skills I can help you:

  • Explore the processes that your clients are experiencing
  • Get more clear on the dynamics of your therapeutic relationships 
  • Get unstuck
  • Explore ethical issues
  • Expand on your professional career
  • Teach you methodologies and techniques
  • Highlight new skills you may like to explore

I started supervision with Marléne a few months ago. I’ve been practicing for 10 years and I can honestly say that Marléne is the best supervisor I’ve ever had.

Her guidance means that some of my clients who were really stuck are now progressing and thriving. I feel held and supported, yet also challenged. In turn my clients and my practice are


I can provide supervision if you are:

  • A counsellor or therapist
  • A couples counsellor
  • A supervisor
  • An Emotional Freedom Techniques practitioner
  • A Matrix Reimprinting practitioner
  • A mental health practitioner

Marléne has a wealth of experience to help grow a practice and deal with all the practicalities that come with running a private practice.
She is always there if there is an emergency and I need guidance.
I really feel that Marléne is a major contribution to me being a better counsellor.


How to get in touch with me

2. To enquire about supervision sessions please fill out the form below, or give me a Call/WhatsApp on either:

+351 920 203 933


+44 7429 440968

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