About Dr Mari

Dr Mari Kovanen, CPsychol, is a counselling psychologist in private practice in Reigate, Surrey. She has a specialist interest in working with individuals who have experienced childhood trauma and/or emotional neglect. Her another interest is providing relationship counselling both for individuals and couples. info@drmarikovanen.co.uk
27 04, 2024

Healing Childhood Trauma with EMDR Therapy: A Path to Hope and Recovery

By |2024-04-27T19:54:34+00:00April 27th, 2024|0 Comments

Are you haunted by memories of childhood trauma? Do you find yourself grappling with anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties, perhaps stemming from a mother wound, father wound, or other painful experiences in your past? If so, you're not alone. But there is hope for healing, and one powerful tool in [...]

29 01, 2024

How to heal your relationship anxiety

By |2024-01-29T11:56:58+00:00January 29th, 2024|0 Comments

What does relationship anxiety look like? Relationship anxiety is a very common form of anxiety. It is the feeling of intense worry when you are either separated from your partner or there is an emotional threat (disconnection) to the relationship.  There are very good reasons why you have developed [...]

19 12, 2023

Surviving the holidays with difficult family dynamics

By |2023-12-19T15:41:35+00:00December 19th, 2023|0 Comments

Do you (secretly) dread the holidays? Have you got family members you feel you have to see but you would rather stay away from them? Perhaps you are navigating co-parenting with a toxic ex as well. The holiday season, while often portrayed as a time of joy and togetherness, can [...]

9 09, 2022

Loss, Mother Wound And Relationships

By |2022-09-10T07:23:57+00:00September 9th, 2022|1 Comment

Today you like so many of us on this planet may be affected in some ways by the news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. News like this often brings up difficult feelings related to perhaps other losses in life and, of course, for people living in the UK, [...]

20 06, 2022

The roots of loneliness in a disconnected relationship

By |2022-06-20T12:00:22+00:00June 20th, 2022|0 Comments

Sam and Dina met in their late 20s and suddenly, 10 years later, they found themselves feeling almost like strangers and even enemies to each other. “What happened to us?” They often asked themselves. We were so in love and had fun with each other. The years of building a career [...]

15 11, 2021

Mother wound and the role of reparenting in healing

By |2021-11-16T10:39:32+00:00November 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Jake* has a business and he has made it into a success. He has a family with kids and a partner. His life is on the outside very good and people in his environment would not know how the external success and the internal feeling of always being on the [...]

2 02, 2021

What is behind the relationship anxiety?

By |2021-09-16T11:36:11+00:00February 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

How do you feel when your partner is out of sight? Do you often become preoccupied with worrying about your relationship if your partner is away from you for, for example, when they go to work elsewhere or you live in different addresses? Perhaps you start imagining potential situations of [...]

28 12, 2020

3 Common questions about Childhood emotional neglect (CEN) and the mother wound

By |2020-12-28T21:14:43+00:00December 28th, 2020|0 Comments

How is Childhood Emotional Neglect impacting you? You probably have many questions about it. I thought that I’ll answer here some of the most commonly asked questions, and hopefully, they will help you too. Some of my other posts talked about CEN previously: Ending the emptiness and loneliness of Childhood [...]

26 11, 2020

How may the lockdown and social distancing impact your relationship?

By |2020-11-26T12:42:07+00:00November 26th, 2020|0 Comments

What does it feel like being in your relationship right now? Do you feel alone and disconnected, perhaps stuck as you are forced to spend more time together under the same roof. Perhaps previously you and your partner gradually developed quite separate lies and the lockdown and social distancing rules [...]

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