Marina Firth

RCT-C

Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate

Works With

Areas Of Focus

Feeling stuck is a common response to overwhelm and distress, especially in a world full of pressure and external noise. My practice focuses on looking to the body for information on where emotion and experiences are stored, and providing a map for uncovering patterns that are no longer serving us. I provide therapy for youth, adults and elders who are experiencing dysregulation, whether that be from traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, anxiety, or depression. Often, we attach to negative experiences unconsciously, which shows up in our day to day lives implicitly and in ways that may be unfamiliar to who we were before those experiences. Our body may be remembering through sadness, avoidance, guilt, people pleasing, anger, dissociation, perfectionism, or isolation.

The most important aspect of being able to tune into our emotional states, is building a trusting space to do so. I prioritize stabilization within the therapeutic setting through collaboration, so clients are more willing to explore their systems with curiosity and acceptance.

After graduating from Dalhousie University, I completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and am a Registered Counselling Therapist, Candidate with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. Since then, I have been trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and am working toward my Level I Certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) which emphasize a trauma-informed approach. I have worked with a wide range of mental health complexities and offer individual sessions.

If the time is right, but you may still have lingering questions, I am able to offer 15-minute consultations to support your curiosities. I look forward to meeting you!

Rejection is just redirection to something better.

I am passionate about using movement as medicine- Stationary bike classes are my jam, so much so I coach classes in my spare time! I am also an avid runner.