About Me

A little about my little life

My heritage is American-Swedish, but I was born and raised in London Town. In 2007 my life radically changed direction for the better and I am so grateful that I was given a second chance at life. A life where I can be of service in a clear and humble way. Where I can really be present. For me, there has been a deep recognition of the immense wisdom to be found in meeting our experiences and our wounding openly and trusting in our capacity to be with the uncomfortable, with the unknown. When we can do this our outlook on life changes, our relationships change, life transforms along with our inner landscape.

You can call it personal growth, healing, recovery, digging deep, looking inwards-but that is what started in 2007 and I am still journeying on that road. What I have learnt as I have walked is that the more we can feel into ourselves, the more we can connect and feel others. The inner journey creates an outward depth to life. For me the work is never done, life is a constant unfolding, a constant discovery, staying focused on our inner self creates focus in the world. If I stop growing, the places I can go to with my clients becomes limited.

A therapist’s job is to know themselves as much as they can and go into the places that are hard and difficult. We are the way-showers, the Wounded Healers and I take that responsibility incredibly seriously.

A portrait image of Deborah Maloney-Marsden in a whote jumper sitting in front of a large bookcase. Deborah is an expert in counselling and psychotherapy, treatment for addiction, overcoming trauma and has a psychotherapy practice in London and Tunbridge Wells.

My Qualifications

MA  (Psych)

Psychotherapy accredited by Middlesex University (2015)

Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis (psychotherapy and counselling)

From Re-Vision Accredited by the UKCP and the BACP (2009-2012)

Psychosynthesis leadership coaching

From the Institute of Psychosynthesis (2015-2016)

Certificate in supervision

From Re-Vision (2017-2018)

Certificate in Group Facilitation

Certificate in Breathwork Facilitation

I have also undertaken training with Transformational breathwork, BBTRS-Biodynamic breathwork. My breathwork training combined is over *250 hours and I am registered with the IBF.  

* Breathwork is one of our most potent healing modalities and practitioners need to have thorough training over a substantial time
Some CPD highlights
  • Trauma trained (PTSD CPTSD) including birth trauma
  • I have worked extensively with CPTSD and trauma
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Dream re-entry
  • Guided journeying through visualisation
  • Addiction
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • ADHD and the relationship with addiction
  • Drug and alcohol work
  • Mindfulness
  • Using the twelve steps in psychotherapy and counselling
  • Anatomy and trauma
  • Integrating altered states
  • Oxygen Advantage - Functional breathwork/online course
  • Transformational Breathwork
  • BBTRS-Biodynamic breathwork
  • Holotropic Breathwork
  • The Chakras as a guide to embodiment
  • Attachment therapy
  • Tantric practice
  • Psychedelics and treatment for trauma
  • Play therapy
  • Mindfulness and presence
  • The Soul's Journey (psychotherapy with soul)
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Healing practice
  • Dream Analysis
  • Mind, body and soul integration and the psychology of the chakras
  • Psychosynthesis leadership coaching
  • Meditation
  • Bioenergetics
  • Body mapping
  • Dissociation and trauma
  • Working with the body online

Things I get up to

I Dance
I dance...all around the place. I love ecstatic dance, five rythms, live DJ events. Dance for me is the expression of being in my own body and being alive. The connection of the music and my body is a spiritual experience and an amazing therapy.

I BreatheRegular conscious connected breathwork has been one of the best therapies I have found. A deeply somatic, spiritual, mental and emotional practice.

I Love I love my family. I love my friends. I love my clients. I love this world, this life. I have learnt how to trust enough to really allow love in my life.

I ChallengeI question and I am not scared of disrupting. I will never ‘just go along with things’ because its easy, we have to feel discomfort in order for change to happen and I believe we all have the power to change things.

I Eat Choosing it, eating it and cooking it-after such a complex, shameful and painful relationship with food and my body, food is a relationship I am always tending to... I tune in, I listen and connect to what I am eating. So for me it is whole local organic plant foods and home cooking. Every day. It is the most simple way that we can connect with our body and the earth around us.

I Meditate
I love to sit, nothing fancy, nothing guided - I just sit

I Do Groups

My monthly group therapy is super important for me to keep noticing my projections, owning my shit, calling things out, being witnessed in my vulnerability and speaking my truth  

I Do 121 Therapy
I love the space being held for me  

I Move
I do The Class, spin, weights, dance, yoga (ish), pilates, all the things. Movement for me needs to come organically in many forms so I mainly move at home, inside or outside, so I can follow where my body needs to go.

I Get Cold. Wet. Hot. 
I love sea swimming, sun seeking & feeling the elements on my skin, my preference is warm sunshine, or saunas when the heat of the sun goes away. Mix it up with ice baths and cryochambers and life is gooood...

I Explore
When I travel (which is as much as possible) I love discovering new communities, new breath facilitators, new movement classes and immersing myself in community through embodied practice and the things I love to do.

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