Nurturing growth with

Marianne Gush

Registered counsellor and positive psychology specialist

About me

My name is Marianne Gush. I am an HPCSA-registered psychological counsellor with a Ph.D in Positive Psychology. This means that, while I do help people through difficult times in life, I also have a strong focus on growth and helping my clients build personal resources. In other words, I not only focus on survival, but also on thriving. I would like to help you do this: to overcome obstacles and live life to your fullest potential.

As a mom of two I am very much focused on how Positive Psychology can help me be a more constructive parent – giving my children a better chance of living full and meaningful lives. As a Strengths Based Parenting practitioner, I am available to help you learn new parenting skills which will help you help your children to thrive – no matter their age.

Besides being a mom, I am also a wife and have much experience in building a positive relationship in the midst of mental health difficulties. Whether your aim is to grow together or to simply cope through the tough times, I would feel privileged to accompany you on that journey.

No one is perfect. In fact, it is often our imperfections that make us intriguing and even beautiful. I value creating an accepting therapeutic space where you can feel safe to confidentially share your experiences with me. I follow a person-centered and strength-based approach founded on mutual respect.

Not sure whether to reach out?

Feel free to send me a WhatsApp and I will call you back and we can discuss your needs telephonically, free of charge.