Marrissa Dynowski

Integrative Psychotherapist


Marrissa joined Priory in February 2020 as an integrative Psychotherapist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Bristol. She brings a wealth of knowledge and over 10 years’ experience. She began her career by setting up a counselling service within her local community.  She then went onto a pilot scheme to offer and promote therapeutic services within primary schools.  For 6 years, she worked as a telephone counsellor alongside her own private practice.


Marrissa graduated in 2014, obtaining a Level 5 in a professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  She has continued her own professional development in obtaining a Certificate in Supervision.  She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines to provide good practice.

Patient feedback

"I completed my sessions with Marrissa Dynowski, aimed at helping me with grief.  I have found the sessions, my first ever counselling experience, to be very helpful indeed.  Marrissa helped me settle into the process very well, understood me very quickly and helped me adjust to the wholly new experience for me – I am an ex-Military, Engineer, male in my 50s – talking about feelings is not in my usual make up!"

"She helped me through my journey, in my way, with supportive advice, occasional challenge when required, frameworks and models to suit my way of processing things, and always in a friendly and supportive way."  

"Marrissa was flexible, and timely with our sessions, and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone."


  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Counselling in Schools for Children & Young People
  • Diploma in CBT
  • Diploma Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Course
  • Level 3 in Safeguarding Adults and Child Protection
  • Love & Fear in Supervision
  • Mindfulness
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Working with Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse/Working with adult children of narcissistic parents
  • Working with Suicidal Ideation

My aim is to provide you with an authentic and congruent safe space without any judgement, to help build on an accepting and trusting relationship. This will assist you to embrace change and develop self-awareness to promote your personal growth and development.

My approach is to bring different elements of combined theories, using a variety of tools and techniques from a range of modalities. This will include, person-centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamics and much more.  This enables me to tailor my sessions to adapt my approach in meeting your specific needs. This may be solution focused or more explorative, focusing on issues that are present within your life or issues from your past.