Laura Martin

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Laura Martin

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My Approach

I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and situations. People often come to me for therapy struggling with

Anxiety & panic attacks
Lack of confidence & self-esteem
Depression, feeling low & hopeless
Feeling unsure who you are or what you want
Loneliness & difficulties reaching out to others
Unsatisfying or abusive relationships
Problems coping with loss and grief
Often these difficulties have roots in early relationships and traumatic experiences, and so making changes requires patience and time within a trusting relationship. In therapy, at your own pace, we’ll your explore your life situation together and make sense of it.

My approach is Gestalt, which means as well as talking about your past and current life, I’ll encourage you to stay with your experience in the moment as you share with me. I’ll focus on what’s happening for you physically as well as your thoughts and feelings. I’ll often explore ways to help you get more in contact with your feelings as so often depression and anxiety are a result of a long history of suppressing emotions. I believe the most important part of therapy is the relationship, and it is through sharing yourself with someone you feel safe with that difficult feelings become more manageable and new choices become available.

The first step is to meet me for an initial assessment to see if we might be a good fit.

About Me

I’ve been in practice since 2017 and fully qualified as a UKCP accredited Gestalt psychotherapist in July 2022. I trained for six years as an Individual and Group Psychotherapist with the Gestalt Centre, London and have an MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies (2018) and a further post-MA level Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2022). I have particular experience working with bereavement and university students struggling with their mental health.

Experience: 3 year in private practice, 3 years as a volunteer counsellor at volunteer at Camden and Islington Bereavement Service, 2 years with the Gestalt centre low cost scheme. I am currently also working with students at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and three years in private practice.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

From January 2017 - September 2019, I volunteered weekly with clients struggling to cope following a traumatic loss or impacted by unprocessed grief from past losses.
In November 2023 I completed an additional 14-month training in Systematic Family Constellations therapy. I have a deep interest in how family relationships our vitality and self-worth.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Gestalt Group Psychotherapist
  • Gestalt Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Couple Issues
  • Depression
  • Family
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy


The Practice Rooms
29 Cotham Hill
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

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