Hello, and a warm welcome to my profile. I am Marta, a Gestalt psychotherapist working with clients in person, online, and by telephone.
There are many different reasons why people experience emotional challenges, upsets, or dissatisfaction. We can become overwhelmed by situations that are out of our control, end up being trapped in familiar but unproductive patterns or unsatisfying relationships, or simply reach a point in life when things are not feeling quite alright. Whether you are faced with an emotional storm or a sense of being stuck, I will support you in finding a way forward.
My priority as a therapist is to offer a safe and confidential space where you can bring what feels important to you. I am trained to use traditional talk therapy as well as creative media such as drawing or working with objects. Our sessions will help you connect with yourself—your thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations—to gain a deeper understanding of your experience in the world. Through the therapy process, you will get to know yourself better, which will guide you in making meaningful choices long after our work has ended.
As a therapist, I have been supporting people struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and confidence, separation and divorce, existential crises, relational difficulties, and the impact of traumatic life experiences (including medical trauma). I am experienced with and enjoy meeting clients from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Having moved internationally myself, I am attuned to the joys and challenges of building a life away from the native country. As well as private practice, I have also worked for the NHS and with non-profit counselling organisations. My professional background is in healthcare, where I spent over twenty years before becoming a psychotherapist.
I offer an initial 15-minute telephone or video conversation to understand what brings you to counselling and what you hope to gain. This will set an agenda for how we will work and what to prioritize. Depending on your needs, the course of our work can be either fixed-term or open-ended.
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.