“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.”


About Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling gives an opportunity to experience, talk through and consider things you may want to change in your life. It offers a relationship that is based on genuine acceptance, without judgement about who you are or what you bring. It facilitates a unique, neutral perspective that can assist you to think about and identify positive ways of moving forward.

How I Can Help

I offer a safe, warm and confidential therapeutic space where we can work together to try and make sense of any concerns or problems relating to life events, negative experiences or relationship difficulties.

I work within a Person-Centred approach based on acceptance, honesty and empathy. I use my integrative training with aspects of psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to work with a personalised approach to suit your needs at this time in your life.

In addition to my professional training, clinical practice and my own life experience I have gained an understanding that people thrive when they feel accepted unconditionally, believed implicitly, heard and acknowledged.

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My Practice

Offering short-term and open-ended contracts, depending on what is needed for individual clients. During the initial 30 minute telephone conversation, we will be able to discuss if counselling is right for you at this time and if so, how we can work together.

Who I work with

Older Adults
Adults with Chronic Illness
Adults with Disabilities

How I offer counselling

Face-to-face (hoping to resume in 2022)

Practice Fees

Initial Contact (30 mins) Free
Assessment (60 mins) £60
Counselling Session (50 mins) £50

“Martia is an excellent Counsellor and I would recommend her highly. I’ve had counselling with other services in the past that did not work out. It was lovely to build rapport so quickly and the counselling exceeded my expectations.”

“I cannot praise Martia highly enough. Her work has been extremely beneficial, expertly provided, and always focused.”

“I cannot emphasise enough how much I have benefitted from Martia’s calm, professional approach. There is huge value in being able to talk to an individual who listens compassionately without passing judgement. It is hugely empowering to have one’s voice heard.”

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About Me

In addition to my private therapy practice, I work with Mind, Richmond Carer Centre and Merton Vision. I have also provided counselling for Royal Trinity Hospice, Cruse Bereavement Care, Merton Carer Support, ASCA, Women & Girl’s Network, Refuge and Sutton Domestic Violence project. I have extensive experience working with loss and bereavement, chronic illness, mental distress, disability, sight-loss, the ‘carer’ role and transitions through the life course. This has included clients presenting with anxiety, depression, restricted life circumstances including issues around Covid 19, relationship problems and the challenges of ageing. I have attended a broad range of additional training in bereavement, disability, sight-loss, and working with young people, including supporting students in HE and bereavement support for children. I participate in ongoing Continuing Professional Development to improve, evaluate and enhance my therapeutic practice in accordance with the requirements of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) https://www.bacp.co.uk/



• MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred)
• PG DIP. Disability Studies
• Cert. Mental Health Studies
• Cert. Bereavement Counselling
• BSc HONS Psychology & Counselling
• BSc HONS. Health & Social Care
• Accredited Sight Loss Counsellor (RNIB)
• Qualified Practitioner in  Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) Metanoia Institute

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I Hold

• Registered membership of BACP and work in accordance with their ethical guidance and codes of conduct.
• Safeguarding for Adults & Young People
• Enhanced DBS Certificates
• Personal Indemnity Insurance
• Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (GMBPsS)

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A relationship where you will be accepted.

A journey where you can move towards change.


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