Supporting you on your life journey
Services for Adults
Due to extensive formal education in clinical psychology, health psychology, psychotherapy and counselling alongside additional training and almost 15 years of applied clinical experience, Marta is able to integrate and combine different therapeutic approaches to deliver efficient and individually tailored-made interventions and treatment. Marta’s main therapeutic approach is Integrative Therapy (IT). In her work with adults, Marta mainly combines the following therapeutic approaches:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy (CBPT)
- Play and Creative Arts Therapy (PT)
- Creative Arts Therapy (CAT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Narrative Therapy (NT)
- Jungian Analytical Therapy
Our job is to work together to understand your experience, make sense of why things are happening, understand your feelings and behaviours, find ways to make things better, assist you in managing your difficulties, improve your strengths and resilience, improve your quality of life, and support you on your life journey. Together, we will explore how you think about a situation and how this affects the way you feel and act. In turn, your actions can affect how you think and feel. Mind and body are connected so we will pay attention on the way your body feels because it is linked to your emotions and thoughts.
Marta takes mental health a step further. She believes mental health care needs to focus on prevention of mental health difficulties, resilience and promotion of holistic health alongside work on mental health issues and illness. Both individual and group work are available. Group work can be delivered in premises of Amygdala Services Ltd in Richmond but also on other locations upon agreement. Following groups for adults are currently available:
- Therapeutic Group for People Living with Cancer
- Mummy Morning
- Parenting Hacks
- Space to Grief
If you have the need for some other specific kind of program or group work, Marta will be very happy to talk to you and to develop and deliver a specific tailor-made program that suits your needs.
If you want to make healthy changes in your life or you are dealing with an illness or facing some other health problems, seeing a health psychologist is one way to help start you off on the right foot. Marta is dedicated in providing ways of healthier, better and longer life for her clients. She is specialized and experienced in working with chronic illness and conditions and subspecialised and experienced in the field of oncology, haematology, psycho-dermatology and neurosurgery. The aims of health psychology interventions both for patients and their families/carers are:
- promoting holistic health and well-being
- developing/improving healthy life-style
- preventing illness
- providing support when diagnosed
- facilitate adaptive adjustment to illness and treatment
- develop or improve coping skills with short- and long-term condition or disease
- cognitive behavioural (CBT) interventions
- creative arts therapy (CAT) interventions
- pain management
- stress management
- relaxation programme
- providing specific therapy and support groups
- improving quality of life
Counselling is used to work with people who are experiencing less intense difficulties that require usually short-term treatment or intervention. The focus of counselling is more likely to be on specific problems, changes in life adjustments and fostering clients’ wellbeing. Counselling helps to resolve emotional, psychological and relationship issues. Person may be experiencing difficult and distressing events in their lives, such as bereavement, divorce, difficulties in romantic relationship, self-esteem issues, workplace issues or health problems. Or they may have more general underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with the life. Together with the client it is discussed which type of services and length of work would work best, taking into account needs of the client, issues and overall circumstances.
The overall aim of this program is to improve the quality of life of people on their cancer journey. It facilitates processing experiences, changes, challenges and emotions their journey had brought. Depending on diagnose and phase of treatment, group work will cover many different themes like:
- adjustment to diagnose, illness and treatment
- anxiety and anxious preoccupation
- stressful or traumatic events
- denial or avoidance
- sadness and depression
- information process and thinking errors
- changes in relationships
- sexual dysfunction
- changes on physical level
- helplessness and hopefulness
- the role of family and friends
Directive and non-directive approach is used to maximise safety of therapeutic process.
This is a closed group which means that the same group of people will participate from beginning till the end of group work.
Marta has 10 years of experience delivering palliative care to people with cancer and their families. Directive and non-directive approach is used with variety of creative art techniques that will facilitate processing in a non-threatening and safe way.
Grief counselling after a loss is offered on individual basis and in the form of group work. Space to Grief is a specialised group that will secure safe space for you to process your loss(es) in your own individual pace and with support from both clinical psychologist and other group members.
Time to relax, enjoy and have some “ME” time. Safe space for stimulative discussions in closed group with focus on self-care, self-acceptance, positivity and mindfulness. Our discussions are based on topics important to participants. Sometimes being a Mum might overshadow other roles that we all have in life – being a sister, daughter, friend, wife/partner, employee, boss, volunteer and others. This is a space to explore how becoming a Mum changed your life. Also, this is a safe space to unload potential difficulties, limitations, frustrations that might rise from the role of being Mum. At the same time, this is a space to celebrate your wonderful self from the perspective of all the roles you have in your life. Tea & cookies will be served on each session.
In-home therapy and home visits are a way to support client and his family when he/she can’t leave their home for various reasons. Psychological assessment, counselling, therapy and interventions are being offered through this service. The biggest advantages of home visits are that the services can be delivered to those who have difficulties or are unable to leave their home, home visits are comfortable for clients and gives opportunity to assess and intervene in the context.
It is the responsibility of the client to ensure privacy and confidentiality during the home visit.
Initial assessment/consultations: £150 per session
Individual follow-up appointments (intervention/therapy): £150 per session
Group therapy/work: Varies depending on the size & type of the group
School/nursery/home visits/observations: £150 per hour
Ad hoc admin (consultation via email/phone, reading reports, writing additional reports, etc.): £150 per hour (pro-rata)
Marta is a registered provider for several private health insurance companies such as Bupa, Aviva, AXA PPP, Cigna, Cigna Global, Allianz Worldwide Care, and VitalityHealth who can offer reimbursement on session fees. Marta is also eligible for registering with other insurances so please contact us to enquire. If you have health insurance you will usually need to provide a claim number to authorize sessions.
Payments for services can be done by credit card or bank transfer (BACS). Please note that we have a 48 hour cancellation policy so please contact us ASAP if you need to cancel or make postponment. There is no charge for cancellations or re-scheduling appointments that are made up to 48 hours in advance. If you cancel with fewer than 48 hours’ notice, there will be a full charge for the session.