Laura MartinGestalt psychotherapist
Are you feeling low, stuck or overwhelmed and looking for support? Perhaps you have managed okay until now in your life, or maybe you have been struggling alone with difficult feelings for a long time. Psychotherapy can help you to understand yourself better and experiment with different ways of relating to yourself and your world.
I’ve been in practice since 2017 and fully qualified as a UKCP accredited psychotherapist in July 2022. I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and situations, and have a lot of experience working with clients struggling to cope with loss and grief. I also work with students at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£65 for 50 minute session (some spaces available at £60/£55 for lower incomes/students)
I also offer time-limited sessions online on Zoom for students and those on a low income, at £35 for 6 weeks only.
Training and qualifications
UKCP accredited Post-graduate Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy for Individuals and Groups (The Gestalt Centre, London 2022)
MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies (The Gestalt Centre, 2018).
Counsellor at the Gestalt Centre low cost scheme (May 2019- Sept 2021)
Volunteer counsellor at Camden & Islington Bereavement Service (Jan 2017- Sept 2021)