Marielle AlbersIntegrative psychotherapist
My name is Marielle and I work with adults in Battersea, Clapham and Tooting. When you engage in psychotherapy or counselling with me, I listen carefully to your concerns to help you gain a deeper insight into your problems.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I adapt my way of working according to your personality and specific concerns, drawing on a variety of theories, as we are all unique and need different things at different times in our lives. I see counselling or psychotherapy as a creative process, helping clients to facilitate finding new ways of expanding, growing and adapting to present life or circumstances.
Apart from talking therapy, I also offer the possibility to use art materials or imagination, to invite you to explore deeper layers of feelings. Using art materials in therapy does not require any artistic skills or abilities: for some people it can offer a valuable extra channel of communicating. Exploring art work, dreams or imagination, can help to find new meaning and deeper insight about yourself. This way of working can be particularly useful if you find it difficult to articulate your feelings in words, or perhaps conversely, if words keep you ‘stuck in your head’ in repetitive thinking patterns.
Using art materials in therapy is always a choice and we will explore your issues in a way that works best for you.
I have experience with working with clients from diverse backgrounds with a wide variety of issues such as low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, loss, abuse, trauma and intimacy issues. I have previously held psychotherapy positions in two NHS trusts in London, providing individual and group art psychotherapy to inpatients and on Forensic Wards. I also worked as art psychotherapist at Action on Addiction and at MIND in Tower Hamlet and for a children’s charity in schools.
Before that, I worked in international marketing management in Holland and the United Kingdom. I am also an artist, and through this I have become interested in different ways of expression that can help give a voice to feelings and thoughts.
Issues often worked with
£65.00 per hour
Training and qualifications
I have a Master’s Degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Institute of Art and Therapy in Education / UEL). I abide by the codes of practice and ethics of my membership organisations: the Health Care and Professions Council (HPCP) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).