Marielle Albers, HCPC
The Awareness Centre
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist who works with adults. I am accredited by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of UKCP and currently work in private practice in Battersea and Clapham, and as an art psychotherapist at a Charity in Clapham.
My approach draws on a range of theoretical and creative techniques, tailored to your individual needs and input. You may be considering therapy because of a specific problem or crisis; you may have difficulties in your relationships or at work; you may feel anxious or down, or perhaps you are dissatisfied with your life without being able to name what is wrong.
I offer a reflective, respectful and supportive space where you can feel free to explore what is on your mind and what might be holding you back from fully living the life you want. I work creatively to support you in gaining insight into your psychological difficulties and developing self-awareness to bring about wider possibilities of change and personal growth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have held psychotherapy positions in two NHS trusts in London, providing individual and group art psychotherapy to inpatients and on Forensic Wards. I currently work for a charity (Action in Addiction) and before that at MIND in Tower Hamlet as an art psychotherapist. I have also worked therapeutically for a children’s charity and in schools.
I have a Master’s Degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Institute of Art and Therapy in Education / UEL) and I am a member of the HCPC, UKCP and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), abiding by their codes of practice and ethics.
I have experience 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 am also an artist and I previously worked in international marketing management in Holland and the United Kingdom. Through my work as an artist, I have become interested in different ways of expression that can help give a voice to feelings and thoughts.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£60.00 per hour
I offer talking therapy, listening carefully to your concerns and helping you to make sense of your problems. 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime appointments and have some availability for evening sessions
Types of client