Marielle Albers (HCPC MBACP)
74-80 Upper Tooting Road
It can be hard to find words for our deepest feelings and longings. Or sometimes, there may be words, but they can keep you 'stuck in our heads', making it difficult to make decisions or changes.
When you come to therapy with me, I will listen carefully to what you tell me and also help you listen to the words that can't be spoken (yet). I am also interested in the wishes and needs behind your words. In trying to make sense of this together, my aim is to help you find better ways to cope, or bring about changes that will improve your emotional well-being.
My approach is based on using creativity, connection and careful attention. I set out to provide a space that feels safe enough to explore what is holding you back or causing you pain. I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I adapt my way of working according to your personality and concerns, drawing on a variety of theories.
Apart from providing talking therapy, I also offer the possibility to use art materials or imagination, to invite you to explore deeper layers of feelings. This does not require any artistic skills or abilities: for some people, it can offer a valuable extra channel of communicating to access those feelings that have no words. Using art materials in therapy is always a choice; 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 am committed to working inclusively with individuals of different cultures, genders, sexual orientation and age.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have previously held psychotherapy positions in the mental health charity MIND, at an addiction charity and in two NHS trusts in London, providing individual and group art psychotherapy to inpatients and on Forensic Wards.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I worked in international marketing management in two different countries. This has given me a deep appreciation of life challenges when transitioning between different cultures, careers and ways of life.
My experience as an artist has taught me the value of different forms of communication and the wisdom of unspoken expression through the body, art works, dreams or fantasies. I incorporate this into my work where appropriate.
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 Health Care Professional Council (HCPC), the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), abiding by their codes of practice and ethics.
I attend regular continued professional training sessions to keep up to date with relevant developments in psychotherapy and neuroscience. I work with a clinical supervisor to regularly review my work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- creative blocks
- cultural identity
- gender identity
- identity problems
- intimacy problems
- life transitions (career, countries, cultures, education, relationships, age)
- parental challenges
- self-development and creative growth
- shame and guilt
£60.00 per hour
Please contact me by email or telephone if you are interested to book an initial consultation session or a short telephone consultation, before deciding if we are a good match and commit to regular sessions. I offer short term counselling, focusing on a particular concern or situation, as well as long-term psychotherapy which is aimed at working with underlying patterns and facilitating positive changes.
I work from two different locations in South West London; in Leathwaite Road, SW11 and at The Awareness Centre in Upper Tooting Rd, SW17. Both are easy to reach by public transport (Clapham South tube, Clapham Junction rail, Tooting Broadway tube and various buses). There is metered parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and evening sessions on Monday and Tuesday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|