Dr Marta De Madariaga Lopez

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HCPC, BACP, BPS, | Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Practitioner
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Hove BN3 & Lewes BN8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Consultant Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

I have provided psychological services within the National Health Service and as an independent practitioner since 1999. I have accumulated a wide range of experience working with individuals of all ages, families and groups. 

My clinical approach is informed by the best available scientific evidence concerning specific psychological presentations (e.g., complex trauma, PTSD, emotional dysregulation, cognitive decline, anxiety spectrum, depression, relational, work-related stress).

I see adults and younger adults from the age of 15 years old and onwards. I employ a number of psychological orientations in my work including Attachment informed theory, Cognitive and Behavioural interventions, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Compassionate approaches, and EMDR. I consider the therapeutic relationship to be a vital component of psychological therapy.

Seeking a brighter mind? Reach out today and let's discuss your needs. I offer a supportive and confidential space to explore your circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in using psychological therapies to help alleviate emotional distress across the lifespan. I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities including CBT, Compassion Focussed and Acceptance, Mindfulness, Systemic, EMDR, Psychodynamic, Schema, and Attachment. I employ these and other approaches integratively to suit your needs and experience, within the foundations of our therapeutic alliance.

Although, I have worked in-person with people for most of my career and I am happy in this approach, I now offer interventions online. I see the use of technology as an opportunity to connect with people in ways that have not been possible in the past. I feel that this mode of working offers greater choice, accessibility and creativity as well as efficiency in meeting your goals. Please, remember that it is important that you have access to suitable technology and a safe, confidential and comfortable environment from where to attend online meetings.

I am particularly interested in understanding internal as well as external factors that might have convened at the time that we meet playing a fundamental role in the way you feel. Some of these internal factors include cognition (e.g. memory, attention, planning and organisational skills) sleep, hormones, pain, nutrition, movement/exercise and your ability to self-soothe. External aspects include climate change, abuse, acrimonious relationships, work and social life amongst others.

As an Expert Witness, I am familiar with personal injury claims, neuropsychology and court proceedings where there are child protection concerns. I am a member of the Expert Witnesses Directory of the British Psychological Society. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Transitional stages of life.
  • Attachment formulation.
  • Intensive EMDR
  • Cognitive Health

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£95.00 - £945.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

Available on request.

I am registered as a healthcare provider with: AXA PPP, Pru Health, WPA, Simplyhealth, Aviva and Doctors Chambers (UK) and Bodycare Clinics Ltd.

When I work

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6 The Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3JA

The Buttery, Lewes Country Therapy Rooms, Unit 4, The Old Dairy, Lacey’s Hill, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6SJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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At my Lewes Clinic

Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams



I provide consultancy and clinical supervision to psychologists and other professionals.

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Dr Marta De Madariaga Lopez
Dr Marta De Madariaga Lopez