About me

STEPPING OFF The Yo-Yo Dieting Roller Coaster For GOOD?

Is your weight impacting your physical or emotional wellbeing and making you feel anxious. This is for compulsive or emotional eaters, or people struggling with managing their weight, perhaps you are suffering with physical health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure or maybe you are considering bariatrics surgery.

I offer assessments, weekly individual or group psychotherapy on Zoom video conference.

Getting Started

The initial 12 week programme, includes a full assessment followed by;

-  Eating As A Response To Stress Or Anxiety

- The Relationship Between Emotions & Food

- Specific Strategies On Emotional Eating Behaviours

- Increasing Awareness Of Negative Self Talk

- Coping Strategies

Follow up

There is an option to extend the sessions and work more open ended or psychodynamically, after the initial programme, up to a maximum of 30 weeks.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have years over 15 years experience in Mental Health
  • 8 Years Group & Individual Therapy
  • 3 Years Specialising in Obesity & Bariatrics
  • Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council
  • Registered as a BPC Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
  • Trained at Birkbeck - MSc Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Completed several CPD Trainings in Binge Eating, Obesity & Bariatrics, Diabetes Management
  • Curator of online learning, training programmes & summits to increase awareness of stress, anxiety & depression
  • Podcast Host to reduce the stigma of mental health & make mental health part of everyday conversations

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with organisations to support managers or leaders to raise awareness of mental health and support employees to increase their emotional resilience and provide better support to employees.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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For individual therapy I work for a minimum of 12 weeks, as this is the minimum time we need to get results and you will see success in sustaining weight loss goals. It is monthly fee of £250

For Group therapy the group is £197 for 6 weeks, includes expert advice from a nutritionist and fitness coach.

There are some low cost fee concessions please book a free consultation and do not allow cost to stop you seeking the help you need.

Further information

Please contact me for a FREE consultation https://calendly.com/marteka/stress-less

The consultation is an opportunity to explore your initial anxieties and stressors. We will also explore if we want to work together, and if I can help you to achieve your goals. Sometimes I refer people onto other help and support, if I don't feel these sessions will be beneficial.

There is no obligation

County (optional)

The Health Foundry
Ground Floor, 1 Royal Street
Greater London

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


We can negotiate a suitable day and time. I work online using zoom

Types of client

Older adults


Marteka Swaby

Marteka Swaby