About me

I am a professional and experienced psychotherapist specialising in relationship  and psychosexual issues. I trained at Tavistock Relationships and work with both couples and individuals. The therapy I practice provides a safe and confidential space to think about difficult issues and to resolve them through exploration, insight and discussion.

Many of us experience difficulties in our relationships at some point during our lives and may need support in changing a distressing or disappointing situation. Relationship therapy offers a space in which to discuss your relationship, in ways that may not be available in other areas of your life. It involves sensitively discussing the issues you bring to therapy, whilst at the same time exploring what lies behind them and what might be making it difficult to move beyond them. Psychosexual work involves addressing sexual issues for yourself and/or your relationship with a combination of a psychodynamic approach and the use of specific exercises.

I am currently working as a Specialist Clinical Practitioner in London Borough of Hackney's in-house CAMHS team in the Children and Young People's Service and as a psychosexual therapist in the NHS Psychosexual Clinic at Homerton Hospital and at Tavistock Relationships.

I have extensive experience of working with couples and separated parents in conflict, particularly over their children. I have undertaken specialist training in Mentalization-Based Therapy which is a fixed-term therapeutic process which can help couples manage an conflictual situation.  As a Clinical Lecturer and Couple Therapist at Tavistock Relationships I was part of DofE funded Adopting Together project and the Parents as Partners team; having worked previously in their their Mentalization-Based Therapy for Couples in Conflict Service, the Divorce and Separation Consultation Service, the DWP-funded project for Parents in Dispute, the Couples 50+ project and more recently have been part of the Family Ties multi-family group and online support for separated parents with the Anna Freud Centre and Hackney CAMHS as well as working in the Family Trauma Team at the Anna Freud Centre itself. 

We meet for an initial session to discuss your situation and your hopes and expectations of therapy. If we decide that working together would be helpful, we will agree a regular time, when we will meet for 50 minutes every week.

In the initial session we can also discuss how the process of relationship therapy works, including the differences between fixed-term and open-ended working, and we will agree how to approach particular situations that may arise, such as only one partner being able to attend.

At all times, relationship therapy is ‘relationship-focussed.’ All issues and difficulties, collective and individual, are discussed and explored in the context of your relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist at Tavistock Relationships and I also hold a MSc in The Psychodynamics of Human Development from the British Association of Psychotherapists and Birkbeck University. I am also a trained Systemic Practitioner.

I have experience of working with both couples and individuals on both a long and short term basis and, alongside my private practice, continue to work as a Specialist Clinical Practitioner in Hackney Children's Services in-house Clinical Service, at Tavistock Relationships and at the NHS' Homerton Hospital 

I am an accredited member of the BACP and am bound by their codes of ethics.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

My fees are £70 for individuals and £100 for couples for ongoing 50 minute sessions. I also have a number of low cost places available for those with lower incomes.


Monday to Saturday

19 Nassau Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Martha Nyman

Martha Nyman