Martha Nyman BA (Hons), MSc, PgDip, MBACP,
I am a professional and experienced therapist specialising in relationship issues. I trained at the 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.
I have a particular interest in 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 the Harrow project, working with couples where there has been domestic violence.
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.
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.
I work with both same sex and heterosexual couples.
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 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 Clinical Lecturer and Couple Therapist at Tavistock Relationships and am part of their Mentalization-Based Therapy and Divorce and Separation Services.
I am a registered member of the BACP and am bound by their codes of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
My fees are £60 for individuals and £80 for couples for ongoing 50 minute sessions. I also have a number of low cost places available for those with lower incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday to Saturday
Types of client