Martina Ferri

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Leeds, LS2 8JD
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hi, my name is Martina. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist (MBACP), offering online and in person counselling from Leeds city centre. I am incredibly passionate about working with individuals to provide them with the tools to build a healthy relationship with their minds and overcome their negative experiences. 

I believe therapy provides an eye-opening journey for individuals to make peace with others, but mostly ourselves. I can support you in this journey of self-discovery and acceptance by providing a confidential, compassionate and inclusive space, where you can feel safe to reflect on the emotional impact that your past experiences and interpersonal relationships have on your day to day life. This process can support you in identifying patterns across your feelings and behaviours, so that together, we can gently challenge these and start to create a new sense of self-awareness and clarity around your needs and wants.

Over the years, I have gained experience working with a range of individuals experiencing different mental health difficulties that impacted their ability to cope and grow in life. Whether they were struggling with a difficult relationship with a parent, an abusive partner or issues around their body image, it was often easier to point a finger towards themselves. This started to create an overwhelming cycle of blaming, self-deprecation and feelings of worthlessness.

If this sounds like you, therapy can help you unravel these thoughts and feelings, recognise where they come from and learn to understand how to accept and value yourself for your strengths as well as your imperfections.

I can offer support on a range of different mental health difficulties such as feelings of stress and worry, issues around self-esteem and confidence, complex family and interpersonal relationships, eating difficulties, loss and bereavement.

Please note that I am unable to work with individuals who are actively suicidal.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychotherapy and Counselling - University of Leeds

BSc Psychology - Sheffield Hallam University

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Finding the right counsellor for you can be a difficult and frustrating experience. To make this process a little easier, I offer a free 15 minute consultation to understand if we're the right match.

If you're interested in working together or just to find out more about my work, please feel free to get in touch to arrange a phone call.

Please note, my fee is £55.00 per session. I do however offer a limited number of concession fees upon request.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work in-person on Mondays (10.00 am to 7.30 pm), Tuesdays (10.00 am to 7.30 pm) and Wednesdays (2.00 pm to 7.30 pm).

I work online on Thursdays (9.00 am to 6.00 pm).

51d New Briggate, Leeds, LS2 8JD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My office is located on the second floor. Unfortunately, there is no lift available.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Martina Ferri
Martina Ferri