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About me

I provide psychotherapy and counselling for children, teens and adults. I also offer parenting work aimed for parents who would like to improve relationship with their offspring. My approach is integrative, combining ideas from psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioural theories. The attachment theory is at the core of my model.  I believe in a power of the relationship as an agent of change. Creating a non-judgemental, safe, caring environment where exploration can begin.

Alongside talking therapy I also use play and arts especially with younger clients. I am interested in what they might be communicating non-verbally through their behaviour and play. Together we look beneath the surface of difficult emotions and behaviours to see what is at the core of the problem. Painful, confused, hurt or angry feelings can be put into words or expressed through art and play. Gradually a child or a young person can make a sense of their story, feelings and actions.

If you are an adult struggling with life’s challenges, perhaps experiencing fear or anxiety, loneliness or anger, lack of confidence, relationship difficulties, hopelessness, loss of trust in self and life, together we can work through it. Psychotherapy can expand your awareness of feelings and clarify how early experiences and current believes shape your life. It can also mitigate their detrimental effects, eventually transforming them into new, healthier ways of being in the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified integrative child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist.

I hold an MA in Integrative Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and am UKCP registered.

I have been providing therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults since 2013. I have worked with broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management,  bereavement, domestic violence, developmental trauma, ADHD, self harm,  relationship difficulties, existential issues.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£50 per session for individuals 

£70 per session for more than one person (couples, families)

I have a 48 hour cancellation policy where a session is charged in full if cancelled within 48 hours and cannot be rearranged.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Sessions last for 50 minutes and normally occur once a week at the same time.

If you have any questions you wish to ask or find out more about the way I work, do get in touch. First consultation lasts 30 minutes and it is free.

I work primarily in English but I can also work in Slovak and Czech.

London
SE4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families

Additional languages

Slovak and Czech

Martina Vaclavova

Martina Vaclavova