*Please note that Martha is now open to start working with new clients (in Sheffield and online), although has limited availability. Please get in contact to see if she can help you.*
If you're reading this, I'm going to assume that you've gotten stuck in your life in some way. I help you understand the patterns that led to this point, so we can work together to find a new route towards a better future.
I support people with a variety of mental health presentations, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). My practice is not just limited to those with a diagnosable mental health condition; if you are struggling with the way you think, feel or act, psychotherapy may be the way forward for you.
I take an integrative approach, tailoring evidence-based theories to meet the needs of the person sat in front of me. I am trained in a wide variety of approaches, including:
I understand that there can be a lot of acronyms when you try and find a suitable therapist, so I take time during our first few sessions to really explain what the model is, why I believe it will be helpful and how we will tailor it for your unique circumstances.
Understandably, it can be anxiety provoking when embarking on a therapeutic journey. We are often taught to 'keep a lid on things', possibly through fear that we cannot tolerate what we may find inside.
I encourage my clients to find the joy in self-discovery, even when inevitably faced with parts that we may not like. It is this authentic relationship with Self that I believe is so important in allowing you to lead a fulfilling life. For this reason, I highlight the importance of creating a safe, trusting and confidential space for my clients.
I take great pleasure in watching my clients develop their understanding, beginning to work with rather than against themselves. My guiding values center around curiosity, connection and direction.
I have experience working with a wide range of people in a variety of settings including the National Health Service (NHS), charity organisations and private companies. I have supported young people, families, couples, adults and older adults with both short and long term goals. Utilising a range of psychometric tests, I have conducted specialist assessments for learning needs, gender identity and general mental health. I am the Clinical Director for a holistic health retreat in the peak district, a centre which integrates mind, body and spirit.
My background enables me to support people across the mental health spectrums, but I have a particular interest in supporting people with matters relating to identity, trauma and anxiety. I have engaged in additional post qualification training in these areas and continue to expand my understanding through regular continued professional development.
Qualifications and certifications:
DClinPsy (The University of Hull)
BSc Psychology (The University of York, 1st Class Hons)
ADOS-2 (Autism assessment training)
Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops and courses (please ask for more information regarding titles)
HCPC Number: PYL039050
EMDR Association Member
The Northern Gender Network
Please feel free to get a ‘feel’ for me and my therapeutic style through my Instagram business page (linked below).