My name is Marielle. I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist, art therapist and counsellor, working with adults in Clapham and Battersea, South West London.
Welcome to my website. You may be considering psychotherapy or counselling because of a specific problem; you may have difficulties in your relationships or at work; you may feel anxious, stressed or down, you may have had a loss or bereavement, or perhaps you are dissatisfied with your life, without being able to name what is wrong.
It can be hard to find words to express what we feel or what we need. Sometimes there might be words, but they can keep you ‘stuck in your head’, making it difficult to make decisions or changes.
When you come to therapy with me, I will listen carefully to what you tell me and also help you listen to and express the words that can’t be spoken yet. In trying to make sense of this together, my aim is to help you find better ways to cope, or bring about changes that will improve your emotional well-being.
I have worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and groups in private practice and within a number of charity settings and NHS trusts, with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and issues. I am registered and accredited with a number of professional organisations and abide by their codes of practice: UK Council for Psychotherapy; British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy; Health & Care Professions Council and British Association of Art Therapists. For more information about me, please click the button below.
More About Me & my Qualifications
I am an integrative therapist, which means that I adapt my way of working according to your personality and concerns, drawing on a variety of theories. I believe that we are all born with innate wisdom and creativity, that sometimes gets lost in protective barriers that we have built in our past. My approach is based on using creativity, connection and careful attention. I set out to provide a space that feels safe enough to explore what is holding you back or causing you pain.
I am also a qualified art therapist and offer the possibility to use art materials in sessions, to invite you to explore deeper layers of feelings. This does not require any artistic skills: for some people, it can offer an extra channel of communicating to access those feelings that have no words. To read more about my approach, click the button below.
More about my approach
What I can help with
These are some of the common issues that people come and see me for. This list is not exhaustive; please contact me if you are not sure if I can help.
- Feeling down, flat or depressed
- Relationships issues
- Life transitions
- Identity problems
- Low self-esteem
- Work related stress
- Mid-life changes
- Loss and bereavement
- Intimacy issues
- Sexual problems
- Fertility problems
- Shame and guilt
- Parental challenges
- (Childhood) trauma or neglect
- Creative block
In order to share some of your deepest concerns or feelings with a therapist, it is important that you feel safe and heard, and that my way of working feels right to you. This website aims to give you an impression of who I am and how I work. If you are curious to find out what it is like to work with me, the next step would be to book an initial (no obligation) consultation or phone call. If after this, you still feel unsure, I would be happy to help you connect to other psychotherapists or counsellors in South West London.
My practice is based in Battersea (near Clapham), which is within easy reach of mainline transport and have metered parking. Click the link below to find out more.
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