I believe that relationships are key to how we are and feel in the world. And that it is throught truly connecting with one another we can heal and thrive.
I began my formal therapeutic training journey in 2006 and since 2008 I have been working in various settings accross London: Centre For Better Health, Trinity/Laban conservatoire of dance and music, Metanoia Counselling Services and Turning Point.
Long before formally embarking on a therapeutic training I worked with teachers and therapists from a variety of approaches- indcluding jungian analysis, eco-philosophy and process oriented psychotherapy.
I worked as a counsellor with children and adolescents in one of community schools in London as well as one of the support assistants on a Gestalt MSc course in Metanoia Institute.
My private practice is located in Pimlico and Haggerston.
I am fortunate to work with various teachers, peers and supervisors who continuously contribute to the development of my own practice.
I am an active member of London's dance/movement community as well as the mindfulness community and I incorporate these practices into my work.
I am especially interested in research and work with shame, belonging , migration, social justice, intercultural issues as well as socio-economic impact on mental health and well- being.
I have experience working with:
My professional background is in teaching and teaching training. In addition to teaching I work with students who have English as an Additional Language as well as students with Special Educational and Behavioural Needs.
MSc in Gestalt psychotherapy, Middlesex University
Clinical Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy Metanoia Institute,London
B.A in English / English teaching with QTS Kolegium Karkonoskie, Poland
CELTA Course South Thames College
Diploma of Higher Education History , Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland
In addition over 1000 hours of a variety Continuous Professional Development trainings including most recent:
Gestalt Play Therapy
Gestalt Couples' Therapy
Working with children using the Arts
Writes of passage - dancing and creative writing
Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.
by Martha Postlewaite