Marta M Pires is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), member of The British Psychological Society (BPS). Marta is accredited as a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, that provides ongoing therapeutic work with adults and children, adolescents and families. Marta offers an integrative approach: psychodynamic, systemic, transpersonal, EMDR, CDT and DBT informed.
Marta is also an accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming) therapist and is a member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland. Marta has experience working as the clinical psychologist in CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service) acute unite. Marta is has become highly skilled in working with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma in adolescents and adults.
Marta M Pires uses EMDR, as it is one of only two modalities approved by the NHS, APA (American Psychological Association), US Defence Department and WHO (World Health Organisation) for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is also highly effective in other issues presented in therapy.
Therapy with Marta
Marta works with those who are struggling with a lack of purpose and meaning in their lives and with those who are feeling stuck and are ready to make changes. Marta has experience working with adults and children.
Marta addresses issues of abuse (emotional and physical), addiction, codependency, anxiety, fears, bereavement, depression, phobias, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, sexuality and relationship difficulties and PTSD. Marta has an integrative approach and uses EMDR.
Marta works with those that want to improve themselves and who would:
– like to focus on a specific goal
– understand and shift relationship patterns
– maximise their gifts and potential
– learn how to address anger or other unconformable feelings
– improve communication skills
– learn how to set healthy boundaries in life
– improve relationship skills
– learn how to maintain a level of happiness, while consistently being able to deal with what life throws at them
In 2010 Marta M Pires introduced Animal Assisted Therapy in here private practice. As therapy dog, Belle, a Yorkshire Terrier, would go daily to work and assisted in all the sessions, until Belle retired in 2017. Marta is currently actively looking for a new therapy dog.
Marta works in English and Portuguese and has a good understanding of Spanish.
Marta M. Pires was last modified: April 30th, 2021 by Private Therapy Clinic
I have lived with terrible anxiety and nervousness around other people for years, and it finally got to a stage after starting a stressful new job in lockdown where I felt I desperately needed help. Marta has completely changed my mindset on how I perceive myself and others around me. She helped me understand why I have the anxieties that I do, and by understanding them, I began to overcome them. She has definitely changed my life for the better, and given me tools that I can carry through my life.
I started having sessions with Marta in 2016, during a turbulent period in my life. She helped me find inner strength and confidence. This allowed me to make difficult decisions, which would otherwise have been impossible. During the therapy, I have had the freedom to discuss everything about me. After each session, I have felt happier. Initially, I had regular sessions. As I have got better, Marta has been amazing providing sessions when things have got too much at home or at work or during COVID. I would massively recommend her to help you if you are going through a bad patch in your life. You will come out of your session in a happier frame of mind and at peace with yourself.