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.