A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

A bit about me

I am a psychodynamic therapist offering counselling at my practice in Stroud.

My background prior to becoming a therapist was in nursing and whilst satisfying on many levels the element that was missing was the time to address some of the fundamental issues of a patient’s psychological and emotional pain and distress during their illness and recovery.

This led me to my exploration in talking therapy and completion of 8 years training qualifying as a psychodynamic counsellor.

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Approaching counselling or therapy for the first time can feel like a daunting and confusing prospect.

People from all walks of life come to see me, you may be in crisis or may simply wish to explore an aspect of your life experience more deeply. Either way it is a courageous decision to make.

My practice

I offer a sensitive, confidential and non judgemental space where what you bring to each session can be mulled over, in time leading to a more comprehensive understanding of the issues on your mind.

At the heart of my practice is our working relationship – this develops over time and enables greater trust, space and creativity to explore difficulties and challenges that may be present.

Sometimes we can discover unprocessed historical events or patterns causing distress in the here and now. This is usually not conscious but needs time to explore and fathom out.

Working with me

Inevitably engaging in this work has its ups and downs but its purpose is to open up new perspectives leading to changes and greater satisfaction in life.

This process unfolds over time and tends to be longer term though I do also offer short term therapy.

initial consultations are a valuable opportunity to get a sense of each other and what brings you to seek help at this time.

What issues can therapy help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through therapy:

Grief, loss or bereavement


Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress


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Fees & sessions

To book an initial consultation please get in touch.

I offer 50 minute sessions that are at the same time and place each week. I adhere to strict ethical guidelines in accordance with BACP guidance.

My fees are on a sliding scale basis.

Please get in touch on: 07824825772 with any questions or book a consultation

Or: marthahenry1812@gmail.com

Training and Qualifications

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • 4 Years Pre-clinical Training in Psychotherapy at Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy
  • Post Grad Diploma Counselling Children and Young People
  • Registered with BACP
  • Fully Insured Member Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
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"In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was an invincible summer"

by Albert Camus

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07824825772 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All contact is strictly confidential and I aim to respond to enquiries within 48 hour

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