Making a difference with a treatment that works

Clients have therapy for a variety of causes, some of the more common are: Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Relationship issues, Stress and Panic attacks.

At the core of most emotional and psychological problems there is psychological inflexibility. Leading to a narrowing of behavioural repertoires in certain trigger situations; such patterns are often based upon early personal history. I offer techniques and ways of being which enhance psychological flexibility thus enabling the client to try out new behaviours that move them in meaningful directions.

I rely essentially on the healing power of establishing a genuine person-to-person relationship. The rapidly developing ‘3rd wave’ of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tradition (in which I specialise) honours the values of my Integrative training. It incorporates the insights and practices from the ‘mindfulness’ traditions, yet allows me to conduct myself as a ‘scientist practitioner’. This is key to providing all of my clients with evidence-based treatment.

Working with individuals whether the format is: counselling psychology, psychotherapy or mindful mediation, the intended, collaborative outcome is to improve and enrich the life of the individuals concerned.

Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes, and are normally weekly. In your initial assessment we will agree a treatment plan that will include how long the therapy may last. I have a practice in Stoke Newington, north-east London. I work during the day and in the evenings, so I can work around your commitments.

I always prioritise your privacy and emotional well-being.


Hi Shani,

I was flicking through Facebook; the list of people most of us can barely remember but the algorithm suggests we want to contact. It popped up your name!

I doubt you’ll remember me; in brief you helped me after a difficult time with dealing with a toxic family and workplace bullying. I think it was 2016. At the time, and we only had a set number of weeks, a lot of the tools and techniques you were presenting felt inefficient but I did my best to go with you and stuck to them as best I could after our meetings ended.

So that’s the history; what about today? In our brief time, you began a process that has built a better me! I went back into education, qualified as an electrician, own my own business, live by the beach in Dorset and, more importantly, have a totally different headspace. Toxic family are always a part of me but do not dominate my thoughts and every day offers something to be savoured.

Thank for your time and influence in that dark, transitional period. I hope your own life is as rewarding and wish you well.

Warm regards,
Marti Atkins
4 Nov 2021