Life is often complicated and the challenge to negotiate our lives can be more of a struggle when we are faced with anxiety, fear, sadness or depression.
When we are overwhelmed it is difficult to make sense of how we feel or how others feel about us.
I offer therapy that supports you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings and to meet life’s challenges in a productive and creative way.
A creative approach in psychotherapy can help you look at problems from different angles, which will help you gain more confidence about who you are and re-evaluate what is important in your life.
Therapy with Marrianne Behm
I believe the role of therapy is to provide a space for people to reconnect not just with health but with getting pleasure out of life and that we all have an inherent human creative capacity to effect change.
I am an experienced art psychotherapist, who brings compassion, energy, and sensitivity to the therapeutic relationship.
Art Psychotherapy combines talking therapy and a space to discuss what may be troubling you with the possibility to engage in a creative approach. When coping with life’s stresses we can feel lost for words or over think things, making our thoughts confusing and overwhelming. In my experience, this is where the use of creative tools for example postcards, objects, drawing, visualisation, mindfulness, breathing and body awareness can be invaluable to enable you to step outside and gain a perspective on your problems.
You don’t need to have any experience of art or think of yourself as particularly creative to use these approaches and some clients prefer to stay with talking to explore their difficulties.
I have 25 years experience as a clinician, supervisor and manager in psychological therapy services in the NHS and private practice. Working both with groups and individuals. As well as 12 years experience as a lecturer and tutor on an integrative arts psychotherapy training.
Areas I work with:
- Anxiety and depression
- Bereavement and grief
- Career problems and work stress
- Chronic feelings of emptiness
- Feelings of panic attack
- Persistent feelings of unhappiness
- Psycho-sexual issues
- Relationship issues, which includes working with a couples
- Self esteem and self confidence
- Sexual, physical or emotional abuse
- Struggling with Infertility, which includes working with couples
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I use a range of approaches to inform my work; psychodynamic, integrative psychotherapy, mentalisation based therapy, creativity and solution focused.
To keep up to date with developing theories, I have trained in these additional and related areas:
- Winnicottian therapy
- Mentalisation Based therapy
- Trauma informed therapy
- Sandtray and objects
I am always interested in updating my training with anything that compliments my practice and helps the clients I work with.
I am committed and passionate about working in a manner which acknowledges and respects diversity and difference – be this cultural or social background, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability.
I am accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and follow their standards of proficiency. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) and follow their Code of Ethics. I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development.
ICO number: ZA472373
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
I work with individuals, couples and supervisees at Barnsbury Therapy Rooms.
Please enquire for fees. I also offer a limited number of places for those who require a reduced rate. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation.