Dr Paula Martin
D.Clin.Psychol, BSc(Hons) psychology

Clinical Psychologist
Registered to practice in France - Adeli no: 169305380

Email: drmartin@psychology-helps.com

Web: www.psychology-helps.com

I offer online therapy in English with Zoom,  Teams or WhatsApp

I trained and worked as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology in London and the South of England. I have 10 years of clinical experience with adults and older adolescents within the NHS, working with individuals and groups within in-patient and community health care settings. As an ex-pat living in France, I now have an independent practice offering online clinical psychology therapy to the English-speaking community.

I take a client-centred and collaborative approach to therapy, drawing on a range of therapeutic models but favouring CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy), REBT (rational emotive behaviour therapy), Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention models because of their proven success in brief therapeutic work (typically 1-12 sessions). These best practice models are client-friendly, active and collaborative. We focus on the goals that matter to you, identify the blocks getting in your way and share the target of helping you to manage and overcome your current daily struggles and insecurities. If you are motivated to work on your problems, this focused approach will make your targets easily understandable and achievable; without losing sight of often long-standing underlying causes.

I aim to provide a contained, non-judgmental place for clients to feel respected, safe and empowered to make changes. Secure online platforms allow a trusted therapeutic relationship to develop with the added comfort and convenience of the client’s chosen location.

I bring experience working with individuals, running groups and teaching professionals on:

  • Anxiety (generalized, social, OCD and panic)
  • Stress
  • Anger management and control
  • Assertiveness
  • Alcohol (excessive use, contemplating change, relapse prevention)
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Depression
  • Life-stage difficulties (parenting, retirement, bereavement, illness diagnosis, adjustment to moving house/country, interpersonal and relationship problems

My practice is bound by the established professional guidelines governing confidentiality and ethical practice held by the British Psychological Society, equivalent French and European Professional bodies and current Data Protection laws.