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Dr Marta Prytys

Clinical Psychologist & Associate

marta@balancedminds.com

Marta is a Clinical Psychologist who gained her Doctorate from University College London. With over 10 years’ experience in the NHS, Marta has experience of working therapeutically with a range of difficulties including chronic pain and fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress, psychosis and trauma.

Marta is passionate about Compassion Focused Therapy because she believes it provides a scientifically rigorous and deeply empathic understanding of how human minds work, and how this can lead to emotional difficulties. This includes a focus on understanding mind-body links, how people can get stuck in unhelpful patterns, and making sense of this in the context of current and past life experiences.

Within her practice, Marta aims to provide an empathic, non-judgemental space in which people feel safe to explore and understand their own difficulties, to learn new ways of relating to themselves and others and to begin to make changes in life. She incorporates ideas and techniques from other evidence-based therapies into her CFT practice including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. Her specialist interests include managing persistent physical symptoms, perfectionism, workplace stress, sleep problems, depression and anxiety.

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy, Derby University, 2021 (in progress)

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University College London, 2012 

Selected relevant additional training

Compassion Focused Therapy- Introductory Skills, Compassionate Mind Foundation, 2019

ACT for Chronic Pain and Fatigue, Ray Owen/Homerton NHS Trust. 2019

ACT for Long Term Conditions, Pain Train, 2019

Mentalisation Based Therapy, Anna Freud Centre, 2018

Clinical Supervisor Training, University College London, 2017

Registration and accreditation

HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist: PYL23233

BPS Chartered Psychologist and member of the Division of Clinical Psychology

 

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