Marta Ophide (MBACP)

The essence of my work as a professional is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and difficulties in your life so that you can overcome them with confidence. There are vast amounts of uncovered truths that we hold about ourselves, hidden away in our unconscious and my role aims to help you expand on this awareness so that You can develop the capacity to see beyond what's fixed. 

As a relational counsellor, who's approach is rooted in Person-Centred theory and who value individuality and uniqueness of every experience, I place significant value on the quality of the therapeutic relationship, where Your autonomy, choice and safety are always at the heart of my work. 

Due to my own heritage and a long road of personal learning, I recognise how intersectionality and experienced discrimination due to race, heritage, culture, disability, gender or economic background can impact one's view of self and the world. Within myself and my practice, I'm continually trying to develop anti-discriminatory culture, where your presence in the counselling room is not defined by societal/political expectations, labels or categories. 

As a registered counsellor of The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling, I adhere to BACP Ethical Framework and Good Practice. I hold regular, monthly meetings with the supervisor, who holds an appropriate level of expertise. This process plays a vital part in my personal and professional development and provides greater protection for me and you as my client.

Studying at Home

Accurate and Honest

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescent  
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills     
Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QFC) 
Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QFC)

Water Lily

A small sample of completed Continuing Professional Development days

Race, Culture & Anti-Discriminatory Practice - Core competence training

Values & Principles of Trauma-Informed Practice & How to infuse to Therapy - Dr Karen Treisman 

Carolyn Spring trainings: 

- Child Sexual Abuse 

- Dealing with distress: working with suicide and self-harm

-  Working with relational trauma - dealing with disorganised attachment 

- working with shame 

Victim Focus - caring for yourself after sexual violence 

Specialist training in Grief with Solihul Bereavement Counselling Service