“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” — Lisa Olivera

Hello and a very warm welcome to Marta Bannister Counselling. My name is Marta (she, her) and I am an Integrative Counsellor, offering face to face & online counselling to adults, with particular focus on issues relating to anxiety, self- esteem, stress & burnout, loss & bereavement and traumatic experiences.

About Me

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and an accredited registrant with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (NCPS). Safety and working ethically in counselling are of a great importance to me, and I commit to following the ethical principles outlined by both membership bodies.

My passion for counselling began with experiencing therapy myself at a time when I really needed it. I strongly believe that having a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings, and to work through difficult and painful life experiences can be truly life changing. In my practice I aim to offer this space to you.

Marta Bannister, Counsellor

How I work

As an Integrative Counsellor, I tailor my approach to you and your individual needs. The way I work is based on the following beliefs:

  • Creating a safe, trusting, and non-judgemental space in therapy, where clients feel they can really be themselves, is of great importance and value.

  • Our experiences from the past are often an unconscious driver of our actions in the presence. 

  • Understanding the past brings on greater awareness, but change happens in the present.

My focus in the sessions is on you and what you want to gain from therapy. We will explore your issues together and work towards your desired outcomes. This might be done in a time-limited way or over a longer period of time, depending on your individual needs.

What you can expect

Our First Session

Starting therapy can be really daunting, regardless of whether or not you had counselling in the past. In our first session my aim will be to understand your reasons for seeking therapy and what your priorities or desired outcome might be. We will discuss how we can best work together and what your needs, expectations and preferences are. There is no right or wrong answer here and my focus will be on creating a safe space where you can feel comfortable to work through your difficulties.


Confidentiality and its limitations in therapy are extremely important and something we will discuss in our first session. In order for therapy to have the potential to be beneficial, it is important that you feel safe and that you can trust me to hold the information you share. During our first session we will discuss the confidentiality in counselling and where the limitations are, to ensure that you feel comfortable with the boundaries of this therapeutic space.

What I can help you with

I have experience in working with a variety of issues in life and can support you with the following:






Difficulties associated with different life stages

Family difficulties

Feeling sad

Feeling overwhelmed or stuck

Life purpose



Panic attacks


Relationship difficulties





Work-related stress


I offer sessions online, over the phone and face to face; we can discuss your needs and depending on where you are based, we can agree on the best way.

Face to face sessions are available in Addiscombe, Croydon.

Online and telephone session are available across England, including the following locations: Wallington, Cambridge, London, Leicester, Lincoln, Kent and Sussex.


I have a number of online & telephone appointments available in the evenings on:

  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Wednesdays
  • Fridays
  • Sundays

On Saturdays I am available in the mornings for either a face-to-face appointment in Croydon (CR0) or online.

Counselling online


I offer a number of options, depending on your individual needs and circumstances. We can discuss these during our initial call:

Free - 15 minutes introduction call prior to the first session

Face to Face sessions (Croydon):

£60 - per one 50 minutes session

Online / telephone sessions (across the UK):

£50 - per one 50 minutes session

I also offer concession rates* for:

- individuals on low income

- key workers

- students

- clients referred through charities

*These sessions are available online only

Let's Talk About It

I can arrange a free 15 minutes call to answer any questions you might have and to understand better how I can support yo .

You can contact me by completing the below form or you can give me a call on 07534 433507 and leave a voice message.

My voicemail and inbox are monitored regularly and I will aim to respond to you within 48 hours.

© Marta Bannister

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