Martine is a great communicator. I found her easy to talk to and ‘down to earth’. She challenged me at times, when she needed to, and provided support when appropriate. Martine helped me to quickly make a positive impact in a new firm at partnership level. Her candid insights and support provided me with motivation to address challenging behaviours of more senior practitioners and resolve interpersonal conflicts rather than work around them. Conversations with Martine helped me organise my thoughts and prioritise my activities to maximise my marketing efforts. With Martine’s support I was able to maintain focus and intentionally build a large international practice which I am proud of.
For some time I had felt frustrated with myself. I was at a major crossroads in my life but very wary about taking the next step and uncertain what it should be. I had fallen out of love with my career. I had become increasingly dissatisfied with my work life and felt burnt out. Since working with Martine I am more certain about my career than ever. I am now comfortable and confident with recognising my strengths and I now understand the decisions I made in the past. I am now confidently building a business in the same industry but it’s different. I am a different version of myself now and I don’t feel the limitations that I felt before. I am refreshed, confident and certain that I am moving in the right direction. I would recommend working with Martine as an invaluable investment to anyone who is experiencing uncertainty about the way forward in the their professional life, or to any young people that are confused about what direction to take. Working with Martine was an awakening, it was long overdue!
I was looking for a proactive and positive approach to my situation. I wondered whether we would get on as I didn’t totally get on with my previous therapist and as a result I felt I didn’t move forward. Previous therapists I have seen have been excessively preoccupied with the past, with little or no attention to the present and future. Since working with Martine I have become stronger and more confident in my ability to look after myself emotionally and see through the consequences of my decisions. I recognised my need and desire to live a more settled life, and to reduce the stress I put on myself, and have made appropriate changes. I have progressed in my career. I have identified what I’m looking for in a romantic relationship, and identified tendencies to ‘overextend’ myself (over-adapt, over-compromise). I have found the courage to be more honest and authentic. I have cast off some relationships that were draining my energy, without reward, and have strengthened some of my better relationships with increasingly honest and direct communication. I thoroughly enjoy working with Martine, I actually look forward to our sessions. She is non-judgmental, no matter how wacky my interests and adventures. I feel she appreciates and supports ME, identifying and helping me to implement what is best FOR ME specifically, as the unique individual I am, even when I am unconventional. She doesn’t project generic goals or ideals for me to aspire to. Martine helps me to see through the mess of current events and distractions, and see the bigger picture. I would recommend working with Martine to anyone who wants to shift gears and move forwards through blocks in their life, to upgrade their reality according to their specific desires and goals. It takes time to get to know each other, figure out what you need and implement it, and there will be resistances and steps backwards, so it’s not necessarily a quick process. Martine is very patient, even when the way forward is not obvious, she hangs on in there with you!
I started working with Martine when I was highly anxious and started to have panic attacks. I had resigned from my management role in hospitality to transition to the role of accountant. The change was difficult for me, I was overwhelmed and I had no local family support. I had lost my self-confidence and was struggling with time management. I felt very confused. Working with Martine I was able to find myself again. Martine helped me to find clarity and calm within myself. I am much more confident with my decisions now. Life is much easier. Even though English is my second language she made me feel super comfortable and safe from the beginning. She understood me perfectly. I like the way she uses visual images to explain things which is very helpful for me. I am better at managing my priorities and I feel much calmer. I definitely recommend Martine for anyone who suffers form anxiety or career indecision.