Marian Gittins - Psychotherapist - WeightMatters

I am a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, my main training is Transactional Analysis.

I am aware of how my eating patterns can change at times of emotional stress. I have learned how loss can impact my relationship with food. I have experienced how stress, difficult feelings, and a negative body image, can impact negatively on my relationship with myself, and in my relationships with others.

I have been a practicing Psychotherapist for twelve years and I am both professional and passionate about providing a safe, confidential, supportive environment. People are able to explore their issues and feelings, and their painful, unhelpful patterns in their relationship with food. The therapeutic applications of Transactional Analysis focus on providing opportunities for individuals to change repetitive patterns. These patterns, often the result of early childhood decisions, can limit an individual's potential. At the heart of this therapy is the contract for change.

In a safe, non-judgemental atmosphere, you will be able to explore your difficulties and feelings with me. This can lead to real insight into your troubled relationship with food. We can explore practical ways to help you manage eating and emotions in a more healthy way. We can also incorporate nutritional information.

My work so far has brought me to the conclusion that we need to tailor the work for each individual client, looking at the emotional, practical and nutritional approach.

Member of Professional Body

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Registered). British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP (Accred). British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Children & Young People. British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Universities and Colleges.

Referral Criteria & Process

Self-referral, GP, Carer, Psychiatrist, Health Professional, Dietician, Nutritional Therapist, Personal Trainer. We offer Free 30 Minute sessions with all our therapists.


MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy See my full list of qualifications on my website

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Last Updated: 04/03/2019
Age Groups: (16-18) (19-25) (25+)
Fees: Yes

£100 - £85 single session / £530 - 450 block of 6-sessions

Types of Support:
Face to face
Binge eating disorder
Body dysmorphia
Body image
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Compulsive overeating
Emotional overeating
Nutrition and dietetics
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Over exercising
Self esteem
Types of Service:
Independent Treatment Centre
Types of Treatment:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Mentalisation based treatment (MBT)
Other Psychotherapy