Margot Heurtematte

Clinical Psychologist

Margot is a Clinical Psychologist, French-qualified, who works with children, young people, adults, parents, and families. Based in Guildford (Surrey), she offers a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental, and empathetic therapeutic space, for both individual and group psychological therapy, conducive to the exploration, understanding, and overcoming of personal and family challenges.

For those navigating the complexities of trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, parenting challenges, or neurodivergence (ASD and ADHD), Margot aims to create a compassionate and collaborative therapeutic relationship to guide her clients towards healing, self-discovery, and a more fulfilling life.

Approach

Margot’s approach is holistic and integrative, drawing upon a range of evidence-based methodologies tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. She skillfully combines elements of psychodynamic, attachment, humanistic, trauma-focused, cognitive- and dialectical-behavioural theories, ensuring a flexible and responsive approach to therapy.

Margot brings a unique depth to her practice with specialised training and experience in introducing mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques to children and young people. Recognising the transformative power of these practices through her own personal practice, she is currently enrolled in Susan Bögels’ Mindful Parenting Teacher Training, which is a new application of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, for parents dealing with their own or their children’s (mental) health challenges that affect parenting.

The essence of Mindful Parenting is to enhance parenting support by fostering a mindful presence, non-judgmental awareness towards the child, the parent-child bond, and parenting itself. It aims to transform how parents handle stress by encouraging acceptance of reality as it is, increasing awareness of their automatic responses to their children and the origins of these patterns in their own upbringing, and promoting better self-care practices for parents.

Margot is particularly passionate about supporting individuals with a history of trauma, attachment difficulties, and those with unique neurological profiles, including conditions like ASD and ADHD, recognising the unique strengths and challenges these conditions can bring.

Experience

Margot obtained her Bachelor (BA) and Master (MA) degrees at the University of Lyon II. She completed a University Degree in Clinical Criminology at the University of Lyon I (France).

Margot has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, both individually and in groups. She has worked in a wide range of settings, including private clinics, specialist education (primary and secondary), rehab centre, psychotherapeutic nursing home, and prisons. She offers therapy in both French and English.

ASD/ADHD screenings (children, young people and adults)

If you are not sure whether a comprehensive ASD or ADHD assessment is indicated, you may benefit from a preliminary screening before deciding whether to proceed with a full evaluation.

This screening step provides important indicators for your consideration, but it is not in itself a diagnostic process. It gives you an indication of whether it is likely that you may meet the thresholds for diagnosis.

If appropriate and wished, you need to progress to a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation to establish a firm diagnosis and receive further recommendations on treatment and other forms of support.

Please note that we currently do not offer diagnostic assessments for ASD and ADHD. However, we will provide you with crucial information to assist in selecting a trustworthy and reputable private assessment centre known for its ethical and professional standards.

This initial review takes up to an hour and twenty minutes and includes a discussion of the difficulties that make you think an Autism Spectrum or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may be present, information from school where appropriate, and testing using standard screening questionnaires.

The cost for this screening consultation, including written report provision, is £380.

Registration

Margot is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) – registration number: PYL35293. HCPC regulates healthcare professionals in order to protect the public. Only professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour, and health, are registered and allowed to use the protected title “Clinical Psychologist”.

Psychological Therapy

  • Trauma and stress related disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASD and ADHD
  • Depressive disorders 
  • Anxiety disorders, including OCD and phobias
  • Emotional regulation difficulties, including self-harm and addictive behaviours
  • Loss, bereavement and transitions across the lifespan
  • Relationships difficulties, interpersonal disputes and anger
  • School related difficulties, such as behavioural and social difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties

Appointments

  • Margot is available at Brighter Spaces or online, on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • She is registered with Vitality Health, Aviva, WPA, AXA PPP and BUPA.
  • Prior to an initial appointment, a brief telephone conversation can be scheduled to discuss circumstances and needs.
  • The details of the therapeutic agreement would be discussed and agreed during the first consultation.
  • Where necessary, sessions can be conducted via Zoom or FaceTime.
  • For longer-term work, fees can be negotiated.
  • Margot offers a limited number of reduced-fee sessions based on personal circumstances.

Payment by cheque or cash at the beginning of each session, or via bank transfer prior to the session.

Appointments missed without 48 hours notice will incur the full session fee.

Insurers

Vitality Health, Aviva, WPA and AXA PPP

Cancellation Policy

Appointments missed without 48 hours notice will incur the full session fee.