Martha Curtis

Martha Curtis

Didsbury Counselling and Therapy Centre
212a Burton Road
Greater Manchester
M20 2LW

07500 893707

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About me

Most of my clients are artists and performers in entertainment such as actors, screenwriters and producers. Other clients are writers, painters, photographers and other creative industries, as well as entrepreneurs. Finding your authentic needs and wants and pursuing your dreams is an incredible journey and I would love to support you along the way and witness this journey and its mile stones.

In short, my work starts where your agent's and talent manager's job ends.

Together with you I work on your personal and professional development that inspires and invigorates you and gives you that competitive edge authentically. In my many years of working with creative professionals I have developed a unique skill set to not only encourage your creativity but also your confidence, clarity, motivation, energy and self-esteem.

Additionally, I offer Life Coaching and Business Coaching informed by Positive Psychology.

Some of the benefits of starting your journey with me:
Increased sense of self-worth
Increased creativity
Professional success
Better and more meaningful relationships
Increased motivation and optimism
Having a clear strategy to achieve
Better communication skills
Improved body language
Better health (mental and physical)
Feeling more inspired and inspiring others
Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries (personally and professionally)?
Better time management

A selection of topics clients have worked with me on:
Working out a clear career path
Ensuring self-care and well-being
Making the right contacts
Exploring your network (growing positive relationships, eliminating toxic influences
Preparation for auditions and taping
Transition from one field to another (e.g. moving between theatre, film, commercial, etc.)
Avoiding common and uncommon pitfalls
Resume writing
Keeping yourself safe in career and privately
Cooperation with Agents
Guidance on training, publicity, reel, etc.
Choosing headshots
Dealing with creative blocks
Support with self-submissions
Selecting the right job
and many more

A small selection of testimonials:

"Martha, is that special kind of human being who understands & encourages but doesn’t judge or criticise. She’s a great active listener & promotes the exploration of joy, self-belief & compassion in a way which shrouds one in comfort. She creates safety and is essentially trustworthy & loyal. She’s got a wonderful sense of humour, an infectious smile and is at all times ethical & highly professional in her craft. One of those rare people you occasionally meet who infuse you with an inner contentment, a peace and an assurance that it’s all going to be OK."
- Simon P., UK | Artist

"Martha provided support during a career change and has a patient, kind and supportive approach which was extremely helpful when navigating these life changes. She also provided remote support during key decision making/planning points enabling me to research, decide, plan and meet goals."
- Sherrie TD, UK | Nutritional Therapist

"Martha's coaching style is genuine, friendly, and solutions focused. She was always present and engaged in the conversation with compassion and care that touched my heart. In her coaching Martha shared valuable tools and resources as well as reflections and feedback.
I learned from Martha on a personal level and she inspired me to be more kind hearted, strong, and happy. I learned from her on a professional level to plan timed action steps, be organized, and be open to creativity and playfulness.
Martha has a wonderful presence, an intuitive spirit, and an intellectual mind. I would recommend working with coach Martha on personal issues cause her background study is psychotherapy, she has a lot of life experience, and she cares about her clients. Also, I recommend working with her on professional issues cause she has vast knowledge about organization, time management, and technology."
- Sam Delaig I Saudi Arabia

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professional coach and trained with an ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited training provider focusing on positive psychology. In addition I run a well-established psychotherapy and coaching centre.

Before becoming a coach I graduated with a  BSc (Hons) Psychology, worked in psychological research for the National Health Service and academia and became a psychotherapist.  My work is always informed by evidence-based methods and I continuously develop my practice with new insights and skills.

I am familiar with Method Acting, Meisner Technique, Stanislawski as well as the Chubbuck Technique.

My experience includes knowledge of the TV, theatre, film and music industry in the UK and USA (I work internationally), art and screenwriting.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Postgraduate Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • ICF Accredited Training in Life Coaching
  • Mindfulness
  • CBT
  • Positive Psychology


  • ICF (International Coach Federation)
  • UKATA (United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis)
  • IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association)
  • CCA (Creativity Coaching Association)

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Creativity Coaching
  • Character Development (writing)
  • Storyline Development (writing)
  • Casting and Auditioning
  • Career change
  • Life Coaching
  • Business Coaching
  • Wellness Coaching


I provide coaching packages tailored to your individual needs which we can discuss in our initial consultation.

Sessions can be face-to-face at my or the client's location, via Skype and phone, however face-to-face is preferred.

Although significant progress can be made within a few session it is recommended to contract for at least 6 sessions to gain long-lasting results.

If the clients prefers me to travel to their location travel expenses will be reimbursed by the client. My travel includes nationwide and international coaching sessions.

Further information

Additionally, I provide expert guidance to the TV industry on story lines and character development.

Manchester, M20 2LW

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.