Mandy Louise Martin MBACP (Reg.)
07966 578 453 / 07966 578 453
Are you feeling low, lacking interest in the things that usually give you pleasure? Perhaps you are worrying, and aren't sure why? Have recent events highlighted areas of your relationship that you would like to focus on? I have a particular interest in working with you on a one-to-one basis to discover what it is you want from your life and how you would like to go about achieving it, whether this is within your relationships or just focused on your self.
I am a Humanistic Counsellor, which means that I am interested in how people relate to the world, their loved ones and themselves. I usually work with clients in the context of their whole life experience rather than looking at one specific area, but am guided by clients in this regard. My theoretical background is Person - Centred, Gestalt and Existentialism.
Humanistic Counselling provides an opportunity to explore creatively, grow personally and develop aspects of yourself that may feel under-utilised, as well as acknowledging the variety of choices you could and do make. The humanistic approach works toward empowering you with a deeper understanding of who you are, what you feel and explores the possibility of creating personal choices. It encourages self-awareness and self-realisation. A humanistic approach focuses mainly on your unique, personal potential.
I currently lecture on a Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma course, as well as working in private practice as both a counsellor and supervisor. I work with young people and adults on an individual basis. As a supervisor, I work with both trainee counsellors and qualified counsellors.
I have also worked as a school counsellor in secondary schools in both England and abroad. Previously, I worked in Children's Services, supporting children and young people on an individual basis, as well as working therapeutically with families. My work in Adult Mental Health has been on both an individual and group basis.
I am able to offer flexibility in terms of appointment times - offering both early morning and evening appointments in order to accommodate your working day
I offer low cost sessions to trainee counselling students.
I am able to work in Afrikaans should you wish.
I am a registered member of the BACP and follow their ethical framework for practice, I am also fully insured and have a DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Humanistic Counselling
Play Therapy Skills
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Having lived for several years in other countries, I have a sense of the cultural disconnection that sometimes comes with living in a foreign place. I am interested in exploring cultural identity issues with people.
My usual fee is £40, per 50 minute session
I occasionally have low cost counselling sessions available, if you are interested in these, please mention at first contact.
I also offer low cost sessions to trainee counsellors.
My practice in Sandhurst is within easy reach of Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley, Crowthorne and Farnborough. There is plenty of on-site parking available.
My practice in Andover is just off the A303, within easy reach of The Clatfords, Wherwell and Whitchurch. I have on street parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tues, Thurs & Fri: 7h30 - 16h30 & 18h00 - 20h00 Early morning & evening times are popular, please call if you would like one of these. I will try to be flexible around your work commitments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer individual and small group supervision, to both qualified and trainee counsellors.View supervision profile