Lorraine Martin MBACP (Accred)

Lorraine Martin MBACP (Accred)

The Westway Clinic
17 Hatchlands Road


07837 978600 / 07837 978600

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The Westway Clinic
17 Hatchlands Road


07837 978600 / 07837 978600

About me

I am an Accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  and experienced in working with adults struggling with anger. anxiety, depression, panic , stress, relationship and family difficulties, loss, bereavement and low self esteem. I work from comfortable rooms in Redhill and Reigate offering both long term and time limited counselling.

Why counselling can help ?

Sometimes  we reach a point where we don't know how to cope emotionally or make sense of what is wrong. Counselling  offers time and space for you talk in confidence without feeling judged to understand why you feel as you do and what you want to change.

Issues that may bring people to counselling include relationship breakdown, betrayal , depression, stress, anger,  generalised anxiety, loss, a general feeling of not coping and low self-esteem.

Counselling can be an empowering and life changing experience but initially can often feel daunting. Our first meeting will be an opportunity for us to meet without obligation and talk through what difficulties you are dealing with and for you to decide if counselling feels right..

What is counselling ?

Counselling is more than just listening, although to be really heard without judgment can be a powerful experience itself.  I will not tell you what you should do or should change but recognise that you are the expert in your life  and we each have our unique life experience and individual needs. My aim is to provide a space to explore in a safe and non judgmental way what has brought you to this point and support you in finding a way forward to achieve your counselling aims, improve your own self- worth and relationships

Type of counselling offered

My approach is an integration of CBT which helps identify  and change unhelpful thinking habits and psychodynamic theory . This means that  together we will work to help you understand how past events and relationships have affected  your thoughts and behaviour . This can then  enable you to look at how you may alter your thoughts and change unhelpful behaviour and support you in achieving your counselling aims.

Studies show that it is often the trust and relationship formed between the counsellor and client which is more effective in achieving a successful counselling outcome for the client rather than the counselling model used.

Ethical practice

In line with professional guidelines I maintain regular supervision for my client work and on going professional development and training. Recent training includes stress management its effects and, Post Natal Depression , Self Harm and Post Traumatic Stress

Practical issues

Sessions will be weekly and last for 1 hour . The number of sessions needed will usually depend on the complexity of issues raised, ultimately it is you the client who will determine the number of sessions .

All work is face to face and can be either long-term or time limited

Our first meeting is a  no obligation client consultation where we will discuss the counselling process and agreement and what has brought you to consider counselling and  any questions or concerns that you may have.

Thank you for reviewing this page. If you have any questions please contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

DIp HE Counselling awarded by Roehampton University

Cert. Solution Focused Brief Therapy

BACP Accredited Counsellor

Primary Certificate in Stress Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Divorce and separation
Retirement and life transitions
Relationship difficulties


£45 for 60 minute session.

Maps & Directions

Redhill, RH1 6AA
Reigate, RH2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesdays and Wednesdays . If I am unable to answer the telephone immediately please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I am free.

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

Supervision offered to both qualified and counsellors in training.

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