Louise Martin PGDip MBACP BCST

Louise Martin PGDip MBACP BCST

Cambridge
CB1

01223 354760 / 07753 966091

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Cambridge
CB1

01223 354760 / 07753 966091

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

My practice is based in Cambridge (CB1) where I offer confidential individual counselling in a comfortable and professional environment. I work with clients both long-term and short-term, meeting once and twice weekly.

Some of the issues I can help with:-

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • addiction
  • self-harm
  • relationship and family issues
  • spiritual crisis

How I work and what to expect

I offer a safe and confidential, non-judgmental space where you can talk openly about your current personal circumstances and past experiences. Throughout the therapy, you will be able to talk about what is troubling you, and together we will work to bring about understanding and healing. Talking therapy can help to make sense of difficulties such as loss, anxiety, depression and health issues, and can help to bring about a renewed confidence to live life more fully.

I have experience working with a wide-range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, trauma & PTSD, addiction, codependency, self-harm, and childhood abuse and neglect.

My approach

I work as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and trauma therapist, as well as being a hands-on body therapist in the gentle hands-on work of craniosacral therapy. If you are looking to resolve long-standing issues of either body or mind or both, my approach of integrating mindfulness and bodywork with the psychological side of counselling and psychotherapy can help you to integrate your experiences and become more of who you are meant to be. I have a deep interest in and study of trauma theory, relational neuroscience and attachment theory and I specialise in working with early relational trauma and dissociative disorders. I also have a particular interest in attending to dreams and imagery as part of the therapeutic process.

Where I work

My practice is based in central Cambridge and is easily accessible from the train station and the centre of town, a 12 minute walk from Cambridge train station or 5 minute walk from Mill Road or Hills Road.

Arranging a session

If you would like to arrange an initial session, ask some questions or find out more then please contact me by phone or email. My website www.louise-martin.co.uk also provides further information

If you would find it useful, I offer an initial free 15-minute consultation on the phone. In this brief phone call you may ask whatever you wish about how I work and we can talk briefly about your reasons for seeking therapy and how I might best be able to help you. All discussions will be treated as strictly confidential.

About Psychosynthesis

Psychosythesis was a psychology model formed by Roberto Assagioli. He was particularly interested in having a holistic approach to the individual and was interested in the body and spirituality as much as the mind.For more info about Psychosynthesis, go to https://psychosynthesistrust.org.uk/


About Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle,hands-on way of working with the body and can be particularly effective for tracking where trauma is held in the body and helping the body to gently let go. For more information about craniosacral therapy, go to http://www.craniosacral.co.uk/craniosacral-therapy


Types of sessions

  • Face-to-face

Frequency of Sessions

  • Once or twice weekly, open-ended

Professional Registration

  • BACP, RCST, BCST

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • I have qualified with a PGDip at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, London Bridge as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, and am a registered Member with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • I have qualified with a Postgraduate Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy from the Craniosacral Therapy and Educational Trust, Islington, London

Further Training

  • Trauma Constellations, based on the work of Professor Franz Ruppert with Vivian Broughton, London. Trauma constellation theory is based on a specific understanding of trauma and psychological splitting as a means of surviving traumatic experiences.


I am trained in Psychosynthesis Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Trauma Constellations.

Professional Membership

  • Registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, national registering body of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists in the UK (RCST, BCST)

Experience

I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor and craniosacral therapist. I have worked in private practice for eight years, and am based in Cambridge (CB1). I work with clients both long-term and short term, meeting once and twice weekly. I have worked with adults of all ages and backgrounds.

I have worked in a number of settings apart from private practice, including the NHS, Cambridge University Counselling Service, Mind and Whipps Cross University Hospital Bereavement Counselling Service.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Fee for counselling/psychotherapy: £45 for 50 minute session

Fee for craniosacral therapy/integrative trauma therapy: £48 for 60 minute session

Please contact me to arrange an initial session or enquire further.

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Thursday weekdays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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