Louise Martin Registered MBACP
The way I work is Person-Centred. This means I believe that every one of us has an innate potential for personal development. It also means I recognise that our ability to reach this potential is influenced by various factors such as our upbringing, beliefs and habits.
My role is to help you recognise what makes up your unique 'map' of the world as well as to uncover your wisdom and resources. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore, be heard and reach a deeper understanding in order to make changes and live more fully.
I have specialist training and experience in supporting those with problematic alcohol and drug use. I have also worked extensively with carers and with issues such as loss, bereavement, self-harm, depression, anxiety and abuse.
I am available for appointments in Barrow & Ulverston town centres.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I adhere to their Ethical Framework. http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php
Training, qualifications & experience
I began training in 2011 and have achieved the following certifications:
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate of Proficiency
- AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I completed my training placement at South Lakeland Carers.
As part of my Continuous Professional Development I undergo regular additional training which has included:
- Recovery Support for problematic drug and alcohol use
- Creative therapy
- Grief and Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Suicide and Self-Harm Awareness
- Transactional Analysis
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Attachment Theory
For 3 years I delivered one-to-one therapeutic support for Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS) as a volunteer and then joined as staff in April 2017.
I also work as a counsellor at SAFA (Self-Harm Awareness for All) in Cumbria.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£40 per session (1 hour). Some concessions available on request.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available in Ulverston & Barrow Weds - Fri including some evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|