Louise Martin Registered MBACP
The way I work is Person-Centred. This means I take the position that you are the expert on your situation and my role is to help you recognise and gather together your wisdom and resources. I am also there to offer care, understanding and empathy as well as to challenge you.
I have specialist training and experience in supporting those with alcohol and drug addictions. I have also worked extensively with carers and with issues such as bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse.
I have received counselling myself and so I know what it's like to sit on the other side of the room! Having said that we all have different expectations and needs - working together to understand this can be hugely therapeutic in itself.
I am available for appointments in Barrow & Ulverston town centres.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my counselling training 6 years ago 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 have also completed the Addiction Intervention training programme with award-winning local charity Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS).
As part of my Continuous Professional Development I undergo regular additional training which has included:
- Suicide and Self-Harm Awareness
- Transactional Analysis
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Attachment Theory
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
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
£40 per session (1 hour). Some concessions available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available in Barrow & Ulverston Mon - Fri, including some evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|