Martin Sugg MBACP (Dip in Professional Therapuetic Counselling)

Martin Sugg MBACP (Dip in Professional Therapuetic Counselling)


07808739257 / 02035393783

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07808739257 / 02035393783

About me

  • How I Work

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and consider me as your therapist.  I promise you a full and inclusive immersion into the world of counselling where you will be safe to explore any and all of your troubles.

I cover many areas of therapeutic distress and have built up huge experience and knowledge in those disiciplines. I therefore work frequently with issues such as Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationship issues, Addiction, Identity, Work Issues, Family matters Plus quite a few more.

I am a registered member of the BACP and qualified with a Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Since then I have added many other approaches and techniques to my practice including relationship dynamics, mental health and bereavement.  Counselling is my passion and it is a pleasure to meet every person that plucks up the courage to walk through my door.  Make no mistake, I understand the courage and bravery it takes to come and see someone like me and it is this respect for a persons desire to understand themselves that drives me on to provide the best therapeutic experience that a person can get
I work in private practice and am qualified in a variety of different approaches to therapy including Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Existential.
My Approach
If you have never experienced counselling/therapy before or have stepped back in after a few years break you will find a warm, approachable therapist, able to put you at ease and only challenge your fears when you are ready and able. 

I favour an integrated approach to therapy, meaning I have trained across the board in many different approaches. I have a leaning towards existential themes as I believe they are running through most of our life's issues, from relationships to identity issues, addiction to isolation, depression to loss and grief.  I have worked and still do with young persons and adults, one to one and couples and specialise in addiction issues where I have trained and worked separately from 2009. The client decides the approach we take in sessions not I, and we work collaboratively to achieve our aim.  

Other Roles
I am also a counselling tutor, teaching both Level 2 and Diploma Level 4 counselling courses at an adult college to students who are starting their journey on the road to become counsellors and therapists.  This role not only enables me to pass on my knowledge but it keeps me up to date with changing ethics and laws in the counselling world.  It is great to see the new wave of therapists coming through and being  part of this.

I also work as Children and Young Persons Practitioner for a large service in London.  This role incorporates many different aspects of my training from safeguarding and care planning and multi agency working to assemblies at schools.  My work involves high risk young people and their families who have substance misuse, mental health or emotional distress difficulties.  My counselling skills and knowledge are my greatest ally in this battle with the modern mental ill health of our younger generation and I aim to use it to assist as many young people to have an opportunity to a healthier, safer future.

I am continuously updating my knowledge and skills in all areas with ongoing CPD and regular supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:- Active IQ Award in Education and Training ; Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling ;Substance Misuse :Mental Health Awareness; Drugs Awareness; Psychology, Safeguarding, Mindfulness,

Courses attended:- Practitioner - Information Governance; 'How we live' Philosophy & Psychotherapy; New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - Impact Through Neuroscience for Practitioners; Boundaries for Best Practice; Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults;  Prevent Training; Relational Approach to Resilience (Mental Health Forum); Mindfulness; Anxiety & Depression; Alcohol Awareness; Recovery Planning; Synthetic Cannabinoids; Child Protection Issues; Mental Health Awareness; Working With Personality Disorder. Boundaries for best practice,

Work and Awards:
I have worked for the NHS, CRI, Foundation 66 (Phoenix Futures), Drugsline and BlenheimCDP in Therapeutic roles since 2010 and continue to do so.  I have won awards for my work at the NHS, Foundation 66 and Drugsline. Haringey Practitioner outstanding achievement award

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One to one sessions £50
Couples £60
Trainee Students £30
Telephone £40
Skype £50

Further information

What I help with : Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Eating disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Sex related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality,  Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Maps & Directions

Chigwell, IG7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer an holistic approach to availability, meaning that I will try my best to accommodate clients in a pattern that suits them. Having a time slot you feel comfortable with is important.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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