Ruth Martin MBACP (Accred)

Ruth Martin MBACP (Accred)

Forest Row
East Sussex

07787 512805

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Forest Row
East Sussex

07787 512805

About me

Choosing a counsellor can be a difficult decision. The most important thing is that you feel at ease with them. This is why I offer a free initial assessment for you to meet me. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress or depression for example: I can support you in finding a way of being with painful feelings, of working through them, and I can suggest techniques to help you manage difficulties.

As an experienced counsellor I offer a supportive space for you to share your concerns and to be listened to with understanding and warmth. You may sense you need some support to face painful experiences, look at relationship issues or find ways of living a more fulfilling life. Counselling can enable you to reach a clearer understanding about yourself and your life, improving your sense of self-worth and becoming kinder towards yourself.

I offer insights and support with warmth and compassion, drawing from my therapeutic training, my experience as a counsellor and my own journey through pain and happiness.

I work with a variety of counselling models and techniques, exploring what works for you, on both a long-term and short-term basis. I have almost 25 years experience in mindfulness, and draw upon this in counselling if appropriate: I find it to be especially effective in helping with depression, stress and anxiety.

I was a young carer whilst growing up, and I have worked with carers for many years, having an in depth understanding of the demands of this role. I have also worked as a solicitor in the City of London, and bring an awareness of highly pressurized work environments.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling - ReVision, London
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training with University of Bangor
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training with University of Bangor
Mindfulness Work in accordance with UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers "Good Practice Guidance for Teachers"

Bereavement and Loss Training
CBT Training
Southwark Carers - Counsellor
St Catherine's Hospice - Bereavement Counsellor
The Hoffman Process (1996)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - MBCT


£45 per 50 minute session with the first assessment session free
I offer 2 reduced rate places (£25) for carers

Further information

I run my counselling practice from home in Forest Row.

Maps & Directions

Forest Row, RH18

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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