Ruth Martin MBACP (Accred)
As an experienced counsellor I offer a supportive space for you to share your concerns and to be listened to with understanding and warmth. I offer a free initial assessment to see how we could work together. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, stress or depression: 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. 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 am also experienced in mindfulness and CBT, and include aspects of these in counselling if appropriate.
I was a young carer as a child and I have worked with carers for many years, with an in depth understanding of the demands of this role.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling - ReVision, London
Mindfulness (over 20 years experience)
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
Southwark Carers - Counsellor
St Catherine's Hospice - Bereavement Counsellor
The Hoffman Process (1996)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - MBCP
£45 per 50 minute session with the first assessment session free
I offer 2 reduced rate places (£25) for carers
I run my counselling practice from home in Forest Row.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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