Ruth Martin MBACP (Accred)
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
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 - MBCT
£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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