Shirley Martin - Advanced Diploma in Counselling, DipSW, BSc (med sci)

Shirley Martin -  Advanced Diploma in Counselling, DipSW, BSc (med sci)

Room DS053
Dartington Space


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Room DS053
Dartington Space


About me

I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk if you are experiencing difficulties – difficulties in a relationship, with friends or family, feelings of loss and separation, or want to explore change and a new direction in your life. I am sensitive and warm, and listen without interpretation or judgment. In this way we get to know what is important to you, what is at the heart of it, and you will know that you are heard.

I am interested in being alongside you, working at your pace on what matters to you. You can bring your dreams – I love working with dreams! Dreams can help us notice aspects of our daily lives that we are less in touch with, unexpected things that give us surprising insights. They can also make us laugh!

I am a qualified, Integrative counsellor based on the Dartington estate near Totnes. Building a relationship of trust is central to my approach. We can arrange a first meeting to explore how we might work together, and what the focus might be. There is no charge for this session. If we then agree to continue we can arrange a regular appointment at a convenient time, either short - term (several weeks) or longer term. If you would like to contact me please get in touch.

mobile 07508408736

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I bring much life experience to my counselling as well as formal training.

  • I have worked with individuals, with couples and groups.
  • I have worked with children and families in child protection, and attachment,
  • and have supported parents with children experiencing difficulty at school, and in the community.

I was a volunteer

  • with the drugs and alcohol service in Torquay (both 1 to 1 and training other volunteers)
  • In Bristol I supported women who had been raped, go through the court process.


Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Dartmoor Centre, Newton Abbot.
Diploma in Social Work (Plymouth University)
BSc in medical science (St Andrews University)

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their Code of Ethics. I have appropriate insurance.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Counselling sessions are 1 hour and I charge £35.00 for a session. There are a limited number of concessions available.


Please contact me by mobile or e-mail and I will respond as soon as I am able to.

By mobile 07508408736
By e-mail

I also have a website

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9 6EL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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