Thalia Martin, MNCS (Accredited), Dip Counselling, BSc, MSc
St. Martin Within Ludgate Church
40 Ludgate Hill
Hornsey Vale Community Centre
60 Mayfield Road
020 7733 7980 / 07807 371735
If you're experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, depression, bereavement, or other issues that are making life difficult for you, I can help you to find a way forward.
I see each person as unique, and offer you the space to develop in your own way, in a confidential and supportive environment. This can help you to reach a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself, and to experience life in a more rewarding way.
My approach is integrative and person-centred, so I work with your agenda, and consider the relationship between counsellor and client to be an essential part of the therapeutic process.
I believe that being listened to with empathy, whatever you are going through, is a healing experience in itself.
It can be helpful to look at emotional difficulties in the context of family and other social relationships. Taking time to explore these relationships with an independent, non-judgemental professional can give you more confidence in yourself, and in how you deal with others.
When seeing couples, I work with my colleague Marcia Gamsu, an experienced psychotherapist (registered with UKCP, and accredited with BACP). These sessions take place in NW11. Having two therapists present gives a valuable extra perspective, and makes it more likely that both clients will feel they have been fully heard.
I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling, depending on your needs and preferences.
I'm an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
My location on Ludgate Hill in the City of London can be easily reached from St Paul's, Blackfriars and Fleet Street. In North London, I work at Hornsey Vale, near Crouch End and Finsbury Park.
You're welcome to ring or email me if you'd like to arrange a first session, where we can discuss your hopes and expectations of counselling, and ways of working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) (Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy).
Certificate in Person-centred Counselling (Mary Ward Centre).
Introductory course in Psychotherapy and Philosophy (Philadelphia Association).
I have over 20 years' experience working in mental health services. This includes 14 years at the Stress Project in Islington, helping people in crisis and providing ongoing support. Most recently I've been working with a community counselling project, and with Open Dialogue UK.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
£35 for individuals at N8 9LP (50-minute sessions).
£50 for individuals at EC4M 7DE (50-minute sessions).
£80 for couples, working with two therapists (90-minute sessions).
Concessions are available for those on low incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday–Saturday, daytime and evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|