Victoria Martin MBACP (Accredited Register)
3 Tabor Hill
01492 440690 / 07846 484760
You might feel a little anxious about talking to a counsellor, you might believe that you ought to be able to deal with your difficulties by yourself. But you're probably finding that turning your worry over and over in your mind, rather than solving anything, is just causing that worry to grow.
You may already have people you can talk to, such as family or friends. But sometimes you need to talk to someone who isn't involved in your life, someone who won't judge you or the situation, but who will listen with empathy and compassion and who has the training and expertise to help you find your way forward.
Counselling is an investment in yourself. It's dedicated time and space for you to unravel your thoughts and understand yourself more deeply, to grieve losses, and to build resilience towards life's challenges.
Looking-Glass Counselling is my private practice, based at my home on the Great Orme in Llandudno, where I have a large, comfortable therapy room, a safe, private, calm and relaxed space, where we'll work together to understand what's really bothering you and what you can do about it.
I am a warm, accepting and down-to-earth person and during your FREE 30 minute Introduction Session, you will find that you quickly feel relaxed and that it is a relief to talk about things.
I'll use my knowledge, experience and expertise to truly understand you and, together, we'll get a clear idea of what you want the counselling to achieve for you. And by the end of the Introduction Session, you'll be able to make an informed choice whether and how you want to take things forward.
To book your FREE Introduction Session now, go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a First Class BA Honours Degree in Philosophy and an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. While I originally qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor, over the years I have continued to develop myself both personally and professionally, gaining knowledge and experience, and growing into my own unique counselling "style". I now consider myself to be an Integrative Counsellor.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP, which means that you can be assured my counselling training and qualifications have met the professional standards of the largest professional organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK and you have the security of knowing that I'm bound by their code of ethics and conduct (go to www.bacp.co.uk).
I came into counselling from a teaching background and my first counselling role was for the top FE college in Lincolnshire, working with at risk children in school settings. I spent a year volunteering as a counsellor for the Northamptonshire Youth Advisory Service and another two years as a volunteer counsellor for the mental health charity, Mind. I relocated to Llandudno in 2013.
I am currently working part-time as a Schools Counsellor and I'm a member of the BACP's. Children and Young People division, which keeps me up to date with all the latest developments in the theory and practice of counselling young people. I am one of a rare breed of private counsellors who will work with Young People (aged 11+). I have up to date Safeguarding training and a current DBS certificate (parents can verify this with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) by applying online - you just need the certificate number and my date of birth, which I'll provide on request). I am one of a rare breed of private counsellors who work with children and young people, so that parents who don't want their child to sit on a waiting list can get help when it's needed right away.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have spent over three years studying nutrition and the psychology of eating and offer specialist Weight Loss Coaching, incorporating the latest weight loss science, Strategic Intervention, Mindfulness, EFT (Tapping) and Hypnosis to help you uncover and eliminate the mental and emotional reasons why you struggle to lose those unwanted pounds.
If you want to work with me on your weight loss goals, go to www.looking-glass counselling.co.uk/weightloss for more information, or book your free 30 minute Introduction Session now at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability
I have also had a great deal of success with clients seeking Pain Relief using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), often described as "acupuncture without the needles".
EFT is also a proven effective treatment for relief from PTSD (trauma) and phobias, for example, fear of flying.
FREE 30 minute Introduction Session
To book now, go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability
If you choose to commit to the counselling, individual sessions are charged at £45, but savings can be made by purchasing a block of 4 or more sessions. For example, a block of 4 sessions is £160. For more information on fees and payment options, please go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/fees.
I am fully covered by all the relevant insurances and attend monthly supervision sessions with a BACP accredited and AAMET approved supervisor. I am also registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, as required by the Data Protection Act 1988 (go to www.ico.org.uk).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments and online booking at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|