Victoria Martin MBACP (Accredited Register)
3 Tabor Hill
01492 440690 / 07846 484760
I'm a BACP Accredited Registered Integrative Counsellor with many years experience and the owner of Looking-Glass Counselling in Llandudno, providing Private Counselling for individuals and couples. I meet with clients in a large, attractive room at my home on the Great Orme, which is dedicated to my counselling practice. It's the perfect situation to be able to provide a safe, private, relaxed and comfortable space for us to work together to understand what's really bothering you and what you can do about it.
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 know that turning a worry over and over in your mind, rather than solving anything, is just causing that worry to grow. And holding things in is causing more and more pressure to build up. You really can turn your life around and have the life you want and deserve!
I am a warm, loving and down-to-earth person and during your first FREE session, you will soon find that you feel relaxed and that it is a relief to talk about things. Together, we'll get a clear idea of what you want the counselling to achieve for you and we'll agree on the best way for you to take things forward.
I'll use my knowledge, experience and expertise to truly understand you and what you really want, and to help you apply the right kind of strategies to achieve your goals.
To book your first FREE appointment 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, with further training in CBT, Transactional Analysis, Strategic Intervention and Mindfulness. I am also an AAMET Accredited Advanced EFT Practitioner.
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 am also a part-time Schools Counsellor and 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 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.
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.
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 Coaching techniques, Mindfulness and EFT (Tapping) 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 20 minute taster 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.
First session FREE.
To book now, go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability
(If you choose to commit to the counselling, I'll advise you on a choice of payment options, depending on your needs.)
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 available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|