Susanna Martin Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor
I am a Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor and Supervisor in the East Riding of Yorkshire. I offer a holistic and down to earth approach in dealing with the many challenges that life brings.
I feel it's important to work with the whole person and all that they bring.....emotionally, physically, spiritually, as well as taking into account lifestyle choices, since i believe that these factors influence how we think and feel thus impacting our lives and our relationships. As a buddhist practitioner I am interested in helping people find meaning and purpose in their lives and I offer mindfulness based exercises and relaxation techniques for those experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety.
I have worked in both private practise and the voluntary sector over the last 20 years providing 1-1 counselling, couple work, and group facilitation to clients with a wide range of issues. I also have 13 years experience as a clinical supervisor working with qualified counsellors and offering consultative support for professionals from various disciplines. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of young people's issues having worked within both mainstream and independent educational settings for the last 10 years.
I offer both short and long-term therapy so that clients are able to work at their own chosen pace, and I am happy to arrange courses of therapy to suit clients personal, practical and financial needs. I am a registered, senior accredited practitioner and work to the BACP code of ethics.
Having experienced the benefits of counselling myself, I believe that despite how difficult or painful it may feel at times, it can also be extremely rewarding and enriching (in my experience clients laugh as much as they cry in the therapy process) Most importantly it gives us the space and time to attend to our emotional needs and offers us the chance to explore and possibly change the things in our lives that we are not happy with.
The things that matter to me personally in life are; love, honesty, wisdom and compassion, respect, equality and freedom of choice. I also believe in plain-speaking and tend to talk about things in a straightforward way, so if you feel unsure or wish to know more then give me a call; perhaps together we can find a way of exploring the things that matter to you in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling,
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Pychodrama
Certificate in Art Therapy
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Certificate in Hypnosis & Clinical Hypnotherapy
BACP Accreditation - Counsellor/Psychotherapist
BACP Senior Accreditation - Supervisor
Certificate in Couple Counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural difference & diversity, spirituality & the meaning of life. Working with anxiety and depression from a spiritual or existential perspective, including loneliness & isolation, terminal illness & death anxiety. Also issues specific to young people such as teens transition, academic / school pressures, stressful home-life situations, identity & gender and lifestyle choices.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling (1-1) £50 per hour
Couple Counselling £60 per hour
Counselling Supervision (Individual & Group) £50 per hour
Clinical Supervision for Organisations £50 per hour
Personal Therapy for counselling & psychotherapy students in training - £40 per hour
Supervision for counselling & psychotherapy students in training - £40 per hour
I offer flexible times Tuesday to Thursday between the hours of 9am and 6pm
I offer creative forms of therapy to individuals who prefer a more physically expressive way of working on their issues. This might involve the use of art-work, movement /role play, dream work, or relaxation techniques. Often clients will choose to bring something meaningful such as photographs, music, poetry or other personal memorabilia to help them express particular feelings and emotions in relation to difficulties they are facing in their lives.
I work from home in a quiet location close to the Humber Bridge Park and viewing area. My therapy room has been created to provide a calm, peaceful environment in which clients and supervisee's alike are invited to slow the pace, relax and 'be themselves'.