Julia Martin - UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I provide counselling and/or Gestalt psychotherapy on a one to one basis for people experiencing distress in their lives. I work from a Humanistic base which means that my aim is to support and enable each person to find the strength to overcome their difficulties in their own unique way.
Very often we feel alone and isolated in times of crisis, this is when therapy can help by sharing problems, feelings and thoughts that we are often too fearful or ashamed of sharing with family and friends.
I have had a great deal of experience working with people who have experienced bereavement, relationship breakdown, depression, low self-esteem and more complex mental health problems.
I work from established practices in Bridgend and Cardiff which have comfortable and private therapy rooms and are easily accessible by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and also an Integrative Counsellor, I teach Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a qualified supervisor.
My initial training and qualifications were from the University of Wales, Newport where I gained my Diploma in Integrative Counselling in 2002 along side a PGCE.
I completed a 4 year Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy with the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership, Cardiff in 2013 and a Diploma in Supervision at the Gestalt Centre in London in 2017.
I am a registered member of UKCP.
I have worked as a counsellor for voluntary agencies such as Women's Aid, for the local Education Authority with excluded children, and as a College Counsellor. I have been in private practice for over 10 years.
Previous experience includes nursing and support roles for the NHS and in the voluntary sector.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual appointments £45 per session which lasts for 1 hour.
Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly to meet your needs.
EAP / Insurance sessions £50
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My main therapy days are and Weds & Thursday in Bridgend. 10am till 5.30pm. Later appointments are limited.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Clinical Supervision offered to trainees and qualified UKCP counsellors and psychotherapists.View supervision profile