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About me

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 an established practice in Bridgend which has comfortable and private therapy rooms and is easily accessible by public transport. I also offer online appointments.

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 15 years.

Previous experience includes nursing and support roles for the NHS and in the voluntary sector.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Clinical Supervision

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


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


My main therapy days are Monday & Thursday in Bridgend from 10am till 2.30pm. Tuesdays online from 9.30 am. Later appointments are limited.

9a Ewenny Road
CF31 3HN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Alternative premises are available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Clinical Supervision offered to trainees and qualified UKCP counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Julia Martin - UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Julia Martin - UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist & Supervisor