Steve Martyn MA, UKCP (reg), Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Given the challenges we are facing with coronavirus Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, I am not currently working from my office in Norwich. However, I am holding sessions with clients via Zoom video conferencing and by telephone.
I am a professionally qualified and experienced therapist working in Central Norwich. I can provide you with a safe and confidential space in which to talk about and explore the issues which are troubling you.
I offer open-ended therapy as well as time-limited therapy of 12 sessions. Ongoing sessions last for 50 minutes.
As well as working with clients face to face from my practice in Norwich, I also offer therapy by telephone and online therapy via Zoom and Skype. Even before the onset of Covid-19, which has had profound changes on the way we live and work, many people were finding that due to personal circumstances, whether travelling for work, living in remote locations or on the road, mobility and health issues, it’s was possible to attend a therapist’s office on a weekly basis.
During the initial consultation we would discuss your reasons for seeking help and you would have the opportunity to ask any questions about what happens in therapy and raise any concerns. This initial session would also give us the opportunity to think about working together. You are under no obligation to continue with therapy with me after the initial consulation if you choose not to do so.
If you would like to find out more about my services, ask any questions, or arrange an initial consultation, please contact me by telephone, text message or email.
How Can Therapy Help?
Many people experience emotional distress at some time in their lives or are faced with situations where they need some professional help in making sense of and resolving their difficulties. However, taking that first step to talk though your issues with a therapist can be a very daunting prospect and it is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and able to work with.
Painful life events or personal problems suffered in relationships, careers, health or family life can prompt people to seek therapy. Problems and difficulties that are not addressed are unlikely to disappear by themselves and talking through your issues with a well trained and experienced therapist can help you to find new ways of thinking and feeling which can lead to insight and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Psychodynamic Therapy at WPF Therapy in London which is accredited by both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
WPF Therapy is recognised for its reputation for clinical and academic excellence. I hold the WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies accredited by the University of Roehampton.
In addition, I have an MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University.
I have also participated in training at the Institute of Group Analysis, London, which is the premier institute in the UK for the training of group psychotherapists.
- Psychotherapist registered and accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
- Full Clinical Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
Each of these professional bodies has a code of ethics to which I subscribe, and which includes undertaking regular clinical supervision and professional development. I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
- Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- Member of the UK Employee Assistance Association (UKEAPA)
I work in both English and German.
Prior to working in Norwich, I worked in private practice in Central London for 10 years. During this time I also worked as a counsellor at the Royal College of Art and managed a counselling service in North London.
I have also worked as a therapist for the Tasha Foundation, providing counselling and emotional support via live chat.
My experience also includes providing assessments and counselling via the telephone for several Employee Assistance Programmes.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 per 50 minute session for individuals and £70 per 50 minute session for couples.