Mandy Martin MBACP (Reg.)
Are you feeling low, lacking interest in the things that usually give you pleasure? Perhaps you are worrying, and aren't sure why? Have recent events highlighted areas of your relationship that you would like to focus on? I have a particular interest in working with you on a one-to-one basis to discover what it is you want from your life and how you would like to go about achieving it, whether this is within your relationships or just focused on your self.
How I work
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, which means that I am interested in how people relate to the world, their loved ones and themselves. I usually work with clients in the context of their whole life experience rather than looking at one specific area, but am guided by clients in this regard. My theoretical background is Person - Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Existentialism.
Therapy with me is an opportunity to explore creatively, grow personally and develop aspects of yourself that may feel under-utilised, as well as acknowledging the variety of choices you could and do make. I work toward empowering you with a deeper understanding of who you are, what you feel and explore the possibility of creating personal choices, through increased self-awareness. You have unique, personal potential, and I hope that through working together we can uncover it.
Who do I work with?
I work with young people and adults on an individual basis. As a supervisor, I work with both trainee and qualified counsellors.
I have worked as a school counsellor in secondary schools in both England and abroad. Prior to that, I worked in Children's Services, supporting children and young people on an individual basis, as well as working therapeutically with families. My work in Adult Mental Health has been on both an individual and group basis.
I currently lecture on a CPCAB accredited Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma course in Basingstoke.
I am able to offer flexibility in terms of appointment times - offering both early morning and evening appointments in order to accommodate your working day
I offer low cost sessions to trainee counselling students.
I am a registered member of the BACP and follow their ethical framework for practice, I am also fully insured and have an enhanced DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA Humanistic Counselling
Play Therapy Skills
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
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
Having lived for several years in other countries, I have a sense of the cultural disconnection that sometimes comes with living in a foreign place. I am interested in exploring cultural identity issues with people.
My usual fee is £50, per 50 minute session
I occasionally have low cost counselling sessions available, if you are interested in these, please mention at first contact.
I also offer low cost sessions to trainee counsellors.
My practice in Andover is just off the A303, within easy reach of Stockbridge, Winchester and Whitchurch. I have on street parking available.