Martin Kelly, MA, Pg Dip Couns, Reg.MBACP
As your counsellor, my job is to guide you on your journey of personal discovery. I am here to help you listen to your own wisdom. Sometimes, like DNA, that wisdom needs decoding, but it is my belief that it is always there.
When life becomes a struggle, seeing a professional can really help. Whether you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or anger or our finding it difficult to communicate with someone close to you or you are fighting off depression or suffering from bereavement, I will listen to you with respect. As a trained therapist I can help you find your direction again, realise the choices you have and act on them.
The type of counselling I practise is called Psychosynthesis, supplemented by CBT tools and techniques. Psychosynthesis is an holistic model of the person which works to bring together body, mind, feelings and the various roles we play in life into harmony. Through helping us to understand our wounding and to take responsibility for our healing, Pyschosynthesis offers us a way of recognising, accepting and using all the different parts that make up who we are in a conscious, purposeful way. It does not underestimate the pain of crisis or failure but seeks to help us to use it creatively to better understand our path in life and to realise our full potential as human beings.
Whatever you're going through, my job as your counsellor is to be your guide.
My practice is at High Holborn, by Chancery Lane underground station in the City of London and in Westerham, Kent covering Oxted, Sevenoaks and surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, having trained on a BACP accredited course at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London and qualified in 2002. My postgraduate counselling diploma is validated by the University of East London.
I owe a great deal to Martin's patience, good humour and professional practice. I was exceptionally doubtful when looking into the process of counselling and even still when I was given a recommendation for a counsellor. Martin made me feel at ease with his calm and welcoming nature. His passion for his work and his clients is evident in all that he does. Before I met Martin I was lost. With his personal and relaxed style, he was able to draw out wisdom and energy I never knew were there. The time has been so valuable and the guidance I received will stay with me a lifetime. HY
Martin has changed my life. I feel more comfortable in my skin, more confident, better able to take on challenges, and better able to form relationships with friends and colleagues. Issues that I once thought would be lifelong concerns now seem like specks in the rear view mirror. Martin is kind enough, wise enough and firm enough to deliver life-enriching therapy. KDN
Whilst going through an unexpected difficult patch, I had the good fortune to be introduced to Martin who really took the time to listen and understand the challenges I was facing. He offered some extremely useful techniques to help cope with problem situations in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment over a defined period which helped me to get back on track. I would highly recommend Martin to anyone who is going through a difficult period in their life and wants some quality, constructive support. ED
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70 in London, £50 in Westerham per 50 minute session. I also offer some sessions at a concessionary rate. Please contact me for details.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE DURATION OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK MY FEE IS REDUCED TO £40 PER SESSION.
I am available via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and phone.