Martin Wilks, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Working with colleagues to develop and promote so-called "contextual" CBT therapies: - evidence-based, Mindfulness, Compassion & Acceptance approaches which enhance psychological flexibility, enabling clients to live life with increasing meaning and purpose. This 'enabling' is the primary focus of the work; though, as a secondary gain, people with 'chronic' conditions often experience a remarkable reduction in symptoms. Clients learn mindfulness, acceptance and self-compassion skills, they work to identify their true meaning and purpose. Then they set and engage with goals which move them in that direction.
Treatments are offered via individual ACT psychotherapy, coaching, mentoring or supervision. Telephone, email and Skype consultations are offered. Group work courses: MBCT for depression prevention & ACT based groups for anxiety and anger may better suit some clients.
Framfield House Medical Centre
The Ruby Centre
Training, qualifications & experience
Chartered Psychologist, Brit.Psychol.Soc
Registered Counselling Psychologist, Health Professions council
Diploma counselling Psychology
Cert. Experiential group Work Facilitation
PGCE (ex-teacher all ages & levels)
Diploma Person Centre Counselling
Set up, developed, supervised & managed (for 16 yrs) counselling services for central London prison, Tutor on FE diploma counselling courses, trainer for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Many years experience of Clinical Supervision, both group and individual.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy, MBCT
Mindfulness Based Stress reduction, MBSR
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT
Initial assessment fee £50 - thereafter, if we choose to proceed my standard hourly fee is £80
Self-funding clients who are not in a position to pay standard fee can negotiate on a sliding scale of concession fees at the assessment meeting. (My thanks to those clients whose standard fees enable this flexibility).
Associated Fellow of British Psychological Society, AFBPsS
I am a Senior Practitioner member of the register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP)
I am a registered provider of supervision with British Psychological Society
I am a EuroPsy registered psychologist accredited to practice throughout the EU
I am a peer reviewed ACT trainer and international mindfulness teacher