Briony Martin

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Woodborough, Wiltshire, SN9 5PF
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About me

Psychotherapy in Woodborough, near Marlborough:

If you are in need of counselling support, you have come to the right place. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), offering a warm, confidential and professional psychotherapy service.

Asking for help can be hard, but it is possible to address even the most deep-seated problems. I work in a warm and empathic way, shaping the therapy to your particular needs. I offer an introductory session in which I can listen to what you need and we can decide if we are good fit. We can then agree to work together short or long-term, reviewing our progress along the way.

I offer regular weekly appointments in lovely rooms in Woodborough, 15 minutes southwest of Marlborough. I work with a wide range of adult clients of all ages and backgrounds, and I am experienced in dealing with many different issues.

I position myself as a race-aware therapist, committed to anti-oppressive practice. I am also open to working with issues arising from the climate crisis. 

Please get in touch if you are currently struggling or in pain, need extra support or would like to understand yourself better. Taking the first step of contacting a counsellor is very brave but can be immensely worthwhile. I look forward to hearing from you.

Supervision:

I offer a warm, professional and confidential supervision service for counsellors and psychotherapists from my base in Marlborough. I have an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision from Severn Talking Therapy and work in a relational way, paying attention to what is going on in the relational field. I am particularly interested in supporting therapists who want to become more race-aware and climate-aware in their therapeutic work. I offer regular monthly 1.5 hour supervision sessions through 12 months of the year, with extra time negotiable if required.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Doctorate student with the University of Chester working towards a PhD in psychotherapy studies
  • Associate Lecturer with the Open University in Mental Health and Counselling
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Integrative), Manchester University
  • Accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - MBACP Accred.
  • Advanced Specialist Diploma in Counselling Supervision, Severn Talking Therapy (Bristol)
  • Bupa-registered
  • Independent counselling educator working with Birkbeck University (London), Willows Counselling Service (Swindon), Bramham Therapy (Marlborough), Time to Talk (Newbury) and previously with the University of East London.
  • Wide experience working with anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood neglect and abuse, trauma, PTSD, gender and sexuality, systemic injustice issues, self-esteem, bereavement, climate related stress and meaning of life issues.

I am engaged in ongoing Continuing Professional Development, focusing on  experiential learning in anti-racist practice, neuro-diversity and eco-therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Counselling and psychotherapy: £70/session for weekly, 50-minute, appointments

Supervision: £105/session for monthly, 1.5-hour, appointments

When I work

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Further information

Read my blog, 'Counsellor at Large', at www.counselloratlarge.wordpress.com

Marlborough Counselling, Unit 12, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Wiltshire, SN9 5PF

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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I have ground floor access at my base in Woodborough. The track round to my room is a little uneven.

Online platforms

FaceTime
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Qualified and experienced relational supervisor.

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Briony Martin
Briony Martin