Caroline Martin MBACP
Deciding to see a counsellor can be a difficult step to take. We don’t always find it easy to acknowledge when we are struggling with anxiety and stress, finding it hard to cope, facing difficulties in a relationship or feeling overwhelmed with loss. Our day to day lives involve so many demands that sometimes it can be hard to take a step back, to pause and take stock.
Talking through your concerns with someone who is not part of your life gives you the freedom to focus on yourself. I won’t tell you what to do or what choices to make because you know yourself better than anyone.
I will listen with compassion and understanding and I commit to getting to know your experience of being you. I’ll support your exploration of what’s going on for you, what’s not working and how you might want to make changes.
I work confidentially and without judgement so that you are able to share your worries and fears, no matter how confusing or dark they may be. I’ll respond to whatever you bring, drawing on different approaches and techniques from my training, to find an effective way of working that suits you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Wealden Institute, BACP accredited).
Further training includes:
- Transactional analysis
- Trauma and recovery
- Attachment disorder and trauma
- Stress management
- Drug, alcohol and addictions awareness
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I follow their Ethical Framework to ensure that I work safely and professionally. This means that I have regular professional supervision, I’m fully insured and I am also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and comply with their guidance on data protection.
Until recently I worked for Pavilions Drugs and Alcohol Service in their Families and Carers Team supporting people affected by the substance use of a significant other. I have also worked at St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley counselling the bereaved and those anticipating bereavement, and also for a charity supporting people in distress.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
I offer short and long term counselling, usually meeting weekly at the same time.
My fee for individual counselling is £40 for each 50 minute session. I offer an initial half-hour phone conversation at no cost, or if you prefer a face-to-face introduction the fee is £20.
Location and contact details
I work in quiet, comfortable private counselling rooms at two locations in Hove (Church Road and Lansdowne Place). There are good bus services and on-street parking is available at the usual cost for this area (currently £1 per hour).
I can also see clients in central Brighton, near the Old Steine.
These rooms are not on the ground floor and there are no lifts. If you have particular needs regarding accessibility I am happy to discuss possible alternatives.
If you'd like to get in touch to arrange an initial conversation, you can:
- email me
- or telephone on 07414 706577. If I am not able to answer your call please leave a short message and I’ll call you back as soon as I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client