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 stress or anxiety and 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 it can be an effort to take a break and give some proper attention to our own wellbeing. Talking through your concerns with someone who is not part of your life gives you the freedom to focus on yourself.
I will listen with compassion and understanding and I'll get to know your experience of being you. I won’t tell you what to do or what choices to make because you know yourself better than anyone. I will support your exploration of what you're dealing with and what’s not working, and together we can consider what changes you might want to make.
I work confidentially and without judgement so you can 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 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.
As well as my private practice, I provide counselling for students at a local college. Previously 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, 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
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer short (6 - 12 weeks) and long term (open ended) counselling, usually meeting weekly at the same time.
My fee for individual counselling is £45 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.
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 alternatives.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you'd like to arrange an introductory session:
- email me
- or telephone/text on 07414 706577
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|