Erika Martin

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Midlothian, Scotland, EH22
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome. I am a person centered counsellor offering a warm, safe, non-judgemental, nurturing space for someone who feels ready to make positive changes and address issue(s) that affects their day to day lives.

I can help with a range of mental health issues like stress, anxiety, addiction, motivational issues, abuse, trauma, loss, dealing with illness, grief and change just to mention a few. 

I relish the opportunity to make a real difference. I always enjoyed working with people and I find my profession extremely rewarding. We are not the same, therefore our path to heal and grow can be different, just as our tools to cope with issues can be different too. I can assist you on your journey to explore the best way you can help yourself and work towards positive changes whatever the issue is. Change is not easy and uncomfortable at first however it is necessary for growth.

I work with adults online (Teams) or through the phone.

Reaching out for help can be daunting for some. I am empathic and a good listener, I believe building a good rapport in a therapeutic set up is paramount. 

As mentioned above my approach is mainly person centered but I also use psychodynamic approach as well and tools for CBT.

I also speak Hungarian. 

Looking forward to work with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am an Integrated Person Centered Counsellor. Gained a Level 4 Advanced Diploma in 2018 in psychotherapeutic counselling through Chrysalis Courses. (Ad Dip PC)
  • I completed a course in Safeguarding Adults and Children  - Level 3 in 2023.
  • I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society UK.
  • I work for two agencies as an online counsellor (student counselling Randstad and Bupa McMillan).

I'm working with addiction, dealing with illnesses/acceptance, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, change, phobia, motivational issues, loss, grief, loneliness, sexual abuse just to mention a few. 

  • Volunteered for 2 years in Rape and Crisis center in Edinburgh from 2017-2019. 
  • Worked as a Mental Health Support worker for two years from 2019-2021. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

Contact me by email please or text message if that is easier as I am not always able to pick up the phone, or don't have the privacy to talk. 

Please include the main issue(s) briefly - what brought you to therapy and any information that you think it would be relevant/important. 

If I feel that I can work with you I will send you my contract. Once you read it and you agree with my terms and conditions we will both sign it. After I will offer you a starting date as soon as I can, normally in the same or in the following week. The length of therapy will depend on the issue and on your progression, we will review it time to time. 

Midlothian, Scotland, EH22

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Additional languages

Hungarian

Erika Martin
Erika Martin