Laura Martin Reg BACP, MSc

Laura Martin Reg BACP, MSc

The Therapy Room
25 Oxford Road
Cambridge
Cambs
CB4 3PH

01223 315400

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The Therapy Room
25 Oxford Road
Cambridge
Cambs
CB4 3PH

01223 315400

About me

My name is Laura Martin. For more than a decade, I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings, including the Psychological Therapies department of a hospital, GP surgeries and a school. The diverse nature of this work has taught me that the counselling process can be very powerful in helping the individual to make greater sense of disturbing or painful thoughts and emotions. It aims to create containment and help the individual to find a clearer personal voice.

SETTING AND AVAILABILITY

The Therapy Room is a comfortable and confidential environment in which to seek support.  I offer counselling sessions between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.

APPROACH

The psychodynamic approach makes links between present problems and past experience with the aim of relieving pain and bringing about change. This work is exploratory rather than advice or solution based, focusing on whatever you choose to bring to each session.

Counselling is about working together with the issues and themes that emerge to create new perspectives and understanding.  Typically, those who make contact are experiencing grief, depression or anxiety that may have a range of causes. I can offer a safe space to contain feelings and situations that may feel too big to struggle with alone.

This work can be long-term or a set number of sessions depending on your needs and circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited and registered BACP counsellor.  I gained an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling from Birkbeck College (UCL) in 2006. This involved extensive training in the NHS for 5 years after qualification.  In 2012, I helped to set up a counselling service in an education setting and I am still part of this team.

My work at the Therapy Room is aimed at adults and adolescents.

My training covers working with clay, sandtrays and body psychotherapy. While I do not use these approaches in my adult work, they have deepened my knowledge of the relationship between mind and body, and helped my therapeutic work to develop.

My experience of working with a diverse range of individuals in various settings greatly enhances my private work at the Therapy Room.  I continue to learn from every aspect of my work and constantly strive to find new ways to make this learning available to my clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Sessions are charged at £50 for 50 minutes.  Cancellations will be charged also.

Appointments can be made through the receptionist at The Therapy Room via phone or e-mail.

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB4 3PH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Saturdays 9am - 1pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults