Liz Martins MBACP (Accredited)
Are you finding it hard to get over something that's happened to you, or to someone close to you, recently or a long time ago? Perhaps it's affecting your relationships, your parenting or your work?
I'm a therapist who specialises in helping people after they've experienced difficult events. This could be something that felt overwhelming such as an assault, sudden bereavement or an accident, or it could be a situation that went on for some time, for example, neglectful parenting, sexual abuse, domestic violence, or bullying. The impact of the past might be felt in different ways including relationship issues, difficulties in trusting, depression or anxiety.
Sometimes people don't make the links between today's struggles and events from long ago.
My aim is to support you to bring healing where it is needed so that you are able to live your life with more internal freedom and choice.
In addition to working with individuals, I also offer relationship therapy to couples.
I have a wide range of qualifications, skills and experience that offers a unique mix to draw upon. This includes specialist training in a range of therapies, including Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR, as well as many years of work with people facing difficulties in their lives.
I am flexible about appointment times and the length of our work together - my aim is to provide what you need.
I am an Accredited Member of BACP and work to their ethics, meaning that my practice is responsible and accountable.
Do look at my webside to get a sense of who I am and how I work. If you feel that I could help you, please get in touch. A first appointment is offered at a reduced rate and is an opportunity for us to explore, with no obligation, how it would be to work together.
I also offer supervision, including online, so please contact me if you would like to discuss how I work as a supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling; Diploma in Supervision; Certificate of Qualification in Social Work; Certificate in Coaching and Development. Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist; Certified Advanced Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Accredited Europe EMDR Practitioner (a treatment for trauma recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence for use in the NHS). Also trained in trauma/family constellations; Somatic Trauma Therapy; Lifespan Integration; Brainspotting; Comprehensive Resource Model, Intimacy from the Inside Out. Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Therapeutic sessions - £60 per hour. First session £35.
Supervision - £60 per hour
Work with couples - £70 per hour (usually sessions are 75 or 90 minutes)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to individuals and groups, mainly from my practice room in Batheaston.