I am an experienced, trauma-sensitive psychotherapist working in central Cambridge. My practice is based in CB1 where I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy. I have done specific specialist training with regard to working with childhood trauma, and the symptoms associated with it, such as complex PTSD.
Some of the issues I can help with:-
- relationship and family issues
- spiritual crisis
How I work and what to expect
I offer a safe and confidential, non-judgmental space where you can talk openly about your current personal circumstances and past experiences. You will be able to talk about what is troubling you, and together we will work to bring about understanding. Talking therapy can help to make sense of difficulties such as loss, anxiety, depression and health issues.
I have experience working with a wide-range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, trauma & complex PTSD, addiction, codependency, self-harm, and childhood loss, abuse and neglect.
I work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I have a deep interest in and have studied trauma theory, relational neuroscience and attachment theory. I also have a particular interest in attending to dreams and imagery as part of the therapeutic process. I pay particular attention to the 'parts' of the self (based on the work of Richard Schwarz' Internal Family Systems).
Where I work
My practice is based in central Cambridge and is easily accessible from the train station and the centre of town, a 12 minute walk from Cambridge train station or 5 minute walk from Mill Road or Hills Road. I am also offering sessions via zoom video conferencing.
Arranging a session
If you would like to arrange an initial session, ask some questions or find out more then please contact me by phone or email. My website www.louise-martin.co.uk also provides further information
If you would find it useful, you can arrange to call me for a conversation to discuss how I might be able to help you. All discussions will be treated as strictly confidential.
Types of sessions
- Face to face
- Zoom or skype
Training, qualifications & experience
- I qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a PGDip at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust.
- I have qualified with a Postgraduate Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy from the Craniosacral Therapy and Educational Trust
- I have done further training in Internal Family Systems (IFS), the work of Richard Schwarz
- I have done two years' further training in Jungian-oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy
- I have done a year's further training in Identity-Oriented Psychotrauma Therapy, based on the work of Professor Franz Ruppert. Trauma constellation theory is based on a specific understanding of trauma and psychological splitting as a means of surviving traumatic experiences.
- Registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist. I have worked in private practice for ten years, and am based in Cambridge (CB1). I work with clients both long-term and short term, meeting once and twice weekly. I have worked with adults of all ages and backgrounds.
I have worked in a number of settings apart from private practice, including the City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Services (East London NHS Trust), Cambridge University Counselling Service, Mind and Whipps Cross University Hospital Bereavement Counselling Service.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees £52 for weekly or twice weekly 50 minute sessions.
Please contact me to arrange an initial session or enquire further.