Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP
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My practice is based in Cambridge CB1, offering longer-term once, twice and three times a week therapy. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can talk openly about your personal experiences and circumstances.
I'm a psychotherapist trained in many modalities over the course of 15 years of private practice: psychosynthesis counselling, Jungian psychodynamic psychotherapy, focusing, IFS therapy, and IoPT trauma-informed resonance facilitation. I have also trained as a bodyworker in the following modalities: reflexology, craniosacral therapy, breath work and embodied mindfulness. All of these influences have nurtured a deep curiosity about how our bodies and minds interact and how we can work through the body and mind to promote health on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I have a particular interest in attending to dreams and imagery as part of the therapeutic process as a way of accessing the unconscious.
I welcome accessing creative expression during the therapy session, such as writing, drawing, painting, and clay work, should it feel helpful. Jung said 'often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.'
Here are some of the issues I can help with:-
- depression, feelings of emptiness, loss of purpose
- complex PTSD
- low self esteem
- anger issues
- unresolved emotional issues
- pre- and perinatal difficulties, birth trauma
- codependency, addiction and compulsive behaviours
- repetitive patterns of thought and/or behaviour which may be causing you problems
- relationship issues
- work related issues
Where I work
My practice is based in central Cambridge, off Mill Road. I also hold sessions online sessions via zoom.
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
Types of sessions
- Face to face
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling validated by the University of East London, and accredited by the BACP.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy from the Craniosacral Therapy and Educational Trust, London
- Internal Family Systems (IFS) (Level 1)
- Somatic Trauma Constellation Therapy or IoPT (Identity-orientated Psychotrauma Therapy), based on the embodied resonance intention method of Franz Ruppert. This work has a specific and very useful understanding of psychological fragmentation and splitting as a means of surviving traumatic experiences and the process of how to reintegrate these split-off experiences.
- I have done two years' further training in Jungian-oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Experience I have worked in private practice for over 15 years, and am based in Cambridge (CB1). I work with clients both long-term and short term, meeting once, twice and three times 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Fees are £60 for once, twice or three times weekly 50 minute sessions.
Please contact me to arrange an initial session or enquire further.
When I work
I currently have some availability on Monday. Please enquire for further information.
I have a ground floor consulting room.