Louise Martin Registered MBACP
I believe we all have the ability to live in a way that works for us, not against us. Sometimes our ways of coping get us the opposite of what we need and this can result in anxiety, depression or feeling unable to function.
Person-Centred counselling is led by your needs, not what I think is right for you. This doesn't mean that you are left talking aimlessly or that I have no input. My role is to help you develop your self-awareness, see more clearly what you want to be different and understand yourself and others better.
It's amazing to see my clients grow and the impact therapy has on their confidence and sense of identity, their family and other relationships and their overall health.
I have specialist training and experience in supporting those with problematic alcohol and drug use. I have also worked extensively with carers and with issues such as facing change and loss, bereavement, self-harm and abuse.
For more information on what to expect and how to get the most from counselling, I recommend this article: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor-articles/getting-the-most-out-of-counselling
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I adhere to their Ethical Framework. http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 3 years experience as a qualified counsellor under the following certifications:
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate of Proficiency, 2015
- AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2014
- AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2012
I completed my AQA Diploma placement at South Lakeland Carers.
I was trained in Understanding and Working With Addictive Behaviours by Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS) in 2014 where I delivered therapeutic support as a volunteer before joining the staff team in April 2017.
I also work as a counsellor at SAFA (Self-Harm Awareness for All) in Cumbria.
As part of my commitment to Continuous Professional Development I undergo regular additional training which has included:
- Grief and loss
- Eating Disorders
- Suicide and Self-Harm Awareness
- Transactional Analysis
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Creative therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per session. The first session is 1 hour after which they are 50 minutes.
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Types of client