Lynne Martin B.A.Hons. Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.Reg MBACP
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons, including emotional problems,loss, relationship or work related problems. Counselling is confidential, non-judgemental and totally accepting of the individual. It is a therapeutic process where client and Counsellor work together. As a trained counsellor I use theories on the causes of problems and methods that can be used to help. Together I work with a client developing alternative ways of looking at difficulties, new viewpoints and practical ways of trying alternatives. I know how difficult it can be to seek help it takes a lot of courage to make the decision to visit a counsellor. The clients who visit me find that talking about their situation, being aided to analyse it and developing strategies to deal with it empowers them.
Counselling sessions vary according to client's need, they can be just one or two sessions. Full realisation of what a client needs to do to change the issue that troubles them can happen in one session. Or a more difficult issue may take eight to ten sessions, everyone is different.
Why I became a counsellor...
I worked as an Independent Mental Health Advocate for 11 years in hospitals and the community. It was during that time that I felt there had to be a better way of helping people than medication. So many of my clients had no opportunity to talk about the problems and anxieties that were causing them to be ill. This is why I trained to become a Counsellor.
I have worked with clients aged 16 to 95 years, this has given me insight and experience of a diverse range of problems people encounter in life. I have worked with clients with learning difficulties, physical difficulties and clients with mental health problems.
I am experienced in working with Carers,members of the armed forces and young people.
I have worked extensively with young persons regarding issues of, self-harm, self-esteem and eating disorders.
I am very experienced in working with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am a Humanistic Counsellor I feel each individual has the capacity to heal emotionally through therapy, resolve issues that have held them back and change their life. I believe each individual is unique.
I am a warm, friendly, caring professional counsellor. I pride myself on creating a safe, confidential therapeutic working relationship. I work to BACP code of Ethics and am a member of BACP.
I also offer CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I believe mind and body are connected and that emotional pain and stress can lead to physical illness. I have studied the Japanese art of Reiki healing over a number of years with a Reiki Master becoming a Reiki Master myself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons,
- BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
- Diploma In Humanistic Counselling
- OCR Certificate in Counselling skills
- First Steps in Counselling skills
- Certificate of Higher Education
- Reiki Master
- NVQ Leadership And Management For Care Services
- PPA Foundation course for Pre-school Child certificate
- Pre-school child certificate
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £40.00 an hour.I believe everyone has the right to be enabled and empowered and because of this I often negotiate my fee for students or those on low incomes.
I am available for appointment in the week but also have some appointments in the evening and at weekends.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments weekdays and some evenings and Saturday morning.