Martha Raybone

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Adv Dip in Counselling, young people and adult counsellor.
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Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Can I help you feel less alone with your problems?

I am a person centred counsellor who is warm, friendly and approachable. I aim to create a safe and confidential space with you in which we can work together to help you understand issues that may be troubling you. I work hard to ensure that you will feel heard and listened to and no longer feel alone with your problems and together we can help you move towards a more positive sense of well being and feeling that you can begin to live your life more fully

I provide a private, face to face counselling service at my home in a calm space in Ilfracombe for people within the North Devon area or I can provide a counselling service online for those that are too far away or cannot travel. 

I use talking therapy primarily but can offer creative interventions such as sandtray, photocards and drawing for those who struggle to find the right words.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with adults as well as having a specialism in child and adolescent counselling. I have managed and provided counselling at a local secondary school for the past 3 years where I worked effectively with many issues from anxiety, depression, eating disorders to ADHD and OCD's. Prior to becoming a counsellor I have had a long and varied career.  I am a qualified psychiatric nurse having specialised in working with the elderly and eating disorders. During my time nursing in London, I volunteered at a mental health helpline called SANEline. I also explored an interest in family therapy and I achieved a certificate in Family Systems Therapy. 

I moved to North Devon in 2001 and during my time here I have been involved with running a small business as well as developing my counselling skills. I have worked in a mediation agency as well as volunteering my services to a charity offering reduced price counselling to those who need it most. 

I qualified as an accredited integrative counsellor from Dartington College in Totnes. This means I work with many different theories, applying whichever technique I feel will work best for you. I predominantly feel that the most effective work within counselling is in the relationship between the client and therapist. This is an area I feel very comfortable and confident in. I really enjoy meeting and connecting with new people.

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Accredited register membership

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£35.00 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I will see under 18's and those in full time education for a reduced fee of £35 per hour and I do have a couple of concessionary rate spaces for those who find it hard to pay the full amount but are needing some support. 

My sessions are 60 minutes long. 

Further information

I believe I offer a counselling service with energy, enthusiasm and positivity which I channel into my work with clients, so that together we can work to explore and identify any psychological difficulty the client maybe living with and to help to aid self discovery, greater personal understanding and personal enlightenment. 

Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There are 15 external gradual steps down to my house from the roadside to where the counselling space is. Parking is free and not generally an issue.

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Martha Raybone
Martha Raybone