My name is Martha and I offer Couple, individual, family and teenagers counselling. I am qualified to work with Psychosexual therapy and also Supervision. I am a fully qualified Relate trained counsellor. I work in the East Grinstead area. I have over 30 years of experience providing therapy for couples, individuals, families and teenagers. I am also qualified to work in Psychosexual therapy with particular expertise in sexual addiction. I have worked extensively with teenagers that experience problems relating to self-harm and anxiety issues. I am also able to provide therapeutic help to adults and teenagers (over the age of 12) on the autistic spectrum and Aspergers.
I also offer supervision to trainees and fully qualified counsellors and Psychosexual therapists.
Deciding to find some support with a problem is the first step towards change. My aim is to provide clients with a safe and supportive environment in which they can feel at ease to explore their life and any difficulties they are experiencing. Therapy is a journey in which participants make an agreement to work together by listening, experiencing feelings and exploring life encounters and how these aspects are affecting their quality of life. Only by taking on this journey can people find more positive ways of managing life and find happiness.
I am a member of (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and of (COSRT) College of Psychosexual Therapists. The training that I have undergone has been with Relate, University College London and The Family Institute. My experience of working with couples is extensive in all areas of relationship difficulties. These include communication difficulties and managing conflict / possible resentments that may create an atmosphere of emotional distance between partners. Managing the different stages of life in the relationship such as retirement, affairs and birth of children can be difficult for couples. Sometimes illnesses and long term health difficulties can create disruption in the couple and family relationship.
Couples and individuals that are in the autistic spectrum can find the different changes in a relationship very difficult to process and adjust. Therapy can help them to understand these behaviours and explore different modalities of managing them.
In my work with teenagers, I emphasise the exploration of their experiences of living in a society in which they find lots of stresses in their life. Although they may already have positive ways of coping they may feel stuck or not be able to deal with these challenges. This may be because of anxiety problems, family issues or personal difficulties. Therapy will help them to explore their emotional and mental processes and find alternative behaviour and understanding of their emotions.
Many individuals and couples experience difficulties in this area of their lives maybe because of past experiences, addictive behaviour or personal challenges. I work with a modality that is based on Cognitive behavioural therapy and the cycle of addiction.
I have experience of working as a therapist in many modalities as outlined above. This has given me the ability to understand the therapeutic endeavour through many lenses. I work in a systemic, psychodynamic, behavioural and person-centered approach. I am able to supervise individual practitioners and also provide group supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dr Clinical Psychology
- Member of the BACP
- Member of COSRT
- PGDip/MA in Couple and Individual Therapy. Relate/ University College London
- Dip in Psychosexual therapy. BASRT/Relate
- Post grad Dip in Systemic Practice with families and couples Birkbeck college UEL/Relate
- Cert Counselling young people. Youth Access
- Dip in Individual and Group supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
- CPD working with Sexual addiction
- CPD Couples and individuals in the autistic spectrum
- Enhanced DBS certificate
I adhere to the BACP and COSRT code of ethics and my work is supervised monthly. I continue my professional training and development by attending CPD courses on a regular basis.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for a 50-minute session for Couple, individual and family counselling.
£40 for a 45-minute session for 12 to 18 yrs
£60 for one-hour supervision face to face or skype after the first session and the same rate for Psychosexual Therapy.
I work in an easily accessible private practice in East Grinstead area. This enables me to provide a confidential and comfortable space for clients.
I offer Monday daytime and evening, Thursday evening and Friday daytime.
I offer short and long term therapy to clients, depending on their needs and requirements. In the first session, we will discuss together the focus of the sessions and plan future sessions depending on clients` availability.
Please feel free to contact me via my email address for appointments and subsequent telephone contact.
I also offer therapy sessions in Spanish .