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Counselling/therapy in-person & online adults & young people

About me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and counsellor and if you have anxiety or are feeling stressed-out or depressed, I can help. Perhaps you are struggling at work, college or university, or you wonder why you are overthinking, having panic attacks or relationship issues – talking with me about things in a safe, confidential place, where you won't be judged, might help.

My name is Martin and I have worked with adults and young people, university students, council workers, people living with HIV and others experiencing anxiety, relationship issues, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss and concerns about anger management.

I can also help with issues around mental health and sport including coping with pressure, retiring from sports and work/life balance.

I offer short-term and long-term counselling and therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham.)

BA (Hons.)

Post Graduate Certificate; Post Graduate Diploma, Integrative Psychotherapy (SPTI, Nottingham).

Registered Member UKCP, BACP

Counsellor Nottingham Trent University (for students)

Counsellor Base 51, Nottingham (for young people aged 12 to 25)

Counsellor Terrence Higgins Trust (people living with HIV)

Counsellor Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy (adults)

Counsellor Leicester County Council (staff)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individual sessions cost £40 and last for 50 minutes.

Other session times and rates for couples.

When I work

At your convenience.

Further information

I hold an enhanced DBS, working with adults and children and additional certificates in emergency first aid, Autism Awareness and Safeguarding Children in Education.

Nottingham, NG9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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