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BA (Hons) Diploma in Counselling, MBACP (Accredited)

About me

Welcome to my profile page.

By finding this site it is likely that you have been experiencing a difficulty that you would like some help with. Perhaps struggling with your emotions, perhaps relationships you would like to improve, a recent loss, past difficulties and/or current ones you cannot seem to resolve however hard you try. Not knowing who to turn to or knowing anyone who will really listen and understand your situation can feel isolating and sometimes quite frightening.

Counselling is a process that will help you to express yourself as much as you want to about your problem(s) to a trained person in a safe, supportive and non-judge-mental environment.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been working in the caring professions for nearly 30 years and have seen how many different factors have impacted on people's lives causing various levels of stress, anxiety, depression and general feelings of helplessness. It has been a privilege working alongside people, helping them through difficult times both practically and emotionally.

As a person-centred and psychodynamic counsellor I offer both short and long term therapy.

I have a private practice based in the peaceful village of Eaton, one mile west of Cumnor and only four miles from both Oxford and Abingdon. The counselling room overlooks Eaton Heath and there is ample free parking within the property.

For further information please visit my website www.martinbulpittcounselling.com and/or contact me by phone or email. I would be pleased to chat with you and to arrange the next steps.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications.

  • MBACP (Accredited)
  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies/Sociology/Psychology.
  • Diploma In Integrative/Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Certificate In Counselling Skills.
  • CQSW. (London)

Experience.

I have worked in the caring professions as a Social Worker and separately as a Counsellor for nearly 30 years. My experience has taken place in the inner city as well as more rural areas covering both children and adults. I have worked with people from all backgrounds and cultures and across a range of issues requiring both practical and psychological interventions.

As well as working from my base in Cumnor I have recently worked in a GP practice providing a counselling service for registered patients. This being within the framework of the established Talking Space and NHS partnership.

I am currently registered as an affiliate counsellor with BUPA and two established Employment Assistance programmes.

Being accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy means that I have been assessed and endorsed as providing a high standard of counselling demonstrated over a required number of hours/years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • BUPA

Additional information

First Session.
Initial sessions cost £30 and last for 30 - 40 minutes. They are used to go through a working agreement and gain important but only relevant information.

On-going sessions.
I offer short and long term counselling depending on your situation. We can meet weekly or fortnightly depending on your preference and each session lasts for up to 50 minutes.

Ongoing sessions cost £50.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tues/Wed/Thurs - First session -9.30am /  Last session 7.00pm

Fri-First session- 9.30am / Last session-3.30pm

Further information

I hold a current/valid  Enhanced DBS certificate.

All my work complies with the GDPR requirements: My Information Commissioners Office reference number: ZB059838.

I have received two doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine, Pfizer booster and operate safely following government guidelines.

Please ring to discuss wheel chair accessibility.

Cumnor Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

Please ring to discuss wheel chair access. There is ample free parking within the property.