Martin Clegg BSc (Hons) Psychology, registered member, MBACP
Advance Brighter Futures
3 Belmont Road
Thank you for visiting my page. If you need help with matters that are troubling you about the world around you, how you see yourself, your work or your relationships with other people, I offer a friendly, relaxed and welcoming working environment at my practices in Whitchurch and Wrexham.
My varied experience includes counselling in Primary Care with the NHS, where I have worked extensively with a wide range of issues, helping people to resolve emotional and psychological problems quickly and effectively.
I mainly work in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress and loss. I also commonly help people to deal with bullying and post traumatic stress. People often experience relationship issues and I work effectively with people to resolves these, whether as individuals or as couples.
But whatever the issues or problems are that challenge you, they are specific to you and the way I work with clients is to treat those matters with the realisation that their situation is unique to them. You will find yourself being treated confidentially, safely and with the fullest attention. What you share with me will always be treated with the strict confidentiality. I work my clients in a way that involves being as much as possible 'in their shoes', seeing themselves and their world from their own point of view.
How we would work together within sessions depends on what your specific issues are.
We will make an assessment of the situation together. Everything about what we will be doing together will be explained.
How many sessions will be needed? This depends on your situation and how much time is required before we reach a point where you, the client, are satisfied with what we have achieved. We would review your progress together periodically, the first time being part of the fourth session, if that has been reached. My clients are not asked to commit to a set number of sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Honours) Psychology
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Experience in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
Experience in Domestic Violence work
Experience of working with a wide range of mental conditions and illnesses
Experience of working with clients who self harm
ex Armed Forces
ex Emergency Services
I am a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and coach.
Trained in mindfulness.
I am currently studying for an MSc in Trauma Psychology.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I cover all of the areas that typically bring people to counselling, including anxiety, depression/low mood, stress, bereavement, bullying and relationship problems.
As of this year I am specializing in the area of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its related conditions, so I also work with people who may not be suffering from all of the symptoms.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£40 per session. £60 for couples. £25 for students and student counsellors.
I am able to offer reduced fees for clients in receipt of benefits.
I specialise in issues relating to work, particularly stress, depression, anxiety and bullying.
I am a professional counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their Code of Ethics. I am based in North Wales and North Shropshire. I am available for appointments during week days and some evenings.
It is important to develop in whatever areas of practice that can be brought to bear on clients' problems and I have been finding that people have been finding mindfulness to be very beneficial when dealing with anxiety, stress and depression. This can help to develop the strength that lies in acceptance, patience and being kind to yourself.
I also train counsellors and therapists in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Wrexham area.
It's been my privilege to work with many clients over the years who have brought their problems involving depression or low mood, anxiety, stress, addiction and bereavement to be worked on. I very much want to continue doing that, and in addition, I am particularly interested in treating clients who are suffering from the effects of trauma, whatever the cause of it might be. It doesn't matter if you think you have 'PTSD' or something else, or not. If an event or sequence of events has affected your life in a long term way, I would like to help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday, 9 to 8, also Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|