Martin Dewberry MBACP, BA (Hons)
People consider seeing a therapist for a variety of reasons - perhaps you've reached a point in your life where you struggle to find meaning in your relationships or make sense of the world around you; perhaps work life is dominating your home life or vice versa, or perhaps life concerns, anxieties or grief are becoming too much to cope with, making daily life dysfunctional?
If you feel the need to share your experiences with more than just a friend or work colleague, then seeking a confidential and supportive therapeutic relationship may be the best way forward.
I'm Martin, and I am a degree-qualified counsellor (Integrative Relational Therapy) and Registered Member of the BACP. I have worked with a wide range of people from teenagers to older adults from various social, racial and economic backgrounds and draw from a variety of theoretical approaches to support my work, enabling me to support you in exploring your past, present or future concerns, whilst together unpicking some of the difficulties or issues you might be facing.
I work from home in a safe and secure environment, occasionally joined by my dog, Harry the Beagle. The presence of dogs in a therapeutic environment can have a calming or reassuring influence for some people, especially those who experience dogs as a beacon of safety and security.
If you’re looking for a calm and relaxed therapeutic space to explore your difficulties or struggles in life with an empathic, non-judgemental counsellor and would like to self-refer for an initial assessment session, we can discuss your individual needs about what you would like to gain from either short term or long term therapy.
For more information about me, therapy in general and my St Margarets counselling service, please visit:
St Margarets is a local area within the larger Richmond and Twickenham areas and my location is served well by local trains and buses from Hounslow, Isleworth, Chiswick, Hampton, Teddington and Putney, to name but a few.
Training, qualifications & experience
I discovered counselling as a second career after spending a number of years in the hospitality industry. Having lived through my own difficulties in life, these experiences led me to want to train and pursue a career as a counsellor and therapist myself. I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Relational Counselling from Middlesex University, as well as an AQA Counselling Skills Certificate and I am interested in further my education to PhD level in the future.
I am particularly interested in areas and issues with self-identity, sexual identity and addiction.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Please contact me for information about what your fees will be. Fees vary depending on the appointment time and I do offer concessionary rates for people on low income or student status.
I also work as a Specialist Mentor at a higher education facility with students with mental health difficulties. I do offer private mentoring for students that are struggling with academia - please contact me if you'd like to know more about what mentoring can help.
I have also worked voluntarily for a local council service offering counselling to employees through their Occupational Health Department and have had regular experience working within a local NHS setting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays: 10am - 9.30pm and Weekends: 10am - 2pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|