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Online Counselling Available - Martin Firstbrook BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP

Epsom KT17 & London EC2N 07932045742 07932045742 07932045742 07932045742

About me

Book an appointment online at www.psycheinthecity.com

I offer a friendly, down to earth, researched backed approach both online and face to face. I can provide counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching, or a combination as determined by your unique needs.

I work with people who want a place to reflect and make sense of their current difficulties so that they can get back on track.  Many of my clients are struggling with their life and work challenges for all sorts of reasons including anxiety, anger, panic attacks, feelings of isolation, childhood trauma, relationship and family difficulties, depression, eating disorders, bereavement, imposter syndrome and work related difficulties.  Some of my clients also want to use the space as a way of exploring themselves, finding meaning in their lives, considering their career direction, wondering about their identity or issues of spirituality.

I am professional but down to earth.  When you work with me, there will be times of serious reflection, but there will also times of laughter and lightness.  My training is integrative, which allows me to adapt my approach to your unique needs.  As a result, my approach may range from a cognitive approach, to a more imaginative and intuitive approach, depending on what the situation demands.  Whatever method used, the intent will be to support the development of insight and enable you to move in the direction you need.

I am actively involved as a therapist and coach, I am not a blank screen who occasionally nods..  There will be times where it is important for me to simply listen and to help you listen to yourself but I will also engage with you actively, including sharing ideas and thoughts that may support meaning making and understanding of your situation.

Next Steps

You can make a booking online at www.psycheinthecity.com or you can contact me via text, email or phone to make a general enquiry.  I sometimes have availability not shown through the online booking system so please get in touch if you don't see a suitable time.  Typically, the next step will be an initial consultation.  During that meeting we will discuss your situation and get to know each other a little before deciding on whether we will work together for a length of time and on what basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced, qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, from the Psychosynthesis Trust, in London. Psychosynthesis is an integrative style of therapy, meaning I can utilise a range of recognised disciplines to better assist you and your problems.

My training is fully accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).  I am a Registered Member of the BACP, adhering to their Ethical Framework, fully insured and in monthly supervision.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Group Work
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching
  • British Psychological Society, Qualified Specialist in Test Use
  • Accredited to use a range of psychometric tools including: Hogan Assessments HDS, HPI, MVPI; Talent Q Dimensions; Neo PI-R; MBTI; BeTalent Strengths, Values and Decision Making Style
  • Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme, accredited by the World Association of Business Coaches
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Member organisations


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Personally Funded

Initial Consultation - £40.  This is a 50 minute initial meeting to discuss your situation and get to know each other a little. For this session I charge a discounted rate of £40.

​Further sessions priced by location and time:

Online - £50-£60

Epsom - £50-60

City- £75-85

London Bridge - £65-75

Fees are reviewed each year on 1st April.

Private Health Funded

I am a recognised psychotherapist with WPA Healthcare and Vitality Health Insurance.  Fees covered under private health are charged to your insurer at £85/session, including initial consultation.


Warnford Court
29 Throgmorton Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Online Counselling Available - Martin Firstbrook BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP

Online Counselling Available - Martin Firstbrook BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP

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