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A warm welcome to my profile, I hope you find the right kind of help for the issues you are facing. My name is Martin and I'm experienced in working with a wide range of people and challenges. There's a little more about my counselling style below but I believe the process is more effective when empathy, intuition and insight are all available to the therapist.
Why choose Counselling?
Close friends partners and family can be so helpful but sometimes even they cannot give us what we really need. Counselling really works and at certain times in our life, we all need someone to provide a safe and supportive space for us to really connect with ourselves and find ways forward.
What can I help with?
It may be separation or loss that has brought us to this point. Perhaps you are suffering from depression, anxiety or Relationship issues. It could be more a vague sense of dissatisfaction and a desire for a greater sense of meaning that is the source of your discomfort. Whatever the issue, Counselling with a skilled Therapist can guide you through periods of difficulty and change towards a deeper understanding of yourself.
How do I work?
My style is Integrative, drawing on most traditions and focusing particularly on modern Jungian approaches and Psychosynthesis (which attempts to reconcile different aspects of ourselves, for example, our higher spiritual dimension with wounded aspects of our personalities) It’s also soulful which means seeing painful experiences, difficulties and suffering not just as things to get over but also as significant in forming character, wisdom and self-acceptance. It’s paradoxical but in order to really change we need to fully accept ourselves as we are! My approach is also informed by many years of practising mindfulness meditation.
I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds and value and respect difference and diversity. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I abide by their ethical framework.
What happens next?
If you would like to come and meet me to discuss whether counselling might help you or find a bit more out about me and the way I practice, you are very welcome. This meeting will last an hour and costs £50. it is an opportunity for you to experience how it might be to work with me and decide if this is right for you.
Please either call or text me on 07896123473 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I underwent a three year training in London at the Re-vision centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis and hold a diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling which is accredited by the BACP.
I worked for two years as a Counsellor for a low cost charity in London.
I undertake regular training as part of my commitment to professional and personal development.
I have 30 years of experience as a mindfulness and body work practitioner.
I have a degree in Public Administration and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Exeter - £50
Sessions last an hour
When I work
Monday and Wednesday in Bristol.
Tuesday and Thursday in Exeter.
Day and evening slots are available, other slots may be possible.