Martin Head IP Dip Couns Registered MBACP
The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
15-16 Castle St
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, I'm in my 50's and am 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.
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.
It may be separation or loss that has brought us to this point. Perhaps you are suffering from depression, anxiety or with 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.
My style is Integrative, drawing on most traditions and focussing 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. If you would like to come and meet me I will not charge for this session if you contact me about this offer beforehand
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 committment to professional and personal development.
I have nearly 20 years experience as a mindfulness practitioner and have led retreats and workshops since 2006.
I have a degree in Public Administration and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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Exeter £35 and Bristol £40
Sessions last an hour during the day and 50 minutes after 5pm
I have some concession places available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and wednesday in bristol. Tuesday and Thursday in Exeter. day and evening slots available other slots may be possible.
Types of client