Martin Sugg

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MBACP (Dip Professional Therapeutic Counselling); Supervisor
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Chigwell, Essex, IG7
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About me

How I Work

Therapist and Supervisor

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile and for considering me as your therapist. I assure you that I will provide a comprehensive and inclusive therapeutic experience where you can feel secure to delve into any aspect of your life at your own comfortable pace.

I cover many areas of therapeutic distress and have built up huge experience and knowledge across many disciplines.  I work frequently with issues such as Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Depression, Relationship Issues, Addiction/Eating Disorders plus quite a few more.

I have expertise in addressing Existential themes such as Loss of Meaning, Isolation, and death and bereavement, which can manifest in various issues at any stage of life. My practice provides a warm and secure environment for clients to feel at ease. I am honoured to work with individuals of all ages, genders, and beliefs. Furthermore, I am dedicated to promoting emotional well-being in men and how it influences their interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships.

Please don't hesitate to ask if there are any other topics you would like to discuss. I have experience and knowledge in various areas, so feel free to enquire about any other interests you may have.

As a member of the BACP and a holder of a Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have acquired expertise in various approaches and techniques in counselling. My practice now encompasses relationship dynamics, mental health, and bereavement. I take immense pleasure in meeting individuals who muster the courage to seek help through counselling. I appreciate the bravery it takes to come to me for support, and I strive to provide the most exceptional therapeutic experience that an individual can have. My passion for counselling stems from my deep respect for people's desire to understand themselves better.

I work in private practice and am qualified in a variety of different approaches to therapy, including Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Existential.

My Approach
Whether you are new to counselling/therapy or returning after a break, rest assured that you will receive compassionate support from a friendly and accessible therapist. I will guide you through your concerns at a pace that suits you and only encourage you to confront your fears when you are prepared and capable.

I believe in taking a comprehensive approach to therapy, which involves being trained in various techniques. Personally, I tend to gravitate towards existential themes because I believe they underlie a wide range of life's problems, such as relationship and identity issues, addiction and isolation, as well as depression and grief. In addition to my private practice, I teach Level 3 and 4 Integrative counselling for the LSC.  I am a fully qualified Supervisor.  Previously I have worked in numerous areas of the addiction world including young people, families and individuals.

I  offer therapy services for individuals or couples. It is entirely up to the client to determine the approach we take during our sessions as we work together towards our shared objective.

Other Experience

I recently worked with Children, Young Persons and Families as a Practitioner who offers a support service to children and young adults up to age 21. My goal was to provide information, advice, and assistance to those who are living with or affected by drug or alcohol issues. I strive to offer lasting support to help individuals make positive changes in their lives.  I am concentrating all of passion into therapy now which is my first love.

As a Counselling Tutor at an Adult Education college, London School of Counselling, I teach Counselling Skills Levels 1-3 and Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4. I also supervise the level 4 groups in their second year of training.  Through this role, I have the opportunity to guide students who are embarking on their journey to becoming counsellors and therapists while also staying up-to-date with the latest ethics and laws in the counselling field. Witnessing the emergence of new therapists and contributing to their development is incredibly fulfilling for me.

As part of my services, I conduct brief courses on various topics such as Understanding Depression, Introduction to Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Mental Health Awareness, Understanding Addiction, Steps to Wellbeing, Understanding Self-harm, Introduction to Psychology, and more.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Lv 6); Active IQ Award in Education and Training; Substance Misuse: Mental Health Awareness; Drugs Awareness; Psychology, Safeguarding, Mindfulness, Grief and Loss; Existential Therapeutic Therapy.  Counselling Supervisor 

Courses attended:- Practitioner - Information Governance; 'How we live' Philosophy & Psychotherapy;  New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - Impact, , Through Neuroscience for Practitioners; On Death and Dying, Boundaries for Best Practice; Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults;  Prevent Training; Relational Approach to Resilience (Mental Health Forum); Mindfulness; Anxiety & Depression; Alcohol Awareness; Recovery Planning; Synthetic Cannabinoids; Child Protection Issues; Mental Health Awareness; Working With Personality Disorder. Boundaries for best practice,

Work and Awards:
I have worked for the NHS, CRI, Foundation 66 (Phoenix Futures), Drugsline and BlenheimCDP in Therapeutic roles since 2010 and continue to do so.  I have won awards for my work at the NHS, Foundation 66, BlenheimCDP and Drugsline. Haringey Practitioner outstanding achievement award

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also a lead tutor for level 4 counselling course meaning I arrange, plan and deliver qualification level therapeutic training to trainee counsellors including clinical supervision to support them while on placement

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

One-to-one sessions £60
Couples £90
Trainee Students £35
Telephone £60
Skype £60

When I work

Monday to Friday evening / weekends by arrangement. Please contact me to discuss mutually convenient times.

Further information

What I help with : Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, General counselling, Identity problems, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

I am also a Counselling Supervisor.  I offer a discounted rate for students.  I work with individuals and groups.  I have worked both in private practice and for charities as a therapist, tutor and supervisor.

Chigwell, Essex, IG7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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I have recently passed an NCPS in clinical supervision, including online and telephone work. The counselling Tutor delivered this

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