Martina Gaborova

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Couple, family and individual therapist, BA (Hons), PG Dip
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Doncaster DN4 & Rotherham S65
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About me

‘If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got’… 

In today's fast-paced world, our mental and emotional wellbeing can often be challenged, just like our physical health. You may find it difficult to manage personal or professional relationships due to anxiety, depression, isolation, or feeling overwhelmed by daily stresses. These issues can negatively impact your relationships or keep you up at night. Perhaps you experienced a traumatic event or a past event affecting your current emotional wellbeing. 

Relationship issues often also arise amid other difficulties, making it hard to understand why you can't resolve them alone. Concerns such as infidelity, trust, sex and intimacy, parenting styles, and balancing home, family, and professional life can lead to feelings of 'stuckness,' trapping you in negative communication cycles with little resolution. Whether you are considering the future of your relationship, struggling with a new reality after separation or divorce, or not currently in a relationship, counselling can provide valuable support and resolution, regardless of your relationship status or sexual orientation.

The path to improvement is not always straight, perfect, or even in the ‘right direction.’ Our paths are filled with missteps, lessons, and suffering. As human beings, we are complex, and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ therapy. If any of this resonates with you, I can provide new perspectives and the tools needed to make sense of your feelings and create positive change in your life. 

As a therapist, I see the benefits of therapy every day. I provide a safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental space where you can explore challenging thoughts, difficult emotions, or troubling behaviours while considering different perspectives and alternative strategies to help you get back on track. I offer a therapeutic relationship where you can try new things, make your own choices, and come away feeling better.

I have experience working with children, young people, and adults dealing with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, self-harm, trauma, abuse, PTSD, grief, and bereavement. I offer face-to-face and online therapy for adults, children, and young people.

As a student counsellor in an MA Relationship Studies programme, I also offer reduced rates for face-to-face therapy sessions for couples and families facing relationship struggles or experiencing various emotional or personal difficulties.

Sessions are available during the day and evenings. Each session lasts an hour, and we will agree on the number of sessions. Therapy can be short-term and solution-focused to address a specific issue or longer-term to tackle unresolved issues from the past.

I understand that some may feel nervous about what to expect. Asking for help and choosing the right counsellor can feel daunting. If you have any initial questions before arranging an appointment or would like to discuss how I might help, please contact me for a free informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working with children and young people at a local school trust and with various third-sector organisations and charities.

My practice is underpinned by Systemic and Family Therapy, and I adapt our work to fit your individual needs. This may include approaches from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, Transactional Analysis, and Attachment Theory.

I am committed to ongoing professional development. I am completing my MA in Relationship Studies and becoming a Certified Complex Trauma Practitioner. For the past 20 months, I have served as the Counselling and Therapy Lead at Nottinghamshire Mind, overseeing a counselling service for adult clients with various mental health issues.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), a member of the AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice), and a student member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists). I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and professional and public liability insurance.

Qualifications:
Certified Complex Trauma Practitioner Course (2022-present) - Complex Trauma Institute, York

PG Dip in Counselling Children and Young People (2022) - Lindum College, Lincoln

MA Contemporary Relationship Studies (2022 – present) - Doncaster College and University Centre, Doncaster

BA (Hons) Contemporary Relational Counselling, 1st Class Honours (2018 – 2021) - Doncaster College and University Centre, Doncaster

Member organisations

BACP
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

Fees

£40.00 - £50.00

Additional information

£50 per hour session for individuals, adults, children, or young people.

£40 per hour couple therapy session (reduced due to being a student in training)

When I work

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Tickhill Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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Martina Gaborova
Martina Gaborova