Martina Lukacova-Vaughan

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Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47
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About me


You have just made the first and most difficult step . Reaching out 
being open to probably much needed support, to which , majority of us at some point in our lives most definitely do.
My role in counselling process is to create warm, confidential and most importantly safe space where without judgement we can explore thoughts or difficulties in any area of you life that you wish to change or improve.

I am trained as integrative humanistic counsellor, which enables me to tailor my counselling approach so it meets individual clients needs. I believe in self fulfilment and contentment, which can be achieved if we have the time and space to do so.
My approach as counselling therapist is professional yet warm . I have many years of experience 
 as humanistic counsellor,, counselling adolescents 
in school settings as well as working with adults on family relationships or personal related issues including anxieties , depression, low self esteem and postnatal depression.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling skills
Diploma in Counselling ( BACP accredited)
Advanced Diploma in Integrated Humanistic Counselling (BACP accredited)
BA ( Hons.) in Counselling

Further certificates of attendance and workshops

Child protection level 1 & 2
Working creatively with young people
Anti bullying strategies
Brief Therapy
Family Constellations
Attachment Theory
NLP techniques
Introduction to Cognitive Therapy
Use of meditation and body works
Working with Dreams Transpersonal Perspective
Rape and Sexual Abuse Issues
A therapeutic Approach to Suicide
Postnatal Depression

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Postnatal depression
Working with adolescents


£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Face to Face counselling:

First - Initial assessment / meet £30 ( 20-30min)

£55 per individual session ( Day time)

£60 per individual session (Evening- after 6pm or weekend) 

Online video-link counselling :
First initial video-link session/ meet £20 ( 20-30 minutes)

Individual sessions there after :

£40 - 40 minutes session

£45- 50 minutes session 

Telephone counselling:

£30- 40 min session

£40- 50 min session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day time and evenings appointments available, 

Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Martina Lukacova-Vaughan
Martina Lukacova-Vaughan