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Martyn Pars | Counsellor | MBACP reg MNCS accred

Cheltenham GL50 & Gloucester GL1
07434 664093 07434 664093 Registered / Accredited

About me

I believe that you have everything you need but sometimes you might need space to explore how you might go about it. Our relationship will be like no other. There will be no jargon but rather a felt experience of warmth, compassion, non-judgement and empathy felt between us. I believe that if we can achieve this in our sessions then you will have everything you need to live effectively with what you bring.

I have worked in a large corporate employee assistance programme (welfare service) offering counselling. During this time I worked with a range of clients from many backgrounds covering the majority of common mental health feelings such as anxiety, depression, stress and loss. I also have experience working with clients who present some complex needs in association with suicide ideation, abuse and trauma.

I have therapy rooms in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Both locations are discreet, are in reach of public transport and there is parking near by.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and accredited counsellor (MNCS accred) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing.

My training was through the Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. I have been working with clients for 3 years now.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Face to face fee: £50 per 50 minute session

Zoom fee: £42 per 50 minute session

Telephone fee: £42 per 50 minute session [I call you so you won't lose your minutes]

Concessions: I offer concessions to NHS staff (ID required), those on Furlough or those unemployed. I am a counsellor who will work with you should times be hard. Payment is important for my services but not at the expense of your wellbeing...call me and we will work something out.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

How we get started together:

  • Phone or email me: We would aim for a short 15 minute phone call (free of charge) where we can discuss what you seek, when you might wish to meet and how you might want to meet (phone, in person, Zoom)
  • I will send you some important information to read: this is normally via email
  • When we meet for the first time: I will go through some important information that underpins our therapeutic relationship. Then we are engaged in an ethical, professional therapeutic relationship. We would meet for 50 minutes on each occasion normally at the same time and location regularly

Essential Space
Alleyne Lodge
Knapp Road
GL50 3QH

Suite 16
Westgate House
Westgate Retail Park

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Very basic conversational British Sign Language learnt with those using BSL as first language


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Both my locations are accessible. Accessibility takes many forms so please do call me about your individual needs. I am passionate about accessibility in all its forms


I offer face to face, telephone and Zoom counselling. Call me to discuss your preferences

Types of client

Older adults
Martyn Pars | Counsellor | MBACP reg MNCS accred

Martyn Pars | Counsellor | MBACP reg MNCS accred