Martyn Pars | Counsellor | MBACP reg MNCS accred
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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
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