I am a qualified Person Centred therapist practicing in Glasgow City Centre and online. I have spent the majority of career in the helping profession and the past 10 years in a variety of roles in health and social care. I have previous experience as therapist within the voluntary sector and the NHS.
My work as a therapist is informed by both my academic training in Psychology and Psychotherapy as well as my own personal experiences of striving for good mental health. I try to combine my professional knowledge of what can help, with my own personal understanding of how challenging life's difficulties can often seem. My own experience of therapy has caused me to develop a life long interest in psychological wellbeing. I now work full time in Private Practice helping clients understand and meet their own needs.
What I can help with
I can help with many common issues such as depression, feelings of anxiety and overwhelm, low self esteem, or a lack of purpose or direction in your life. I can support you to talk about past events in your life that may have been traumatic or tough to move on from and that are still affecting you today. I am also interested in helping clients with relationship or family issues who might struggle to resolve conflicts or set boundaries with other people. But whatever you are dealing with I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and see if I can be of help.
Reach out to me
I know reaching out is hard and taking that first step to get in touch can feel pretty scary. I aim to offer a warm and welcoming service to all my clients and will try my best to put you at ease. In the first instance I am happy to have an informal chat with you over the phone to answer any questions or discuss how I might be able to help. If you aren’t comfortable talking on the phone you can send me a text or email and we can take it from there. My hope is that you will feel comfortable, accepted and supported in talking with me from our first meeting and beyond.
For more details about me or the work I do please visit my personal website: www.marymartin.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- University of Glasgow, MA Psychology 1:1
- University of Strathclyde, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- University of Strathclyde, Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Highly Sensitive People
Sessions are 50 minutes and my fee is £40 per session.
I offer the first session at a reduced fee of £20 to allow you to get to know me and decide if we could work well together.
During our first session I will not pressure you to speak about anything you do not want to share or ask intrusive questions. Throughout the therapy I am happy to work at your pace and to focus on what is most important to you.