M. Martin-Lebert (Adv/Higher Dip.CP, MNCS ACC,Dip.MHpsych, Bsc. Hons psy & Cri
As a Registered BACP integrative counsellor I don’t believe in ‘One size fits all’. Rather than struggle through difficult times on your own, don’t hesitate to call me. I provide the time, place, space, and pace for you to feel safe in a therapeutic environment. I will attempt to build our relationship on respect, openness, and trust, with a robust adherence to confidentiality.
Our first session is an attempt to build this therapeutic alliance as well as to discuss whether counselling will be right for you.
A Client Counselling experience: How counselling helped me?
"Counselling has enabled me to look at life differently and slowly develop my understanding about issues in my life relating to studies, work, home and family. It has allowed me to have space to explore my thoughts and feelings in area I have not been able to talk about before or may not have considered before. I am now starting to feel good about myself, more confident and have more belief in who I am as a person. I am able to use the sessions to work on developing certain areas in my life and take action rather than just worry. So far it has been a challenging yet eye-opening experience"
I am open to viewing everyone free of judgment and will take on board the perception they bring to the therapy. I offer Person Centred Therapy which provides an atmosphere of acceptance and respect so that you can have a deep understanding of your self and a good climate in which to achieve personal growth.
However, if during this therapeutic process you feel stuck, other interventions can be integrated such as CBT, psych-education and motivational interviewing. Whether it's through one or a combination of these processes, a way will be provided for you to see the light at the end of your journey. I strongly believe that everyone copes on a different level and as such we draw from a variety of skills, knowledge and experience to best suit your specific needs and provide the appropriate environment for building the therapeutic alliance by which you will progress towards recovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychology and Criminology Bsc. (Hons)
- Psychotherapeutic Counselling Adv/Higher Dip. (MNCS) (ACC)
- Introduction to Counselling (Level 6)
- Psychiatric and Mental Illness (Diploma)
- Mental Health Nursing background (working with a range of acute mental health problems, such as depression, suicide and self-harm, as well as facilitating clients who experience dementia coupled with other psychological problems in a therapeutic setting) and two and half years in a placement at Drug and Alcohol services.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
* For carers of people with dementia or other long term conditions.
* Issues related to ageing (pre/post retirement counselling and/or support with planning).
* Adjustment issues, such as with managing sudden changes.
- Understanding depression
- Understanding anxiety
- Working with Older people
Initial telephone consultation: Free
Assessment Session (one off fee): £55
Individual counselling: £50 per session.
I offers a sliding scale payment system. Please call directly to discuss your individual circumstances.
Short term and long term therapy offered
Short term = twelve weeks (12)
I have also worked closely with family members of elderly loved ones diagnosed with dementia who need psychological support to come to terms with their loved one's illness
My place of practice is easily accessible by bus, tube, train, and parking facilities can be easily found in the vicinity.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime: Wednesday: 09:00-19:00. Weekends: Every other Saturday. Flexible hours also available.
Types of client