Poppy Martin MNCS (ACC)

Poppy Martin MNCS (ACC)


07850 375195

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07850 375195

About me

Hi, my name is Poppy and I am a counsellor working in Southend (Essex).

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). This means that I agree and abide by the code of ethics established by them, which can be found here; http://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/about/c...

Through personal experience I fully understand how challenging it can be to take the first steps into finding a counsellor. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I offer you a safe and welcoming environment in which we will work collaboratively to help you find ways to live your life in a more fulfilling, happy way. Counselling will give you the opportunity to explore and understand past and present issues.

We will be within a professional, confidential and non judgemental environment. Allowing you the time, space and support to make positive changes.

I work in an integrative way, meaning I will use a variety of skills and techniques to aid us in moving forward. I combine techniques from the following approaches to counselling;

  • CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Humanistic
  • TA (transactional analysis)

When working with young children I also use play therapy (such as toys, arts and crafts, games)  to aid the child in expressing themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the following courses:

  • AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 6 week short course in Counselling Children and Young People
  • 1 day workshop on OCD
  • 1 day workshop on Mindfulness
  • 1 day workshop on Self Harm
  • 1 day workshop on Living With a Narcissist
  • 1 day workshop on PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • 2 day course on Psychological Trauma with Southend Mind.
  • 1 day workshop on animal assisted therapy

I have also been a volunteer counsellor for Place2Be, a charity organisation whom provide counselling within primary and secondary schools. Through Place2Be I completed the following workshops:

  • Making endings with children
  • Attachment theory and self awareness in the counsellor
  • Working with children with SEN (special educational needs)

I currently work for a charity called Open Door. I work with young people (ages 5-25) mainly within a school environment. Through my work with Open Door I complete yearly Safeguarding training.

I have a full (and current) DBS, available to see upon request.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


A 50 minute one to one counselling sessions costs £40.

I offer a reduced fee for those studying counselling and seeking personal therapy as a course requirement.

Maps & Directions

Southend-on-Sea, SS1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday 9:00-21:00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults