Poppy Martin MNCS (ACC)

Poppy Martin MNCS (ACC)

Tuppance House
Brickfield Farm Close

07850 375195

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Tuppance House
Brickfield Farm Close

07850 375195

About me

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

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)

I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I use play therapy (such as toys, arts and crafts, games) to aid the child in expressing themselves. I allow the child/adolescent the time and space to build trust and explore the difficulties they may be facing.

If you are considering counselling for your child and have any questions then please do not hesitate to give me a call/email. I am happy to help in any way I can.

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 £45.

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

Maps & Directions

Longfield, DA3 7PJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday - Friday 9:00-21:00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults