About me

Are you looking for someone to talk to? Perhaps someone to help share the weight of depression or anxiety and its crippling uncertainties. Maybe you feel like you don't know yourself or what you want, feel you have low self esteem, or your needs are being dictated by circumstances in your life. Perhaps relationships are where you want to focus and you need help being able to articulate where you stand. Maybe you just need someone outside of your usual support to listen to you and hear without judgement or input. Or you may feel you have no one you could talk to about your problems. Let me help.

I think we're all struggling at the moment with a level of anxiety, grief and trauma following the impact of Covid-19 on our lives, as well as uncertainty around our safety and the future. It's normal to want to battle on through, but it's also okay to reach out for support to help you get through this. It's okay to admit we're not okay right now. I can offer a space for you to explore everything you have been left feeling by this tumultuous time in a safe and private environment.


If it sounds like this type of therapy would be helpful to you, please reach out. I have worked with many clients over the years dealing with a multitude of presenting issues, from all backgrounds. I understand that taking the first step can be the most difficult part but I believe that every one of us is capable of reaching towards our goals.

I can offer face to face sessions as we return to "normal", but I am also open to online or telephone sessions for anyone who isn't quite ready or able to take the risk.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Iron Mill College in Exeter, where I achieved my Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

I am currently working for the NHS seeing clients in one-on-one short term humanistic counselling in Putney and have prior experience of long term low cost counselling for the charity Counselling for Social Change based in Cornwall.I have worked with clients from all backgrounds from ages 18+ dealing with a broad range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship Issues
  • Panic Attacks
  • Stress
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Addiction
  • Loneliness

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

All sessions are 50 minutes long.
Face-to-face sessions - £60

Zoom (video call) and telephone sessions available.

Please drop me an email to discuss

Availability

Available Monday-Saturday afternoon and evening slots available.

Further information

I understand that a lot of people are struggling due to social isolation or anxiety around what is happening. I know that some of us have developed coping mechanisms that they are no longer able to use, which has caused complications on top of any anxiety around this global pandemic.

If you feel able to, reach out with an email.

South Croydon
CR2

West Ealing
London
W5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Russell Martin

Russell Martin