Ruth Martin MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced counsellor, helping people through times of stress and anxiety, depression, loss and relationship difficulties. I offer a confidential, supportive space for you to share your concerns and be listened to with acceptance and warmth as we work together towards the changes you want in your life.
If you need some support to deal with a painful experience, look at how you are in your relationships, or find a way of coping better, counselling may be helpful. Counselling can enable you to reach a clearer understanding about yourself and your life, improve your sense of self-worth and support you in becoming kinder towards yourself. I bring sensitivity and non-judgement to focus on you and your story.
I offer insights and support with warmth and compassion, drawing from my training, my experience as a counsellor and my own journey through pain and happiness. I grew up as a young carer, and I have worked in a variety of settings in business and in charities as well as being in private practice.
I work with a variety of counselling models and techniques, exploring what works for you, on both a long-term and short-term basis. I also have 25 years experience in mindfulness and I can offer this alongside counselling if you would like to try this - it can be especially effective in helping with depression, stress and anxiety (panic attacks or generalized anxiety disorder for example).
If you are interested and want to find out more, please contact me to arrange an initial telephone chat. It is really important that you find someone you feel comfortable with your counsellor, as the therapeutic relationship that develops is at the heart of your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling - ReVision, London
Mindfulness Teacher Training with University of Bangor
Listed on UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers
Southwark Carers - Counsellor
St Catherine's Hospice - Bereavement Counsellor
The Hoffman Process - Support Group Facilitator
BT - Employee Assistance Management Consultant
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - MBCT
£50 per 50 minute session
I work in Forest Row and East Grinstead.
I am a director of Mindful Consultancy Ltd.