Ruth Martin Dip. Int. Couns. MBACP (Accred.) BAMBA
I am an experienced counsellor, here to help you with issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, loss and relationship difficulties. I offer a confidential, supportive space for you to share your concerns and to feel seen, heard and understood with acceptance and warmth.
If you need some support in building your resilience, dealing with a painful experience, looking at your relationships, or finding a way of coping better, counselling may be helpful.
I am also an experienced Mindfulness teacher and over many years I have developed an approach that combines mindfulness-based interventions with counselling if this is something you would like to try.
Counselling and Mindfulness together can be especially effective in helping with feeling sad, mild to moderate depression, stress and anxiety (panic attacks or generalized anxiety disorder for example), as we give a space to those wounds that need exploring and those that need healing, while practising self-compassion.
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 work with a variety of counselling models and techniques, exploring what works for you, on both a long-term and short-term basis. I have 25 years experience in mindfulness, and 12 years as a counsellor. I also run 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses either individually or (once Covid restrictions allow) for groups. Since 2017 I have also worked as a Mental Health Consultant for a multi-national company. I am currently in training as a facilitator on the Hoffman Process.
If you are interested in counselling and/or mindfulness and want to find out more, please contact me to arrange an initial 30 minutes telephone or Zoom chat.
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 (BAMBA)
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£60 per 50 minute session
I offer a few concessionary spaces - please enquire
I have a limited number of spaces for new clients available in April onwards, timing is flexible
I work in Forest Row and East Grinstead.
I am a director of Mindful Consultancy Ltd.