Susan Martin

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1
07853 659855 07853 659855 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a compassionate, friendly therapist, offering professional, evidence-based therapy, with over 20 years experience in the field of mental health. As a fully accredited psychotherapist, I provide Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focussed therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I am experienced in working with a whole range of problems and conditions, from phobia's to trauma, to OCD and depression, to name but a few. Whether you are feeling down, anxious or stressed, I can recommend a therapy that is proven to be effective. Many of the treatments I offer are supported by NICE guidelines:

I am fully accredited with the BABCP and a member of EMDR UK & Ireland. In addition, with my background in nursing, I also maintain my registration with the NMC. This ensures that I maintain the highest standards of practice, ethics and training, so that you can be confident of receiving the best quality service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Parts 1-4 EMDR, EMDR Europe Accredited Training, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust.

PG Diploma CBT for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, University of Southampton

DBT: Up to Speed, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

BSc Mental Health, University of the West of England

Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health), University of Southampton

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health Anxiety

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness


£70 for a 60 minute session.

£90 for a 90 minute session.

Further information

My office is in a discreet and convenient town centre location in Bournemouth.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I currently have availability for weekday and evening appointments.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I have completed CBT supervisor training with the University of Southampton and can provide quality and individual or group supervision. 

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Susan Martin

Susan Martin