Victoria Martin MBACP (Accredited Register)
The Benefits of Counselling:
Counselling is an act of great self-care. You can talk about whatever you wish to - you are in control. Whether you're feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, or find that you can't find relief from the pains and traumas of your past, counselling can help you to explore your concerns with someone who will give you 100% attention and who's 100% on your side.
You might tend to believe that you ought to be able to deal with your difficulties by yourself. But you're probably finding that turning your worries over and over in your mind isn't solving anything; it might even be making you feel worse!
You probably already have people you can talk to, such as family or friends. But sometimes you need to talk to someone who isn't involved in your life, someone who won't judge you or the situation, but who will listen with empathy and compassion, someone who has the training and expertise to help you find your way forward.
Counselling can help you make the change you need, as you learn to view yourself as the most important judge of you, your life and your place in the world.
And it can help you move towards better relationships with others.
The Benefits of Online Counselling:
- Research shows similar effectiveness between online and face-to-face counselling, and many people find online counselling suits them better
- No travel costs - you decide where you access counselling from
- Counselling can feel scary, and some people find that they feel more at ease with online counselling - you have the option to work with text only, or audio only
- For email counselling, you choose when to write and can reflect on what you want to say and on my replies, whenever you wish. And, if you wish to, you can choose to remain anonymous.
Talking through your concerns in an accepting and non-judgemental online setting can be a great relief, as you share the pain, hopes and fears that you have been carrying. Whatever has happened in your life, you can explore what it means to you in a compassionate, accepting online space.
Convenient online booking.
Quick & secure online payment.
Free 30 minute Introduction Session. Subsequent sessions £50.00
Book online now at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a First Class BA Honours Degree in Philosophy, an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Certificate of Highter Education in Psychology, with further training in CBT, Transactional Analysis, Strategic Intervention, Relationship Counselling, Health and Nutrition, Hypnosis, NLP and EFT. While I originally qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor, over the years I have continued to develop myself both personally and professionally, gaining knowledge and experience, and, like all experienced counsellors, my own unique counselling "style".
I am a Registered Member of the BACP, which means that you can be assured my counselling training and qualifications have met the professional standards of the largest professional organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK and you have the security of knowing that I'm bound by their code of ethics and conduct (go to www.bacp.co.uk).
I came into counselling from a teaching background and my first counselling role, beginning in 2010, was for the top FE college in Lincolnshire, working with at risk children in school and home settings. I also spent a year volunteering as a counsellor for the Northamptonshire Youth Advisory Service, where I gained further experience of working with young people. I also worked for two years as a Volunteer Counsellor for the mental health charity, Mind, working with adults. I relocated to Llandudno and set up in Private Practice in February 2014.
Since May 2016 I have also worked as a part-time as a Schools Counsellor. I'm a member of the BACP's. Children and Young People division, which keeps me up to date with all the latest developments in the theory and practice of counselling young people, and am one of a rare breed of private counsellors who work with Young People (aged 11+), so that parents who don't want their child to sit on a waiting list can get help when it's needed right away. I have up to date Safeguarding training and a current DBS certificate (parents can verify this with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) by applying online - you just need the certificate number and my date of birth, which I'll provide on request).
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Couples: Improve communication, forgive the past and rescue your relationship.
- Weight Loss: Uncover and eliminate the psychological and emotional reasons why you struggle to lose those unwanted pounds.
- Fertility: Before you spend thousands of pounds on fertility treatments, make sure you have eliminated any and all emotional or psychological blocks, which could be what's preventing you from becoming pregnant naturally.
- PTSD, using Advanced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), an approached being used widely and with proven success, for example, by the US military for the treatment of veterans with symptoms of PTSD.
- Pain management, using Advanced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), often described as "acupuncture without the needles".
- Phobias, for example, fear of flying, fear of spiders, fear of giving birth, etc.
To find out more, book your free 30 minute Introduction Session now at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/avilability
FREE 30 minute Introduction Session
To book now, go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability
£50 session rate (video, audio and live chat - face-to-face counselling not currently available)
£25 email counselling (10% off when you book six sessions)
Reduced session rates for block bookings (when paid in advance):
10% off 4 sessions - £180
15% off 6 sessions - £255
20% off 8 sessions - £320
To find out more about fees and payment options, please go to www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/fees.
I am fully covered by all the relevant professional and public liability insurances, I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, as required by the Data Protection Act 1988 (go to www.ico.org.uk) and I have a current DBS Certificate. In accordance with the BACP Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework, I attend monthly supervision sessions with a BACP accredited clinical supervisor.