Zoe Powell Martin

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LGBTQIA+ and University Counsellor, MSc, MBACP (Registered)
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Exeter EX6 & Cardiff CF10
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About me

Hello, I'm Zoe - it's a pleasure to meet you.

I am an experienced LGBTQIA+ and University Counsellor currently offering online counselling and psychotherapy. I provide a warm, safe and nurturing space to support you on your therapeutic journey. As a therapist, I am committed to ensure that your therapy sessions are co-constructed to meet your individual therapeutic needs. Benefitting from shared-decision making, a focus on therapeutic direction as well as empathy, support, compassion and attention, you can expect a uniquely inclusive and collaborative therapeutic experience.

I am able to offer general counselling and also specialised counselling i.e. University Counselling and LGBTQIA+ Counselling. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirmative, Trans healthcare informed,  trauma informed and neurodivergent inclusive counsellor.

I have experience working with a broad range of mental health issues e.g. anxiety and depression, long-term health care issues, and issues due to difficult life events or circumstances. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Abertay University between 2017 - 2019, gaining a Master's (MSc) with Distinction. 

I work 'pluralistically', which means that I hold multiple therapeutic perspectives and can integrate these within a therapeutic framework to meet your needs. It's important to me that the therapy offered is tailored to the person rather than the person having to adjust themselves to receive therapy. Different therapeutic approaches may include Humanistic approaches e.g. Person-centred Therapy, Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Multicultural Therapy and other relational therapies; Psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches including Mindfulness, DBT, and ACT, as well as creative approaches.

As a British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) accredited counsellor, I work within the ethical framework for counselling professionals to ensure good practice as well as competency working online. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £45 per session. There are also sessions available at a reduced cost if you are unable to pay the full amount - it's important to me that cost wouldn't stop anyone from seeking therapy. 

When I work

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Further information

The way I work: 

Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy has emerged as an integrative model, informed by current research evidence regarding what is helpful to clients. It is a framework that allows therapists and clients to work together to find the best way of addressing what is troubling them, using ideas and methods from both the therapy literature and client's life experience. The basic principle is that ''different people are helped by different processes and activities at different times, and that the best way of deciding on how therapy should proceed is to engage the client in a process of shared decision-making". 

I am a firm believer that clients are their own experts, and therefore, conversations are centred around understanding your therapeutic direction, i.e. what you would like to get out of counselling. Therapy is then structured within the pluralistic framework to identify your therapeutic goals (further direction), tasks and methods. Alongside the continual check-ins and feedback, this lays the groundwork to working through any problem. It's important to know that the goals, tasks and methods can be fluid and dynamic to meet your, potentially changing, therapeutic needs. 

Exeter, Devon, EX6

Cardiff University, School of Psychology, Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3AT

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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