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About me and my therapy practice
Hi, I am Martin and I know life can be a testing and stressful experience particularly at these difficult times with Covid19 and the implications of the pandemic. At such times of heightened anxiety and uncertainty you may be asking an important question, one i asked myself many years ago. Can counselling help me?
Perhaps you are reading this today because you are struggling to work or face the world we currently find ourselves living in. Covid19 has brought so many unexpected challenges and you might be finding these very difficult to face alone.
Perhaps you might want a better relationship with your partner or children or want to relieve the pain of a bereavement, anxiety or depression. You might find yourself thinking “I could use some help with my anger”, “I’ve been feeling low like this for too long now, “I wish I could stop feeling anxious” or “Will I ever get over this?”.
There are many other questions you may also be asking yourself and if any of those I have mentioned seem to fit then the answer to your important question maybe yes.
I understand the thought of counselling may feel daunting but you are not alone. After experiencing the therapeutic relationship people often report feeling calmer and less stressed, that sleep has improved, that communication has improved and hence relationships are better. Some have learnt to say no, are kinder to themselves, have a better relationship with food and are laughing more often. This isn’t a guarantee but a rough guide of what we may be working towards together. It is a journey and one I would be happy to accompany you with.
I am a fully qualified BPC accredited psychodynamic counsellor/therapist offering individual therapy to adults. I am able to offer quick access to time-limited or long-term, open-ended counselling. I am currently working online using video on Zoom as well as by telephone.
My first session
A first session can be a very anxiety provoking experience with many uncertainties and unknown details. The session will be an assessment of 50 minutes during which we can meet each other and begin to think about what may bring you to counselling. I will outline my approach, speak to the practical parts of counselling and ask some questions to help us begin. If you have any questions we will address these and start to think about open-ended therapy and meeting regularly. My fee for the assessment is £60.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited