Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

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Therapist - Lancaster

Lancaster LA1
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I am a person-centred counsellor working in Lancaster offering face-to face sessions or secure online video or telephone counselling. It's important to me to offer you a genuine, down to earth and safe space where you will feel valued and respected as we build a strong and empathic therapeutic relationship. My sessions are non-directive which means you will be in control of what you bring to sessions and together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you. I aim to help you discover and build on your own inner strength and resilience, allowing you to take greater control of your life and feel more content, confident and able to respond to life's challenges.

You may be feeling sad, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed, going through a difficult transition or feeling lost and trying to make sense of chaos, loss or trauma. Coming to counselling is the first step towards change and I will work alongside you to discover how that might look for you and together we will work towards where you want to be.

Practice description

I have over 20 years experience in teaching, lecturing, mentoring and counselling. I deeply value and respect the diversity and ways of being that make us human. I work with both young people and adults and have a particular interest in issues around identity and sense of self.

I have significant experience in working with grief, loss and illness and currently volunteer at a local hospice. This is an area of counselling greatly close to my heart and I believe developing self-compassion and making meaning from loss can significantly help the grieving process.

I have spent many years working with those on the autistic spectrum and with neurodiversity and learning differences. I am trained at postgraduate level 7 as a person-centred therapist and I have also trained in solution focused brief therapy and person-centred expressive arts therapy (level one). I am a fully registered member with the BACP.

My first session

To get started please send me a message through the link above and I will get back to you to arrange an initial phone call or meeting. There is no obligation to proceed and it is important we spend time getting to know each other to see if we are a good fit. We will talk about what you would like to get out of counselling and what might work for you. You may be new to counselling or have experience of therapy from the past which we would discuss together. Should we decide to work together we will book in our first session. I offer open-ended counselling which means you can stop at any time. Sessions are generally weekly or bi-weekly and we review every 6 sessions to see how we are progressing.

We will regularly review what is working and adapt sessions according to your needs. Some people need just a few sessions while others may have long term counselling over several years. We will work together to find what will be right for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited