Christine Martin

Christine Martin


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07512899833

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX1
07512899833
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Availability weekdays

About me and my therapy practice

The way in which I like to work is by offering you listening, acceptance and support. I understand that it can feel very difficult to talk about your worries or difficulties to a stranger. I want to offer you a calm and steadying presence who values you and your story as a fellow human being, so that you feel that this is a time and space for you where I will be alongside you.

My approach is to work together as partners in our sessions, so that you feel respected and supported. I value each client’s experiences, thoughts and emotions as unique and valuable, and at the centre of our work. My aim is to bring a professional yet caring approach to our time together, in a safe and private space. 

Practice description

I use Transactional Analysis which uses observation of here and now conversations to improve communication and relationships and it is also a way of understanding personality. I work with Adults( those over 18 years of age) online, and in person. 

I  will invite you to begin to tell me about what is troubling you, and together we will build on this. I will ask questions and together we will reflect on your thoughts and feelings and this in turn will help to broaden and deepen your thoughts and feelings, and open up new perspectives. It may also be helpful for us to reflect on what happens between us in our sessions.  

I understand that you may have questions you would like to ask, ahead of making your choice of therapist, and I am happy for you to contact me.

My first session

In our first session we can talk about your expectations of counselling or therapy,  and any previous counselling or therapy you may have had.  We will talk about brings you here today, and how it is affecting you. It may be that you have thoughts about what you would like to be different for you, however it may be the case that you are unsure about this, and that is ok too. I will ask about any health conditions you may have, and take contact details, and we can talk about the frequency of meetings, if we decide to work together. I will provide a contract for us to look at which gives information such as cancellation information, and costs. Our fist session will be helpful for you to decide if you would like to work with me, and if I am the right person for you at this time. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling