Counselling With Martin
What is Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Counselling is a therapy that allows you to explore with your counsellor a wide range of emotional issues that may be causing you trouble in your life. Many of us go through events that shape us and some experiences encountered on your life’s journey may leave you troubled or lost . My aim is to provide you with a safe and confidential place where you can explore these issues and find your way back to becoming the person you were born to be.
I offer 1 to 1 counselling in private therapy rooms in Chester, Wrexham and Whitchurch. In some circumstances telephone counselling can be offered as well as online therapy. I am a full and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working according to their framework of ethics and guidelines. I aspire to the highest standard of practice and adhere to CPD (continuing personal development) by attending training courses, workshops, events and regular clinical supervision.
Common issues that psychotherapy can help overcome:-
Depression, Bereavement and other forms of loss, Family Problems Self Harm, Abuse (Sexual, physical or mental), past/ present, Divorce, Suicide thoughts, Anxiety and many other problems.
I specialise in issues relating to work, particularly stress, depression, anxiety and bullying.
I am a professional counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their Code of Ethics. I am based in North Wales, Chester and North Shropshire. I am available for appointments during week days and evenings.
It is important to develop in whatever areas of practice that can be brought to bear on clients' problems and I have been finding that people have been finding mindfulness to be very beneficial when dealing with anxiety, stress and depression. This can help to develop the strength that lies in acceptance, patience and being kind to yourself.
What happens in a session ?
In the first session we draw up a working agreement to define the boundaries, times of sessions, levels of confidentiality and anything else you wish to be included. After this you are free to use the time to explore what has brought you to counselling. Sessions are usually 50 minutes and the same time each week but this is only a guide. You may only have one session or as many as you feel you need. I usually do a review after every 4 which enables us both to see what progress is taking place and to ensure we are focused on your needs.