Registered Member BACP, Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision, Dip Hypno-psychotherapy
Dip Couns, Member BACP
Martine is a qualified and highly skilled and experienced counsellor, clinical supervisor and hypno-psychotherapist. She has over 9 years supervised clinical experience in working with adults, children and young people in the voluntary, public and private sector including schools, colleges and universities.
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), Martine works within their guidelines and ethical framework. She also holds a current enhanced DBS disclosure.
Although Martine’s core therapy is rooted in the person-centered approach, she is an integrated therapist and works with different theoretical approaches, media, interventions and techniques. Therapy is tailor made towards each person’s unique and individual needs in order to achieve long-term sustainable change for positive futures and ultimate health and well being. A range of talking therapies and creative/play therapies are used to work with children, with sessions are tailored towards the child’s or young person’s age and interests.
Martine believes in the holistic approach to health and the healing of the mind, body and spirit, so that we are able to develop to our full potential by learning coping strategies for growth and development with the inner resources each of us have. She is extremely passionate about her work and believes that every child and young person has the right to ‘a voice’ and ‘freedom of choice’.
Experienced in working with a wide range of issues that children and Young People bring to counselling and the difficulties they face, Martine’s mission is to break the silence and stigma attached to mental health and to safeguard all children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Martine has worked with children, young people and adults with all levels of mental health difficulties:
- Mild, moderate, severe and even in crisis with suicidal intentions/ thoughts
- Panic attacks
- Self injury
Working with clients who are suffering from:
- Low confidence and self esteem
- Domestic abuse
- Alcohol/substance dependency
- Peer pressure
- Difficult relationships and school/ college/ university pressures
Martine also works with children and young people, through therapy, to help educate and raise awareness on their safety with regards to grooming and exploitation through social media.
With a proven track record and solid evidence, using monitoring and evaluation of her work to measure outcomes, and testimonials and feedback, Martine can demonstrate that her work with these clients has made a significant, long term impact on their mental and physical health.
Offering a non- judgmental, empathic, caring and understanding approach, Martine provides clients with a safe, confidential and nurturing environment in which to explore their struggles and reach a solution to enable them to move forward in a way that is right for them.
For children under the age of 16 parental consent is required with the parent attending the first session with the child to complete any relevant paperwork and ask any questions you may have and meet Martine as she appreciates it is important to meet the person who will be working with your child.
Children and young people over 16 do not require parental consent and sessions are confidential unless a safeguarding issue should arise. In this case the parent/ guardian would be notified.
Appointments can be made out of school/ college/ university hours and Saturdays, if required, to avoid disruption of educational commitments.
Martine also offers Counselling for bereavement by suicide or sudden death
About Katie Woods
Katie is a qualified and compassionate counsellor, with experience of working with young people in a variety of settings such as school, college and youth centres.
Having experienced trauma first hand when she was 14 years old, Katie knows the importance of having the right help and support through the difficult times and so this is where Katie’s passion lies.
Katie understands that the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client is key and
tailors working together to each individual. To have someone who you are able to relate to is extremely valuable.
Katie also works creatively, using art therapy. This can be beneficial in allowing us to freely express our feelings when we don’t have the words to explain.
Art therapy is at the client’s choice and can be used for whole or part sessions. This can be discussed in more detail depending on client preference.
Katie is also trained in suicide first aid ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
Katie is also currently training to volunteer with NSPCC and Crisis Text Line which adds to her professional development and knowledge of current issues for young people and how to handle safeguarding issues to keep young people safe.
Katie is a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and works in accordance with the BACP Ethics and guidelines.
Katie works with clients who are 14 years old and above.
Normal fee is £45 per hourly session.