Poppy Martin | Accredited Counsellor | Southend - on - Sea | NCS

Poppy Martin

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01047

Location: Southend - on - Sea

Hi, my name is Poppy and I am a counsellor working in Southend (Essex).

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). This means that I agree and abide by the code of ethics established by them, which can be found here; http://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/about/c...

Through personal experience I fully understand how challenging it can be to take the first steps into finding a counsellor. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I offer you a safe and welcoming environment in which we will work collaboratively to help you find ways to live your life in a more fulfilling, happy way. Counselling will give you the opportunity to explore and understand past and present issues.

We will be within a professional, confidential and non judgemental environment. Allowing you the time, space and support to make positive changes.

I work in an integrative way, meaning I will use a variety of skills and techniques to aid us in moving forward. I combine techniques from the following approaches to counselling;

CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
TA (transactional analysis)
When working with young children I also use play therapy (such as toys, arts and crafts, games)  to aid the child in expressing themselves.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I have completed the following courses:

    AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills
    AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    6 week short course in Counselling Children and Young People
    1 day workshop on OCD
    1 day workshop on Mindfulness
    1 day workshop on Self Harm
    I have also been a volunteer counsellor for Place2Be, a charity organisation whom provide counselling within primary and secondary schools. Through Place2Be I completed the following workshops:

    Making endings with children
    Attachment theory and self awareness in the counsellor
    Working with children with SEN (special educational needs)
    I currently work for a charity called Open Door. I work with young people (ages 5-25) mainly within a school environment. Through my work with Open Door I complete yearly Safeguarding training.

    I have a full (and current) DBS, available to see upon request.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Young people and children
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