Mr Martin Linton | Accredited Counsellor | Cwmbran | NCS

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Mr Martin Linton

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05648

Location: Cwmbran

Hello, I am a counsellor who works relationally from a broad spectrum of counselling theory and experiential practices within a systemic context.

My work assists both "individuals and couples".

My practice incorporates ideas from both traditional and post-modern approaches / ideas towards therapy, such as: Internal Family Systems (IFS) for individuals, Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO) for deeply effective work with couples, along with therapeutic experiential coaching techniques and more traditional methods such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Vipassana (Mindfulness stress reduction) - Compassion Focused (CF), Guided relaxation, Creative Imagery - these are used to re-program and calm human experiences and accessing the underlying innate wisdom.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    -- Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy / Practices. This is a focused Systemic Therapy for working with the "individual's" contexts - Endorsed by Dr Gabor Mate and Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. I have trained directly with the founder (Dr Schwartz), completed all required levels of the program.

    --Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO) Practices - Using IFS methods towards tracking patterns and creating ways to have Courageous Communication - the communication that matters. IFIO works with a focus for "couples".

    -- BSc Honours in Systemic Counselling incorporating Vipassana, Experiential (Mindfulness) for understanding the internal process'.
    -- Diploma in Systemic Counselling (Incorporating intra-psychic therapy along with Internal Family Systems - IFS practices).
    -- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) [constructivist], theories of Grief & Loss, also Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - strategic.
    -- CBT 3rd Wave studies with a focus on treating trauma (TF-CBT).
    -- Trauma "Rewind" Therapy Practitioner (Trained directly by Dr Muss, 2015), a very effective method to take the sting out of the emotional affect of trauma.
    -- EFT and EMDR workshops (effective treatments for stresses).
    -- Integrative Studies: Three Routes of Counselling (CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic).
    -- ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained + updated
    -- Treating Intrusive Thoughts and Critical Inner Voices workshop.
    -- Experiential practices including Vipassana (Mindfulness stress reductuion).
    -- Relationship Rescue workshop
    -- Conflict Resolution: Basic training for Private and Social Practice
    -- Experienced public counsellor at Mind (many years), where virtually all presenting contexts walk through the door.
    --I have worked with Doctor and Mental Hospital referrals (pre and post NHS sessions), also referrals from other counsellors.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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