Mr Martyn Pars

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-00628

Location: Gloucester

I stand for a confidential, ethical and professional therapeutic experience with you at the centre. Being left fully heard and free of judgement by having someone pay you full attention can be liberating.

I am a qualified, accredited and registered therapeutic counsellor with experience in a corporate employee assistance programme and also long term intervention with clients across a range of common and complex mental health problems.

You might be looking to resolve an issue, live more fully or maybe you just want to be seen and heard…properly heard! There is something about a human connection that can go beyond words and it is something that is felt but not said.

If you are unsure of what to expect then here is a typical session with me:
We spend 50 minutes together and you decide what you want to bring to the session as I believe only you know how you truly feel. As you talk I might reflect back to you what I think I have heard by checking it with you, I might share or explore with you how I feel and try to understand why that might be. I will deeply listen to you and be fully available for you. Clearly, this is not a list because our confidential space will be unique to us and that moment in time that we share. I would hope our session might feel warm, compassionate, non-judgemental with an empathetic relationship being felt between us. I believe that if we can achieve this in our sessions then you might find your inner knowledge and true self.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    My qualification in therapeutic counselling was gained through the Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. I am am a registered Counsellor under the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) with my accreditation as a Counsellor through the National Counselling Society (MNCS accred). Both have placed me on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register.

    I have experience working in a large corporate employee assistance programme and also within the third sector. I run my own private practise.

    I have some very basic skills in British Sign Language and have completed a foundation certificate in this. This means I can do some basic everyday signs and a little compound work understanding more than I can sign. If you are unable to speak and purely sign I would struggle, however, if you could partially speak and sign I should be ok.
  • What I can help with
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • British Sign Language
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