Mrs Christina Martin
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS20-01682
Location: West Sussex
*I am not accepting new clients at the moment, but will update this space when I am.
My approach to therapy is to help you as the client determine the goals for your treatment and the most effective ways to meet those goals. I do not push my agenda on you and I work at your pace. I partner with you to help you face the challenging areas in your life and walk with you through the healing process. I use a person-centered approach and other modalities depending on the client; there is no one-size-fits-all approach to your treatment. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths-based, and reality therapies are the modalities most utilized, depending on the client’s situation, needs, and preferences.
Growing in self-awareness helps to accomplish the goal of therapy: to assist you in building skills and strengths that will empower you to apply them to your everyday life. You will find me to be a down to earth, empathetic, and caring individual who is willing to walk with you on your journey of self-awareness, introspection, healing, and emotional growth.
I will provide the encouragement and support to help you learn, grow, and ultimately reach and maintain your goals. Building upon your unique strengths, I will also incorporate new skills and tools to help you communicate, problem solve, and manage day-to-day stressors more positively and effectively.
I have experience with, and enjoy, working with a wide variety of people including diversity in age, economic status, culture, and ethnicity. I enjoy making connections with people and exploring ways to go deeper emotionally to look at the root of an issue. I also believe it is important to do this emotional work with sensitivity but also with a sense of humor.
I am passionate about supporting individuals with new approaches and practical skills to improve relationships, reduce stress, decrease conflict, identify strengths, and create new and positive coping techniques.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI studied and trained in the United States. I have a masters degree in mental health counseling which includes 600 hours of clinical work while in graduate school, and 3500 hours working after graduation under direct, weekly supervision. I graduated in 2012 and have been practicing ever since. I complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education each year, in topics such as ethics, telehealth counseling, depression, anxiety, helping with suicidal thoughts, CBT techniques, ADHD, nutrition and mental health, LGBTQ+, etc.
- What I can help with
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Panic attacks
- Self-defeating behaviours