Christine Martin, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, St Albans

I am psychotherapist accredited with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and a senior counsellor accredited through the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Additionally, I am an accredited EMDR practitioner (EMDR Association UK and Ireland, and Europe). I also incorporate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Lifespan Integration and CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) into my work. As well as my private practice, I work as a therapist specialising in trauma for the NHS.

In a variety of settings, over recent years I have worked with people:

  • struggling to improve relations with their loved one(s)
  • trying to cope with the loss of a loved one
  • who have low self-esteem
  • who face the daily interaction with alcohol, drugs or unwanted compulsive behaviours
  • who feel depressed, alone or isolated,
  • who are too frequently anxious or panicky,
  • suffering from abusive relationships whether current or in the past
  • seeking to put a traumatic experience behind them and get on with their lives
  • feeling somehow disconnected from the world around them or different from the self they usually feel like
  • trying to make a life in a new country
  • and with many more challenges.

I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework and the practice guidelines of all the professional organisations of which I am a member. This includes having regular supervision with other experienced professional psychotherapists, and engaging in regular training and other professional development activities.