Martin FirstbrookIntegrative psychotherapist
I offer a friendly, down to earth, research backed approach both online and face to face. I can provide counselling, psychotherapy and coaching, or a combination as determined by your unique needs.
I work with people who want a place to reflect and make sense of their current difficulties so that they can get back on track. Many of my clients are struggling with their life and work challenges for all sorts of reasons including anxiety, anger, panic attacks, feelings of isolation, childhood trauma, relationship and family difficulties, depression, eating disorders, bereavement, imposter syndrome and work related difficulties. Some of my clients also want to use the space as a way of exploring themselves, finding meaning in their lives, considering their career direction, wondering about their identity or issues of spirituality.
I am professional but down to earth. When you work with me, there will be times of serious reflection, but there will also times of laughter and lightness. My training is integrative, which allows me to adapt my approach to your unique needs. As a result, my approach may range from a cognitive approach, to a more imaginative and intuitive approach, depending on what the situation demands. Whatever method used, the intent will be to support the development of insight and enable you to move in the direction you need.
I am actively involved as a therapist and coach, I am not a blank screen who occasionally nods. There will be times where it is important for me to simply listen and to help you listen to yourself but I will also engage with you actively, including sharing ideas and thoughts that may support meaning making and understanding of your situation.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
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Training and qualifications
WPA private health recognised provider
Vitality Health recognised provider
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis, accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Certificate in Groupwork - Gestalt and Psychodynamic
Member of the British Psychological Society and BPS Special Group in Coaching
British Psychological Society, Qualified Specialist in Test Use
Accredited to use a range of psychometric tools including: Hogan Assessments HDS, HPI, MVPI; Talent Q Dimensions; Neo PI-R; MBTI; BeTalent Strengths, Values and Decision Making Style
Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme, accredited by the World Association of Business Coaches
18 years experience working in the City before retraining as a psychotherapist