Martyn Hone BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist in Bristol
To start counselling can be daunting, so this website will hopefully give you an idea of who I am; to enable you to decide whether you would like an introductory session to discover if we could work well together.
Who benefits from counselling?
There are many reasons for starting counselling/psychotherapy. When we feel that it is difficult to live life to the full because something gets in the way. We can feel confined by our background. Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression; feelings around loss, trauma, a break up of a relationship, anger issues or just worn down by everyday life and in need of rejuvenation.
I believe Counselling can bring into awareness other options that can allow us to be less fearful of becoming who we really are.
What suits you?
There are many ways that counselling can work. I am able to offer an array of counselling approaches in Bristol, either at The Practice Rooms in Clifton or Westbury-on-Trym, where ever suits you. Some clients like to be gently challenged; others have more of a need to be genuinely listened to and understood; while others might like to try creative ways of self–discovery. I practice an integrative form of counselling/psychotherapy, which means I can work from different perspectives based in Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and CBT methodology or a mixture of all; whatever feels right for you. For more of an explanation of what this all means just click here.
How long will it take?
You might feel that you would like to try out counselling for a short while, this usually can be around 6 sessions; or longer; we can assess as we go along. I have included some quotes from a couple of my clients to give you an idea of what they experienced when coming to see me as a counsellor/psychotherapist.
Who am I?
I am a BACP registered counsellor/psychotherapist based in Bristol. I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP), which means that my training has been to a high professional standard and I am bound by a code of conduct and ethics. You can find out more about these by Just CLICKING HERE and going to the BACP website.
My background is in documentary film making specialising in human stories. Before I started counselling training I gained a first class honours in psychology (BSc). I also provided emotional support to terminally ill patients for Marie Currie, co-facilitated CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) courses for Positive Step, part of the Government scheme increasing access to psychological therapies (IAPT). I then attained a Certificate and Professional Diploma in Counselling as well as completing a Transactional Analysis Course. In addition, for over six years I practised as a Counsellor at an addiction centre in Bristol and had on-going specialised training.
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session with a few concessionary sessions for students and people on benefits.
Where am I?
My practice is at the Practice Rooms in Clifton and Westbury-on-Trym Bristol, within easy reach of Montpelier, Redland, Bishopston, St. Andrews, Cotham, Henleaze and Southville.