Victoria Martin MBACP MAAMET
3 Tabor Hill
The Great Orme
01492 440690 / 07846 484760
I am an AAMET Accredited Advanced EFT Practitioner and qualified, experienced BACP registered private counsellor and psychotherapist. I'm based on the Great Orme in Llandudno and have been in private practice, using EFT since February 2014. Please visit my website and book your free 30 minute introduction session, no strings attached.
A growing number of counsellors and psychotherapists, like me, are integrating EFT into our work with clients and finding that what can be achieved in just a few sessions is astonishing, compared to our experience of what might be achieved with regular talking therapies alone. One of the best things about EFT is how easy it is to teach clients how to use the technique to help themselves. The result is that clients find real and profound relief from their symptoms in just a few sessions, rarely needing long-term therapy, and leave therapy with the confidence that they have a very effective tool to help them deal with and manage their emotions and whatever life throws their way!
Often referred to as "Psychological Acupressure", EFT works by releasing blockages within the body's energy system. These blockages are the source of emotional pain, often resulting in symptoms which can be emotional and/or physical and include lack of confidence and self esteem, feeling stuck, anxious or depressed, or the emergence of compulsive and addictive behaviours. By releasing these blockages, clients find profound relief from symptoms like these. It is also widely accepted that emotional disharmony is a key factor in physical symptoms and dis-ease and for this reason EFT is being extensively used on physical issues, including chronic illness, often with astounding results. As such, EFT is being accepted more and more in medical and psychiatric circles.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began working in private practice in 2011, offering a general counselling service. Before that, I worked for two years in a counselling role at the top FE college in Lincolnshire, working with young people at risk. Previously, I had gained experience as a volunteer counsellor over a three year period for Mind in Corby and Kettering and at the Northants Youth Advisory Service.
I relocated to Llandudno and launched Looking-Glass Counselling in February 2014, and this is when I began incorporating EFT into my work with clients. I completed my training with Founding Master, Tania Prince, qualifying in April 2014.
I went on to become an AAMET Accredited Advanced EFT Practitioner in 2015. I am now on my way to achieving Practitioner status in Mindfulness Based Inner Repatterining, a powerful form of Energy Psychology therapy combining EFT and Mindfulness.
I have a First Class Bachelor Degree in Philosophy, an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Higher Education Certificate in Psychology. I am widely read on the subject of counselling theory and different approaches to psychotherapy, and have received further training in CBT, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness, and, more recently, I've trained in Strategic Intervention, working with Human Needs theory. I am currently training in RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy), to become a registered hypnotherapist.
I have a long-standing interest in esoteric ideas and in exploring alternative approaches to therapy. Over the years, I've found my own "counselling style" and I have amassed an eclectic set of therapeutic tools, and all of this has come to "flavour" the way I work.
Other available therapies
Couples Counselling, using a unique approach, which combines Gottman Couples Therapy with EFT.
Specialist weight loss coaching, using a unique approach which integrates psychology, nutrition, EFT and Hypnosis to help clients discover and overcome their personal blocks and barriers to weight loss.
£50 per session - Sessions are 90 minutes.
Reduced session rates when you prepay for a block of 4 or more sessions:
- 4 sessions £180 (£45 per session)
- 6 sessions £255 (£42.50 per session)
- 8 sessions £320 (£40 per session)
I am also a part-time schools counsellor, working with young people (11 and over).
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. View my live diary and book online at www.looking-glasscounselling.co.uk/availability