Qualifications and about me
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), having trained on a BACP accredited course at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London. I qualified in 2002. My Postgraduate Diploma is validated by the University of East London.
I am also CBT ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) aware and have been trained in its tools and techniques.
Since then I have helped many individuals, from people in crisis to people who simply wanted to explore their potential as human beings.
In addition, I have thirty years' experience caring for people in a variety of settings from university to community to hospital and am a Clinical Supervisor in the NHS.
As a Registered Member of BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and subject to the Professional Conduct procedure therein.
"Whilst going through an unexpected difficult patch, I had the good fortune to be introduced to Martin who really took the time to listen and understand the challenges I was facing. As someone who was initially sceptical about counselling and found it difficult to open up about personal problems, Martin offered some extremely useful techniques to help cope with problem situations in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment over a defined period which helped me to get back on track. I would highly recommend Martin to anyone who is going through a difficult period in their life and wants some quality, constructive support." E.D.
"I found Martin a great listener who enabled me to open up and feel comfortable in doing so. His calm nature allowed for a relaxing environment where I was able to feel supported and discuss any issues." S.D
"I was desperate to find relief from anxiety/depression so the day I followed the recommendation to seek out Martin Kelly the slow process to find peace of mind began - in a nutshell he offered trust, insight and a way forward." J.Q.E