Martin RigbyMartin Rigby Counselling
I have been qualified since 2005 and I have counselled in a wide range of settings including charities, schools, a children’s centre and youth services. I am now self-employed and have been in private practice for four years. I am currently training to become a mindfulness teacher. I provide face-to-face, online and telephone counselling and I aim to make my counselling services accessible, affordable and available to all. I offer concessions for students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and people who are unwaged or on a low income.
My main counselling approach is Person Centered. I also use other therapeutic approaches including solution-focused brief therapy, NLP and mindfulness.
I can help with a wide range of issues including:
I also specialise in working with anxiety, depression, disability, domestic violence, men’s and women’s issues, long term health conditions
Training and Work Experience
Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling
MSC Counselling and Psychotherapy
5 years as a Samaritan volunteer supporting callers experiencing crisis.
10 years working on a young people’s helpline offering information, advice and emotional support to children and young people on a wide range of issues including domestic abuse, disability, learning disabilities, education, family issues, homelessness, relationships, self-harm, sexuality,
8 years counselling at a Sure Start Children’s Centre providing a counselling service to adults and parents with young families.
Experience gained of counselling clients going through divorce, suffering abuse and domestic violence and relationship difficulties.
2 years working at a youth counselling service providing person-centred counselling to young people aged 11-25.
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