Millie Martin

Therapeutic Counsellor

Hello my name is Millie, an experienced and qualified therapeutic counsellor. I’m here to help you with emotional challenges you may be experiencing at the moment. I am open minded and it is important to me that you feel comfortable and relaxed enough to share your feelings with me. We can work together to explore what will help you feel better and move forward on your healing journey.

Millie Martin Therapist

My professional life has been centred around people and their wellbeing. My life experience, my Human Givens training, and my extensive work with diverse groups of people, informs my therapeutic approach. I have worked successfully with children, young people and adults from diverse backgrounds.
I use a Humanistic {person centred} therapeutic approach based on my Human Givens understanding. I will give you the space you need to start to understand your feelings and emotional difficulties.
Our therapeutic relationship can help you to discover your own, innate resources to stimulate the changes you want to make in your life, even if you’re not quite certain what those changes might be to start with – we can work that out together.

People come to counselling for many reasons and I welcome you whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, effects of trauma, relationship difficulties, addictions, low self-esteem, loss, stress, uncertainty, anger… whatever you are worried about.

Talking to family and friends can be useful, yet there can be times when some deeper therapeutic support can be more helpful. Being fully listened to, understood and accepted can form the beginnings of a significant impact on your life, allowing you to grow and be able to deal with life’s situations. The courage it takes to be open and vulnerable can be challenging but can also create clarity and happiness.

Human Givens Approach:

The Human Givens approach is a set of organising ideas that provides a holistic, scientific framework for understanding the way that individuals work. This framework encompasses the latest scientific understanding from neurobiology and psychology. At the core of Human Givens Psychotherapy is a highly empowering idea – that human beings have innate resources to help us meet our fundamental needs.

Humans come into the world with certain basic needs, such as the need for love, security, connection to others, control and self-esteem which arises from feeling competent in different areas of our lives. However, we also have innate resources, our own ‘internal guidance system’ to help us meet these needs. These resources include memory, imagination, problem solving abilities, self-awareness and the ability to form relationships with others. It is when emotional needs are not met, or when resources are not used correctly that we suffer distress.

Working within the Human Givens framework enables us to see where a person’s life is not working well. It focuses on helping clients to identify where emotional needs are not being met and empowers them to meet those needs by activating their own natural resources in new ways. Each session is tailor made for the client and uses a combination of highly effective psychological interventions, including brief solution focused therapy, relaxation and guided imagery. Human Givens also utilises a wide range of other techniques and suggests practical help where appropriate.

I am now practising in Chipping Sodbury

I can meet you face to face in my therapy room in Chipping Sodbury, your home [if in a 15 mile radius of Chipping Sodbury], online or on the telephone. We can also walk and talk if that less formal approach suits you better.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and am bound by the Human Givens code of Ethics. I am fully insured and am registered with the Professional Standard Agency. I am also a member of the Human Givens Institute and a Mental Health First Aider. I have a Data protection licence to hold confidential information. {i.e notes on our sessions}.

Fees

For Adults and Children
£65 for the first session and £60 per hour for subsequent sessions.
We can discuss different rates if you are on a low income. I want all to be able to access my service wherever possible.

Millie has an innate ability to understand different perspectives and points of view. She has helped me understand who I am and what I need. I feel so much better and have clearer focus on how to live my best life.
Feedback from previous client

Contact

If you would like to try a first session, or if you have any questions, please do contact me.
You can email me at
milliemartinhg@outlook.com
Alternatively, my number is
07808 164776 if you would like to call or text.
I’ll endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Booking:

What you can expect from a session?

The initial session includes an assessment of needs as well as therapeutic input and may last up to one hour 15 minutes. Each subsequent session will be 60 minute long.

No two individuals are the same, so sessions are client-led and tailor-made to the individual’s specific needs.

How many sessions will I need?

My aim is to help you to start feeling better, in as few sessions as possible. The number of sessions required will vary according to the complexity of the individual’s needs. However, most clients require between four and eight sessions and generally report some improvement after just one.

How often do the sessions take place?
This is flexible according to need and is usually negotiated after the first session. Some clients benefit from weekly sessions, whereas others may want to book fortnightly or even monthly. Clients are free to end the process at any stage. You do not have to agree to a fixed number of sessions, or to block book in advance.
Where do the sessions take place?

All sessions take place either at my practice in Wotton-Under-Edge, your home {if in a 15 mile radius of W-U-E}, on the telephone or remotely via Skype, Teams, or WhatsApp.

Cancellation Policy
  • If possible, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for rescheduling or cancelling sessions. This is to allow time for the appointment to be offered to someone else.
  • Cancellations can be made by phone, text or email.