MARTIN OAKLEY

Psychotherapy & Counselling Services

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  • Hello & Welcome

  • My Professional Training

  • My Professional Training Development

  • My Belief

  • The Client Groups I support

  • 'New' for 2018

  • How I work with Clients

  • Clients Present Problems I Work With

  • Therapy Session Hours

  • FAQs

  • Client Testimonials

  • Therapy Locations

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'Hello & Welcome'

To My World of Psychotherapy & Counselling

I am fully qualified & experienced Therapist trained in Psychotherapy & Counselling, who works with Young Adults of 16 years old & above and Adults.

I am a fully Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling & Psychotherapy. 

I provide Clients with a confidential, safe environment for them to explore their problem and difficulty.  

 

My Professional Training

I trained at Wealden Psychology College Institute in Crowborough in October 2009 and qualified in October 2012 as an Integrative Humanistic Therapist. The training course was accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), of which I am a current Fully Registered Member.

The Psychotherapy & Counselling styles, techniques and approaches that I am trained include; 

Psychotherapy:  Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt

Psychology:        Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Development Attachment Theory

Counselling:       Person-Centred Therapy

Other:                  Creativity, Sand Tray, Images.  


This enables me to professionally 'Bespoke' the sessions by either using a blend or a specific the way of working depending on the Clients wants and needs, whilst exploring their problem.

I attend a variety of training workshops, experiential weekends and courses throughout the year.  This continued learning and exploring new areas of knowledge, styles and approaches within therapy and mental health furthers my Professional and Personal development, which I believe is an essential part of my life's journey.

 

My Professional Training Development

 

My Professional Training

Trauma & Recovery
Imagery & Dreamwork
Creativity in Therapy
Working with Stuckness & Resistance
Sexual Abuse
Drugs & Alcohol (Substance Misuse) Level 1,2,3
Working with Addiction
Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health & Substance Misuse)
Working with Suicidal Clients
Child & Young People Protection
Safeguarding Children & Young Adults
Working with Groups
Working with Teenagers
Domestic Abuse
Anxiety
Shame
The Power of Exploring Attachment within the Therapeutic Process
Working with Trauma
The Sand Tray in Counselling
Supporting Safe Change in Families Experiencing Domestic Abuse
Working with Suicide
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Working with Transference
Pre-Trial Therapy 'Survivors Network Training'
Introduction to Eating Disorders
National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) Practitioner Skills for The management of Obesity

My Training Development

Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Certificate in Trauma Counselling & Therapy

Certificate in TA101

CBT Therapy

Cruse Bereavement ABC Training

Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills

Mindfulness & Relaxation

Certificate in Couples Therapy (Tranctional Analysis Therapy)

Couples Counselling (Relational Therapy)

Pre-Trial Therapy, 'Survivors Network Training'

Other Professional Development

Workshop: Exploring Who am I?

Workshop: How Do I See Me & How Others See Me

Workshop: Mindfulness

Workshop: Male Sexuality

Weekend: Meditation & Spirituality 

Workshop: Basic Theory of Chinese Medicine (nature of life cycle)

Workshop: Authenticity & Self Autonomy

'Specialist Training' by the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED)

Over the course of this year in 2019, I will embarking on specialist training enabling me to work appropriately with people with Eating Disorders, which includes Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Obesity and Anorexia Nervosa.

How Does Therapy Help?

Therapy is about supporting Clients to explore, identify and potentially learn and understand the problem.

As an experienced Therapist, I provide the environment for Clients to explore what is happening in their world. 

I do appreciate entering into therapy is sometimes not an easy thing to do.  It does take personal courage and

commitment from the Client, as well as being in the right frame of mind to face their problem. 

Just having the opportunity to talk to someone, who really listens, can help make the difference for them, to look

at ways of enhancing their life. Clients I have worked with over the years, have experienced this in their own way.  

Sometimes challenging choices have been made to move their life forward, because they understand themselves

much better.  However, what is fundamentally needed to support this process is the ‘Therapeutic Relationship’, to

exist between the Client and the Therapist. To build trust within a boundaried safe environment without the Client

feeling judged or shamed by what they bring to therapy.

 

The Client Groups, I Help & Support

Supporting Individuals

One+One
Individuals
(Young Adults 16 years old+ & Adults)

To help and support individuals with their issue or problem. To explore what is going on for them. To allow them to learn and understand what is happening in their world.

Supporting Relationships

Two+One
Couples or Partners or Close Friends
(Young Adults 16 years old+ & Adults)

To help and support the relationships between. To explore what is happening within the relationship, to begin to learn and understand more about themselves and each other.

Supporting the Workplace

One+One
HR Organisations Individual Employees
(Young Adults 16 years old+ & Adults)

To help and support individuals referred by their HR Organisations, concerning their own mental health and welbeing within the workplace.

Supporting Individual in their own home

One+One 
Individuals 'HomeCare Therapy'
(Young Adults 16 years old & Adults)

To help & support individuals unable to leave their homes with theirr issue or problem. T o allow them to learn and understand what is happening in their worl

 

'New' for 2018

'Walking & Talking Therapy' and 'Friends Network Therapy'

'Walking & Talking Therapy'

Being interest myself in hill & mountain walking.  I appreciate how much being outdoors can be

very freeing therapeutically.

I have therefore decided this year to offer a 'Walk & Talk' programme for people who

want to explore their problem or simply talk, but not confined to a therapy room.  

I will base this 'Walk & Talk' project within East Sussex only (subject to location & time).  

Explore the possibilities places like;

Southdowns (Eastbourne / Seaford), Cuckmere River & Seven Sisters, Long Man of Wilmington, Friston Forest, Birling Gap & East Dean, Cuckoo Trail, Butt's Brow (Willingdon), Firle Beacon, Eastbourne Promenade & Holyhead, Afriston. 

If you are interested in this, please contact me to discuss this option further.

You will need your own walking shoes or boots, rucksack / Daybag, suitable outdoor clothing, 

some food snacks and a drink.

'Walk & Talk' sessions between minimum 1 hour to maximum 3 hours long

'Friends Network Therapy'

Do you have a 'close friendship' with someone you trust, who is also experiencing a similar emotional issue as you?  

Have you been their 'Rock' supporting them, when things get tough and they have done the same for you?

Want to engage in therapy but not sure about doing it on your own?

This new pilot concept, offers you both the opportunity to enagge in therapy together, to learn more about yourselves and each other regarding your issues. 

Freeing up our mind from everyday life

 

Working with Eating Disorder (2019)

I want to support you with your relationship with food, and to help you release the hidden suppressed emotions that want to be heard and acknowledged.

 

How I Work with Clients

'Bespoke' Sessions

As everyone is different, I work in a bespoke ‘Relational’ way with Clients using Psychotherapy & Counselling styles, approaches and techniques I am qualified in. I also incorporate my own style using creativity when applicable with Clients (To be Client led).  This includes using images, metaphors, dreams, two chair work, sandtray, moulding sand, objects and art.  I like to encourage Clients to explore their own creativity, as a way of connecting with themselves. The aim is for the Client to put a language to the emotion or body sensation, that allows them to express in a way which is meaningful for them. I also work with the hidden parts of a Client's process.  Also known as the 'Shadow' or 'blind spot' that is part of a Client's self-awareness, which is sometimes hidden from their view.  But when explored, can help Clients begin to see and then understand themselves from a slightly different perspective. Something that they can then connect with and learn from to uncover choices finding ways to potentially enhance their life.

 

To allow ourselves the permission to let 
go of our hidden emotional hurt.
To release the suppressed parts of ourselves 
that wants to be heard and acknowledged.

 

Client Presenting Problems I Work With

to Support Everyday People

GENERAL

Academic pressures, Anger, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement & Loss, Bullying, Career Change, Depression, Fear, Getting Old, Health issues, Insecurity, Lack of Confidence, Loneliness, Low Mood, Low Self-Esteem, Personal Therapy (for Trainee Counsellors), Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress,

Redundancy, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Recovering from Medical Treatment / Operation, Self-harm, Social issues, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Work Related issues

SELF & RELATIONSHIPS

Abuse, Adoption issues, Body Image, Carers Emotional Support, Child Related issues, Co-dependency, Cultural Identity issues, Diversity & Equality issues, Disability, Eating Issues & Disorders, Fostered Childhood, Gender issues, Self Identity, Infertility, Intimacy, Being a Parent, Relationships, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Weight & Dieting, Widowed (Bereaved)

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

Mental Health issues AND also a Substance Misuse issue (NOT an Addiction).

People who suffer with a general mental health issues (eg: anxiety, Bereavement & loss, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, stress) AND are struggling with a substance issue (NOT an Addiction) finding themselves either self-medication on prescription drugs or have a small drug habit or drinking more than they would have liked.

My dual diagnosis therapeutic experience initially came from working in the Prison Service (HMP) within a Substance Misuse Team linking in with the Mental Health Team & NHS Healthcare for over 8 years.

Trying to live an enhanced life without wearing a 'Label'

 

Therapy Session Locations 
(subject to availability)

Monday: Hastings or Pevensey Bay

Tuesday:  Hastings 

Wednesday:  Hastings 

Thursday:  Eastbourne or Pevensey Bay

Friday:  Pevensey Bay 

Saturday:  Eastbourne 

Sunday:  No sessions 

 

FAQs

Questions & Answers

 

My fees per session, working with Young Adults 16 years(+) and Adults:

Initial Consultation Assessment

£25 for 1 hour (one off)


'Generic' One+One Individual (Standard rate): 

£45 per 60 minute session

£65 per 90 minute session 

'Affordable' One+One Individual (Reduced rate)

£35 per 60 minute session for 6 consecutive weekly sessions. (Terms & conditions will apply)

Offering therapy support to Teenagers 16-19 years

Offering therapy support to Single Parents and Care Givers

One+One Training Student Counsellors:

£35 per 60 minute session

Based on Trainee Students currently engaging in accredited counselling training course

Two+One Couples or Partners or Friends (16 years old or above):

£50 per 60 minute session

£70 per 90 minute session 

One+One HR Organisations for Employees Therapy:

£50 per 60 minute session 

One+One 'Walking & Talking Therapy':

'£30 per 60 minutes session, based within East Sussex (Subject to location & times) 

One+One 'HomeCare Therapy':

£45 per 60 minute session (subject to location)

£65 per 90 minute session (subject to location)

(One+One) sessions based in Clients own home, subject to confidentality and location.

Two+One 'Friends Network Therapy': 

£55 per 60 minute session

£70 per 90 minute session 

Two close friends who support each other emotionally with similar issues and would like to jointly engage in therapy for moral support to learn & understand more about themselves and each other

How often do I see Clients?

I usually see Clients usually on a weekly basis.

However, this can be mutually discussed with me, whether they wish to continue weekly sessions or be seen fortnightly or even monthly. This will depend on their therapy needs, working with their problem.

I work 'Short' term (up to six sessions), 'Long' term or in most cases 'Open Ended' allowing Clients and myself flexibility to decide when suitably to end. Clients may also want to have periodic breaks to reflect on the work they have done so far, to then return if needed at a later date. 

I try to be as professionally flexible as I can be with Clients, especially those who are working, on shiftwork, caring for others, having parental responsibilities or other commitments.


Note:  All initial agreements need to be mutually agreed between Client and Therapist

How does it work regarding booking an initial session?

Stage 1:  

Initial communication via website, email, mobile text or verbally by mobile or telephone or via a Counselling Directory to discuss the nature of the problem.

Stage 2:

To arrange an initial in-person consultation session to explore the problem further in a safe private environment. This also gives us a chance to professionally get to known each other as well as discuss Client's expectations and needs regarding therapy. 

We will also discuss terms & conditions of confidentality, Client's health & welbeing, network support (Crisis Teams), mutual responsibilities, attendence & cancallation procedures, session availablity, fee, questions & answers about the therapy process.

This one off consultation session is £25 and takes one hour

Stage 3:  

To discuss ways of potentially working together and whether therpy is right for you.  At this stage there is no obligation to commit to therapy sessions.

Stage 4: 

To mutually agree to work together and agree a suitable day, time & date for the first session.

  

Stage 5:  

End of consultation session.

If you still have any queries or require further information. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me and I’ll be happy to answer your queries as soon as possible.

 
 

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL


My experience of having 1:1 Therapy sessions

It is nothing like I expected, in so far as the changes the sessions bring. Sometimes they are difficult, sometimes scary and other times very relaxed. The sessions feel structured but also quite free to explore. Thoughts, feelings and events in my own way and in my own time with encouragement without pressure from Martin.

What was I able to achieve from having 1:1 Therapy sessions

I was always looking for a formula to get better, when in fact what I think I have achieved, is the ability to let go.

The more I let go the more relaxed I become. Less stressed, anxious, panicky and depressed.  I am realising I don't need more, in fact I need less in order to live a more natural and enjoyable life.

What I have taken from Therapy into my own world

More of what I already seem to be, which is trust and calmness and peace and compassion.  The sessions created a sense of inner balance / harmony, allowing me to be my own person and discover that I am quite a good one, deep down inside.

Paul (23/10/2018)

 

Therapy Locations

I offer therapy session in the following locations (subject to allocated day & time availability)

PEVENSEY BAY, BN24 6LP (Home Studio)

EASTBOURNE, BN21 4PX

HASTINGS, TN34 1PN

 

NEWS UPDATE

HASTINGS Therapy sessions starting on 8th January 2019

Due to Client interest. I am pleased to say, I now have a therapy room based in The Wellington Health & Wellbeing Consultant Centre, Hastings, TN34 1PN.  Note: There are some flights of stairs to the room location.

HASTINGS: Town Centre in Wellington Square on Monday & Tuesday mornings

The location is in the town centre,within easy walking distance of public transport.

Please contact me for further details either on mobile (call / text) or email or facebook (all listed on the page below)

HASTINGS

The Wellington Health & Wellbeing Consultant Centre,
44 Wellington Square, Hastings, TN34 1PN

PEVENSEY BAY

Therapy Studio, Pevensey Bay, BN24 6LP

EASTBOURNE

31 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, BN21 4PX

 

Still Want to Explore the Possibilities?

Just a 'little' Reminder

There is no obligation at this initial stage to fully commit into therapy.

However, if you would like to find out more about me, what you need and how I could potentially help & support you, then please contact me.

Either email or phone or text me, with your name, your preferred contact method and a brief overview to what brings you to my website.  I will reply to your enquiry and I will sensitively talk things through with you to mutually agree the next step.  


Remember, It's your decision


'Thank-You' for your time

 

Contact Me

MARTIN OAKLEY
www.facebook.com/motion2emotioncounsellingtherapy/
Skype address:  live:martin_27153
Zoom: 736-478-3632

mobile: 07813 345224

 

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