HEALTHYSELF Counselling in Surbiton & Kingston, Surrey

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Welcome!


COVID-19

As things return to normal I am gradually seeing more people for face-face sessions. In the meantime - I continue to see people online by Zoom. Should you wish to get in touch, please feel free to contact me at the number given on the right hand side of this screen or email me ([email protected])


Thinking about counselling?

Firstly - thanks for visiting. If you’re thinking about some counselling but aren't certain that it's for you, try this simple exercise.
It might seem an obvious question, but let me ask you How are you?
Give yourself a few moments to allow the question to register - and see what automatically comes back to you.
Consider a few further questions - allowing yourself, as best you can, to be aware of what comes up for you.

    • What is going on for you at the moment ?
    • What needs to change?
    • Would it help to talk about this in confidence?
    • Of what are you afraid ?

Notice what responses occurred to you when you put these questions to yourself.
If your closest friend or family member were to tell you that same thing – would you feel that they deserved some support?
It’s often the case that we are only too willing to give of ourselves to friends or family – but find it difficult to give the same level of care to ourselves. Often there’s a hidden rule in the background telling us I should 'have the answers' or similarly I must 'carry on regardless of the cost'.

In looking for a counsellor / therapist, it’s important that you find someone with whom you feel comfortable. While generally it's wise to 'shop around', I fully appreciate this can be time-consuming and even a bit confusing. (A recent search on the BACP directory for a therapist within 10 miles of Surbiton (KT6), where I am based, returned over 900 results!) Given the number of counsellors/ therapists - not to mention the types of counselling available in between KT1 and SW1 postcodes, you may already have found the task to be more complicated than you might have thought.
To this end the link below will provide you with independent information that may help focus your search.
BACP - How to find a therapist

If, having read this information, you have any queries, please feel free to drop me a line or leave me a voicemail, (Tel: 07846 827062) with no obligation , and I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m available. You can email me via the link at the side of this page.

Thanks again for visiting.


Martin
Martin Larmour
Counsellor & Pyschotherapist


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Overview

• Experienced, accredited - British Association of Counselling/Psychotherapy (BACP) therapist.
• Practice located a 2-min walk from Surbiton mainline station
• Sessions last 50 minutes - the ‘therapeutic hour’
• Evening appointments available
• Governed by BACP professional Code of Ethics
• Reasonable costs ( £50 per hour by Zoom. Face-Face £60)
• Student discount available (f/t students)
• Addiction counsellor

In recent years I've been working in the Surbiton, area making it easy for anyone coming from any of the following:
London, Kingston, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Worcester Park, Hampton, Guildford, Esher, New Malden, Hampton, Mitcham, Sutton, Chessington, Banstead, Carshalton, Walton-on-Thames. With Covid 19 - I'm now working solely by Zoom - so geographic location isn't an issue. However I look forward to seeing clients face-to-face again.

“..... Basically I feel happy and like I understand myself so much more. I wanted to say a huge thank you to you. You helped me so much - more than I ever thought possible. I feel like with your help and guidance things are manageable and even enjoyable!!” (Former client)


Counselling

I work as an 'integrative relational' counsellor in Surbiton. This simply means that I have studied a number of different schools of therapeutic approach and through ongoing practice have integrated related elements to promote optimum therapeutic benefit. In recent years I have dealt extensively with addiction of one kind or another through my work with ASCA in Kingston and Richmond*. I also deal with those areas listed below.


Areas of work include

  • Alcohol, cocaine - substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Personal / Work Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression
  • Relationship with food
  • Sexual anxieties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Co-dependency in relationships


  • * Addiction ?

    Addiction can take a number of forms and often masks an underlying issue. If allowed to develop, it can become very destructive. Addictive behaviours aren't confined to excessive use of alcohol or drugs. They include for example, unhealthy relationships, food, sex or pornography. Generally, repeated behaviours which are damaging to you, and often those around you, may be signs of an addiction. Therapy helps uncover the underlying issues and can be a key factor in extinguishing unhealthy habits.


    Been feeling down?

    Why not get a sense of where you are in the general scheme of things by using the NHS mood checker tool. It will give you an indication of just how anxious or depressed you might be feeling and whether you might need to do something about it.
    Click here to go to the mood checker


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