Wendy Martin Specialist Fertility and Miscarriage Counselling
General Counselling

Experience, professional qualifications, regulation, registration and accreditation

Experience

I am a Humanistic, Person-Centred therapist which means I provide an open, non-judgemental, non-directive therapeutic relationship to enable you to find the answers and resolutions to the difficulties you are experiencing.

In addition to my private counselling practice as a miscarriage and infertility specialist I have worked in a range of settings:

 Specialist Infertility Counsellor at The Centre for Reproductive Medicine (from 1997 to 2007)

Specialist Infertility Counsellor at The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (2008 - 2017)

 Specialist Infertility Counsellor for Mrs Uma Gordon and Mr Valentine Akande at the Spire Hospital

Specialist Miscarriage and Infertility Counsellor for Professor Cahill and Dr Charlene Villa at St Michael's Hospital

 Student Counsellor at The University of Bristol Student Counselling Service and at a Filton College of Further Education from 1994 to 2009 counselling students of all ages and across a huge range of life experiences.

 Specialist Sexual Assault Counsellor at the Bristol Sexual Assault Referral Centre (from 2008 to 2013) working with people who have been sexually abused in childhood, or traumatised sexually or sexually assaulted as adults.

 Collabortive a tCoach i n trained to provide emotional support and coaching to couples (individually or together) who are considering or undergoing Collaborative Separation or Divorce (see http://www.collaborativefamilylawyers.co.uk/collaborative-family-lawyers/bristol).

Qualifications

 BA (Hons) Developmental Psychology (University of Sussex)

 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Bristol)

 I am qualified to offer hypnosis. I trained with the British Society for Clinical and
Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) which provides training for clinical and medical
practitioners including doctors, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists &
dentists.

Regulation, Registration and Accreditation

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am an accredited member of BACP (MBACP)
For further information see http://www.BACP.co.uk

British Infertility Counselling Association

I am an accredited member of BICA (AMBICA)
For further information see http://www.bica.net

BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

I am registered as an accredited member of BACP on the BACP Register of Counsellors
and Psychotherapists in line with Professional Standards Authority Requirements.
For further information see http://www.bacpregister.co.uk/

Supervision and Personal & Professional Development

 I undertake regular clinical supervision of my work in accordance with the BACP Ethical
Framework, adhering to the BACP minimum of 90 minutes per calendar month.

 I am committed to ensuring my own ongoing personal and professional development in
order to keep my skills and knowledge up to date in those fields that are relevant to
my work.

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