Counselling online, by telephone & face-to-face
My name is Phil Martin and I set up Your Time Therapy to help people cope with everyday life.
There are many situations when we just need some extra support. Sometimes we don’t understand how everything seems to have changed and we could do with a helping hand.
If you found this website then you are are probably looking for help for yourself or someone else. You can contact me by phone or by using the simple contact form HERE. I look forward to hearing from you.
Counselling online from Bournemouth
During this time we are all confined to our homes and this can cause great distress alongside the fear of the virus itself. It may also bring up other issues and anxieties and maybe this is a good opportunity to find help with them.
I am currently working from home online and by telephone. We are all adjusting to life from our homes, so if you are looking for help, I would encourage you to try this and once the lockdown is eased we can work face-to-face. During the pandemic I am offering discounts to new clients (see costs below).
Counselling and therapy can help in a wide range of situations including helping to:
- Improve self esteem
- Establish meaningful relationships
- Improve self confidence
- Learn how to cope more effectively
- Become more accepting of yourself and others
Counselling provides the opportunity for an experienced therapist to help and support you through problems that may be facing you. We all have different ways of coping with life’s difficulties. Speaking to a therapist can be helpful to work through issues such as depression, stress, bereavement, work-related difficulties, relationships and low self-esteem.
Therapy can help with addictions, weight lost, phobias, depression, anxiety, bereavement, sexual identity and many other issues effecting our ability to function in everyday life
About Phil Martin, counsellor in Bournemouth
I have 16 year’s experience as a counsellor, initially working as a volunteer whilst gaining experience and continuing my training and development. Now I work in private practice and can draw on my many years experience to bring a down-to-earth reality to my client work.
I originally trained as an engineer and worked for a large private manufacturer and also in the public sector. From the shop floor to management, I experienced many changes and saw first hand the impact these had on peoples’ lives. I learned about real life issues and what is important to people.
I spent four years working and developing communication skills in Nigeria and have provided practical help for socially challenged people one-to-one.
I have managed teams of people in operations and maintenance and served on the leadership team of a local church.
In my mid-forties I decided to use my skills and experience to help others, so I took some time out to train as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
- MSc in Counselling – The University of Strathclyde
- Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling – The University of Strathclyde
- Certificate in Counselling Skills – Stoke-on-Trent College
- Introduction to Counselling Skills – Staffordshire University
- CEng, MIET
- BSc (Hons) Engineering – The City University, London
- Practitioner Development in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
- Couples Counselling
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Non Violent Communications (NVC)
- Running therapeutic groups
- Internal Family Systems
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – Registered Member.
- Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) – Registered Member
Costs & Payment Options
Initial telephone consultation: Free of charge.
New clients video or telephone 60 minute session: Individual £45, Couple £60
Concessions are available, please ask for details
For each appointment, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer.