Mr Martin Linton
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS17-05648
Hello, I am a counsellor who works relationally from a broad spectrum of counselling theory and experiential practices within a systemic context.
My work assists both "individuals and couples".
My practice incorporates ideas from both traditional and post-modern approaches / ideas towards therapy, such as: Internal Family Systems (IFS) for individuals, Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO) for deeply effective work with couples, along with therapeutic experiential coaching techniques and more traditional methods such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Vipassana (Mindfulness stress reduction) - Compassion Focused (CF), Guided relaxation, Creative Imagery - these are used to re-program and calm human experiences and accessing the underlying innate wisdom.
- Qualifications & Experience-- Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy / Practices. This is a focused Systemic Therapy for working with the "individual's" contexts - Endorsed by Dr Gabor Mate and Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. I have trained directly with the founder (Dr Schwartz), completed all required levels of the program.
--Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO) Practices - Using IFS methods towards tracking patterns and creating ways to have Courageous Communication - the communication that matters. IFIO works with a focus for "couples".
-- BSc Honours in Systemic Counselling incorporating Vipassana, Experiential (Mindfulness) for understanding the internal process'.
-- Diploma in Systemic Counselling (Incorporating intra-psychic therapy along with Internal Family Systems - IFS practices).
-- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) [constructivist], theories of Grief & Loss, also Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - strategic.
-- CBT 3rd Wave studies with a focus on treating trauma (TF-CBT).
-- Trauma "Rewind" Therapy Practitioner (Trained directly by Dr Muss, 2015), a very effective method to take the sting out of the emotional affect of trauma.
-- EFT and EMDR workshops (effective treatments for stresses).
-- Integrative Studies: Three Routes of Counselling (CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic).
-- ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained + updated
-- Treating Intrusive Thoughts and Critical Inner Voices workshop.
-- Experiential practices including Vipassana (Mindfulness stress reductuion).
-- Relationship Rescue workshop
-- Conflict Resolution: Basic training for Private and Social Practice
-- Experienced public counsellor at Mind (many years), where virtually all presenting contexts walk through the door.
--I have worked with Doctor and Mental Hospital referrals (pre and post NHS sessions), also referrals from other counsellors.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken