Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

Mindfulness Practitioner in Cambridge

I am a qualified Psychologist and Psychotherapist, currently working both in Private practice as a Consultant Psychotherapist, as well as a University Clinical Supervisor and specialist Lecturer, ensuring that students are practising within the BABCP competencies and ethical guidelines. I have specialist skills and training in complex trauma, treatment resistant and severe depression, anger issues and the full range of anxiety disorders, including complex OCD, social phobias, health anxiety, low self-esteem and Panic disorder. I have gained extensive experience in working with college and University/PHD students and adolescents, who have alongside a range of other clients, benefited greatly from a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). EMDR techniques can be combined with CBT to optimise outcomes and facilitate recovery from a wide range of conditions, improving rapidness of effectiveness and depth of change than with CBT alone.
Having qualified in 2001 from Cambridge University in Psychotherapy, I trained in Psychodynamic, CBT, Solution Focussed and Person-centred therapeutic approaches. I went on to obtain a professional degree in Social Work and during this time, worked privately providing psychotherapeutic interventions with a range of individuals with difficulties. I have extensive experience in working with young people (7-21years), having completed therapeutic placements in educational and semi-independent living settings, and specialist experience in working as a Supervising Social Worker with foster/adoptive parents and children, delivering attachment and behavioural training to foster / adoptive parents across the UK. I an qualified to undertake Form F Assessments and recommendations to providers for the assessment of potential foster and adoptive carers.
Following 5 years' experience working within the NHS IAPT Team, and the Cambridge Centre for CBT, I completed a wide range of Advanced training and have a particular interest and experience in Complex Trauma, Chronic conditions, including pain, and . My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative in therapeutic style and my approach to therapy is centred upon the client's goals within the Psychological evidence base - providing an individualised and targeted treatment programme.
I am flexible with evening and weekend appointments, which allow for extended appointments and facilitates recovery.
To book an appointment for an Initial Consultation, please contact me at, or

Background & Qualifications

Psychologist MSc (Chartered Masters)
Psychotherapist (University of Cambridge)
BABCP Accredited Clinical Supervisor/CBT Psychotherapist
BA (Hons) Social Work
EMDR Qualified and highly experienced Practitioner

Professional Memberships:
Accredited Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
HCPC Registered (SW)
British Psychological Society (BPS) Member
EMDR UK & Europe Association (EMDR Practitioner)
Sharon holds professional insurance and abides by the code of ethical and professional practice of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

My Specialisms

• Prior lead in CBT for complex presentations for Cambridge Centre CBT
• Expertise (Anxiety / Depression) and specialist interest in PTSD, Severe Depression and Anger issues
• Specialist in work with individuals in situation of training (College and University Students, PDH students and Professional Lecturers/Doctors)
• Specialist in the work with foster and adoptive children and families with complex behavioural issues - including but not restricted to ADHD and Aspergers'
• Practitioner for EMDR
• Experience in working with those recovering from injury/accident claims.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Working with people, not problems.

My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative in therapeutic style and my approach to therapy is centred upon the client's goals, within the evidence base.

I have experience in engaging with those who may find it difficult to engage, particularly adolescents and those with complex difficulties.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £100 per 60 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £100 per 75 minutes
EMDR In Person £150 per 90 minutes
Mindfulness In Person £100 per 75 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Initial Consultations explores symptomology, impact upon well-being and the goals you have for your therapy outcomes, alongside NICE diagnostic measures for a range of anxiety and depressive disorders. Rather than a standardised assessment for each therapy, I assess simultaneously for all types of therapies, which will enable the recommendation of an entirely individualised treatment programme, which is targeted to your needs, without obligation to proceed. Utilising the most powerful psychological techniques available today, alongside the talking and educational part of most therapies, increases rapidness of effectiveness and depth of change - truly transforming how you 'feel' and think. As highly experienced Psychologist and BABCP Accredited University and Consultant NHS Clinical Supervisor for IAPT, CHUMS and Complex case teams, you can relax in the knowledge that you are in truly capable and safe hands. Initial Consultations cost £150. Please email direct to