Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

Mindfulness Practitioner in Cambridge

Until recently, I have been working for the Cambridge Centre for CBT in Trumpington, Cambridge, and have now expanded my private practice. I am currently working as a Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer for the University of Hertfordshire, ensuring that students are practising within the BABCP competencies and ethical guidelines. Lectures include areas of specialism including Chronic Pain and related conditions, Ethical Practice and Trauma. I have specialist skills and training in trauma, complex 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, benefitted greatly from a combination of 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.
Having qualified in 2001 from Cambridge University in Psychotherapy, I trained in Psychodynamic, 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 with foster children, delivering attachment and behavioural training to foster / adoptive parents across the UK.
Following 5 years' experience working within the NHS and the Cambridge Centre for CBT, I completed a wide range of Advanced training in Phobias, OCD, and have a particular interest and experience in Complex Trauma. 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 CBT evidence base.
I am flexible with evening and weekend appointments.

Background & Qualifications

Psychotherapy (University of Cambridge)
BA (Hons) Social Work
PGDip in CBT (UEA)
MSc Psychology (University of Derby - 2018)
EMDR Qualified Practitioner
Professional Memberships:
Accredited Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
HCPC Registered (SW)
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 £75 per 60 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £90 per 75 minutes
EMDR In Person £150 per 90 minutes
Mindfulness In Person £90 per 75 minutes