"I want someone who will listen without judging" 


including telephone and video support

I became a counsellor and psychotherapist because I care about people and want to make a positive difference to their lives. My primary aim is to enable you to discover a better way of living and coping, no matter what challenges or difficulties life throws at you.

I offer a confidential space in which you can talk, and this means that I don't discuss the content of our work with your GP, family or workplace.

There are lots of counselling services to choose from, and whoever you select has to be right for you. The decision to talk to someone takes a lot of courage and trust, and I recognise how important a decision this is for you.

"Therapy works, and for counselling to be effective, clients should be able to build a trusting open relationship with their therapist. My focus is on my clients, and listening to their problems and concerns without judgement in a supportive environment.  I am passionate about the work I do, and I am driven to enable my clients to find those resources necessary to lead a better life.

I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, being a Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy); an Accredited member of the National Council of Psychotherapists, and an Accredited member of National Counselling Society. My work is fully insured through a specialist insurer.

Whether you are facing a big decision, or have feelings of despair leading to suicidal thoughts, you do not have to face this alone. Talking to someone who is independent from the situation has the amazing ability to help."

Martin Hillson Counsellor and psychotherapist

Martin Hillson MBACP, MNCP (Accred), MNCS (Accred) 

National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

NCP Accredited Member
National Council of Psychotherapists

To help you find out more about me, and explore the ways in which I can help, I offer an initial 20 minute consultation at no charge. This allows an opportunity to check out whether you would feel comfortable working me, and to ask any questions you have about the counselling process.

Therapy takes place from my comfortable practice rooms in Sidmouth, East Devon which has a level access and parking. I can also provide my services either over the telephone or via video calling. 

Contact me for an informal chat about what is troubling you, and together we can begin to explore ways in which I can offer emotional support to achieve either positive change; a new way forward, or compassionate acceptance.

For confidential enquiries
contact Martin either by text
or phone on:  07467 039282

Contact Telephone Number
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email sidmouth counselling

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