Martine van den Berg

Counsellor (MBACP)

Diploma in Integrative Counselling

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I am a Hove based Integrative counsellor and specialise in adapting the counselling approach to your needs. I work from comfortable, welcoming rooms and furthermore, qualified and experienced to meet you via Zoom and by phone. You might be struggling and feel anxious, depressed, worried, lost, unsettled or have been bereaved. There might have been Trauma in your life which you’d want to unpack. I can offer you a confidential, calm, friendly and understanding space to talk about this all and try to help you understand your experiences better and find a positive way forward. Counselling can be a daunting and confusing prospect sometimes, especially if you are new to it. I will, therefore, offer you a trustworthy counselling relationship and provide you with an environment and approach which suits your needs. I will explain and offer transparency as we go along. This includes conversations about the amount of counselling sessions you want to have and the goals and expectations you might hold about what counselling could mean for you. Choosing the right counsellor for you is very important so I offer a free initial meeting of approximately 20 - 30 minutes so we can chat about things informally. You can contact me and leave a message by email or phone or use the functionality of this website and I will get back to you.

AbuseADHDAging ConcernsAnger Management TherapyAnxietyAspergersAttachment TheoryAutismBereavementBody Image IssuesBurn OutCancerCareer CounselingChild or Adolescent IssuesChronic Pain or IllnessCoachingCodependencyCultural and Systemic OppressionCultural CongruenceDepressionDivorceDomestic AbuseEating DisorderFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictFeministGender IdentityHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInfertilityInsomniaInterpersonalInterventionLearning DisorderLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMen’s IssuesMindfulness-basedNonviolent CommunicationObesityOCDODDPanicPanic AttacksParentingPersonal GrowthPolitical ClimatePolyamorous and Open RelationshipsPostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)Premarital CounselingPsychodynamicPTSDRacial IdentityRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseSexual AddictionSexual ProblemsSocial PhobiaSpiritualityTranspersonalTraumaVeterans/Military ServiceWomen’s Issues

Everyone is unique and I therefore offer Counselling sessions which will be individualised to your specific needs. For example, you might like to have structure to your sessions or follow a more fluid process. As an Integrative Counsellor I can draw on a wide range of tools to accommodate your needs and preferences. I originally trained in Psychodynamic, CBT and Person Centred theories and can explain how this informs me in a Trauma informed way. Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Somatic influences are hugely important to me as well and can also be very helpful to try and make sense or establish helpful coping strategies for difficult circumstances. We can discuss approach and what your thoughts about counselling are during a free initial meeting.

I moved to the UK from Holland about 20 years ago and am fluent in both English and Dutch. Prior to training as a counsellor I was a full time mother and worked in corporate environments specialising in sales and process solutions (in UK and Europe). My counselling experience, training, other life experiences (ie learning difficulties) and my previous careers informs my open minded approach. It has taught me that life can be very hard, challenging and how important positive relationships with ourselves and the people around us are. I am a registered member with the BACP which means I have been vetted by the organisation and adhere to their Ethical Professional Standard. Find more information about this here:

Type of Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy (CT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Integral Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Sand Tray
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)SkypeTelephone