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"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength"

Sigmond Freud

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Life can become challenging and help from a fully qualified and professionally registered psychotherapist can make a positive difference. 

Caring about your well-being, I offer a confidential, non judgemental, empathic space that encourages and allows you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in support of you developing a greater understanding of yourself, and build the confidence to come to your own resolve. Enabling you to continue on your life's journey with a deeper sense of knowing, confidence and peace.

Please take your time to find out more about my practice and feel welcome to contact me if there anything else you would like to know.


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About Me

Hazel Gilmartin
MA, PGDip, PGCE, BA(Hons)
MBACP Registered Psychotherapist


With over 20 years working within education and therapeutic practice, I am experienced in working with others deal with difficult and challenging circumstances that are unique to their lives.

Promoting people’s wellbeing, I work with others in a supportive and empowering capacity by offering counselling and psychological approaches to aid you through any challenges that you are experiencing.

I believe in the beauty of individuality and that each of us nourishes the world with our unique differences and experiences. Each of us having the ability and right to discover, grow, flourish, and reach our full potential. 

I employ and implement creativity into my practice to differentiate and individualise my approach to suit the needs of those that I work with.

I work with young people and adults of all ages, with families, parents and in school settings to provide therapeutic support and develop individual strategies for a range of difficulties, such as:

·       Anxiety and depression 

·       Childhood experiences

·       Trauma

·       Change

·       Intense feelings and behaviours

·       Anger, frustration

·       Relationship with food

·       Bereavement and loss

·       Cognitive difference, such as autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia and spectrum differences.

·       Relationships with others

·       Strategies for instilling coping strategies, learning strategies, organisation and motivation.

·       Managing and developing coping strategies for feelings of burnout, exhaustion, stress, feeling overwhelmed.

·       Understanding yourself and others.


I will provide you with a confidential, empathic, non-judgemental space where you will feel heard and listened to as you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, in support of you developing a greater understanding of 'you', and of your interconnecting world.

I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and suggest valuable tools for you to adopt that may help you learn, discover and manage life’s obstacles and challenges in a way that is unique and helpful to you.

Most importantly, emphasis will be placed on you becoming and feeling both empowered and confident in sourcing your own healthy ways of managing and working through any difficulty you are facing, in support of you taking steps towards making the change that you wish to make.

My approach is both 'relationally - integrative' and 'eclectic', which means that I draw upon different psychological and learning theories and approaches, whilst incorporating my training, experience, and skillsets in support of individualising my practice to suit your individual presentation, in support of you embarking upon your journey of self-discovery to instil self-understanding and make the changes you want.

I truly care and am committed to the wellbeing of all the people I work with and work diligently to help them find the answers they seek.


Professional Qualifications

and Training

MA Psychology

Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling


BA(Hons) Education

I am committed to engaging with continuous

professional development and maintain monthly clinical supervision

in support of informing my practice.

I maintain current DBS certification in support with working with vulnerable age groups.

I hold membership with The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My working week consists of a blend of charitable organisational, school based and private practice.


Counselling session cost

£40 per hour

Arranging an appointment in few easy steps -

1. Contact me either through text message, leave a voicemail message, or the contact form available on this website, to arrange a suitable time to check in with each other.

2. Arrange an appointment that best suits you.

3. I will send you your appointment confirmation, along with other details relating to our working partnership.

3. You then pay for your session 24 hours prior to your session takes place through BACs.

4. Your appointment takes place :)

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Other areas that I can help you with?

I work with people throughout all stages of life,

with whatever challenges they wish to work through.

 For example, and not exhaustive of


Health related issues / illness

Emotional distress

Strong emotions, such as anger

Relationship with self & with others

Stress and feeling overwhelmed

Low mood

Lack of motivation


Childhood experiences

Personal development

Change in life course / wanting to make change



Relationship with food


Self esteem and confidence

Feelings of being stuck in life

Habitual behaviours

Understanding yourself better

Specific interest in working with young people.

Contact me to talk through your therapy objectives


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What can I expect from a counselling session at InnerTherapy?

In our therapy sessions, you will be supported and given the space to work through any challenges that you are wanting to work through, and improve upon ways of thinking and current negative behaviours.

I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and may suggest tools that you may chose to help tackle life’s obstacles. 

I offer a professionally trained and experienced skillset, and a non judgemental empathic and confidential space where nothing cant be shared. A space for you to truly talk through what you are finding difficult.

 Get in touch to book an appointment.

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Opening Hours 

Mondays - Afternoon / Evening

Wednesdays - Morning / Afternoon / Evening

Thursdays - Afternoon / Evening

Fridays - Morning / Afternoon

Saturdays - Morning

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Appointment Arrangements

1. Contact me to arrange a time to briefly talk through what you are wanting to work through and arrange a time that works for you.

2. Pay for your session through bank transfer 24 hours before your appointment.

3. Make sure that you have checked your internet connection and have found and decided upon a safe and comfortable space, free of interruption, where you can have your therapy session.

4. Click on on your counselling session zoom link 5 minutes before the start time.

5.Attend your zoom appointment

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Covid-19 Update

My working practice will continue to work through online platforms and the cost of my sessions will reflect my reduction in over head costs so that those that I work with benefit from this, and that my services may be more accessible to wider audience.

Sessions will be 60 minutes in duration, unless you are late. 

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What are the benefits of online and telephone therapy?

Accessing online remote counselling from the comfort of your own safe space has been proven to be as effective as in-person therapy by more than 40 academic studies. 

  1. Safe Space: Accessing support from the comfort of your own home, where you already feel at ease and comfortable.

  2.  Reduced cost: Online therapy eliminates the costs associated with travel time and expenses.

  3. More consistent therapy: Online therapy decreases absences due to poor weather conditions or sickness, allowing clients to participate in therapy on a regular basis.

  4. Online therapy can allow individuals in remote areas to get help from specialists who may not be available in their geographic location.

  5.  Psychological comfort: Online therapy can help with eliminating the social stigma related to receiving mental counselling or other therapy.

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Are my sessions confidential?

Inner Therapies counselling service is confidential and information shared during your session, or information about you, will not be discussed with anyone else outside of the counselling space without your explicit agreement. Where there is exception to this rule, is where there was any presenting risk or concern that there was a serious risk of harm to yourself or others – it is in these situations where we have a duty of care to inform your GP.

There is nothing that cant be discussed and confidentiality is a most important part of my counselling service. As such, I subscribe to the ethical framework set out by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

 To read our service confidentiality policy click below -  this provides detailed information on confidentiality and data protection procedures. As part of my practice, I will store data in accordance with the Data Protection Act and I hold current membership with the ICO (

I keep my own records for the sole purpose of our work together, and these notes are held securely and confidentially for six years, after which they are destroyed. These records do not form part of any other record system.

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How many sessions should I have?

It is essential to keep in mind that therapy can be hard work.

It is not a magic pill or a quick fix, nor is it something that is done to you: therapy is a healing process that necessitates full participation and a willingness to reflect and consider. But in the end, making small changes towards thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and developing coping mechanisms that work best for you, has the potential to bring about life-altering results.

We are all unique individuals, the number of sessions that you will require is dependant upon your presenting challenge and you.

I am a professional psychotherapist, and my main aim is to get you to a point where you feel empowered to embark upon the world with a new informed perception and ways of working, confident in utilising your own coping strategies and have a more informed acceptance and understanding of yourself without the need for counselling, only tapping back into it when you feel it to be of benefit to you to do so.

I work at your pace, in support of you working through what you want to work through. 

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What is Zoom, Teams and WhatsApp?

Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WhatsApp can sound confusing. But these apps are a great way of keeping connected with others when it isn't possible to meet with them face to face. Supporting us stay connected with others and accessing counselling sessions which would pose difficulty in attending.

These apps can be downloaded onto a mobile phone, laptop or tablet and once downloaded I will send you a personalised and private invitation that can easily clicked on to link us up together so that we can meet in real life time, remotely.

Once our session is finished, we will hang up, just like we do when we finish a call, by pressing a red button saying END.

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The Counselling Space

Our modern and comfortable purpose built counselling space provides the opportunity to contemplate, process and share, whilst reflecting upon differing perceptions, attitudes, and feelings that work towards supporting a transitional shift in your thought and behaviour.

All counselling / psychotherapy appointments are online, and take place in the comfort of your own safe space, in your own home, or office, or where ever you feel most comfortable. A space that provides you with quiet and calm - your own space where you already feel at ease.


"People are as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying "soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try and control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds"

Carl Rodgers


Young Person


Corporate Psychological Services

Guidance On Every Step of the Way


Corporate counselling

Reap the benefits of providing resources that enhance the health and wellbeing of your team.

All of us, as part of being human, will experience issues that relate to mental health during our lifetime.

With an increasing awareness and growing acceptance of this fact has resulted in the government taking it seriously and recommending that businesses are equipped in supporting their employees mental health and wellbeing. The benefits of doing so not only enhances the majority of the working population, but can also aid in enhancing business productivity.

Inner Therapy can

- support you access professionally trained counselling services.

- can support provide teams with mental health self care sessions

- can provide practical consultation services in support of integrating a mental health and wellbeing awareness and practice approach to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of your team.

Contact me to find out how I can help you enhance your teams mental health and wellbeing.


Working with young people

Information coming soon.

Thank you you for your patience whilst this page is updated.

In the meantime, if there is anything that you would like to discuss, please contact me.

Here to offer support you through anything you are finding difficult


'Thank you for guiding my child safely through 6th form, offering the counselling which has benefitted her greatly, enabling her to make friends which she struggled to do at the beginning of year 12.  Her teachers have also noticed a great improvement in her ability to contribute in lessons.  I trust this has given her the confidence to excel at University and life beyond.'

Anon - February 2019

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Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

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