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Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez

SOCIAL WORKER

Bachelor of Human Services. Masters of Counselling. Masters of Social Work.

About Me

I enjoy travelling, spending time with my friends and family as well as getting out into nature to take in all the beautiful sites that our country has to offer. I also love settling down with a cup of tea and a good book.

Skills

  • Range of modalities (face to face, phone, video, and live web chat)
  • I take a very person-centred approach and endeavour to walk alongside people through the challenges they are facing. I work to understand the unique and individual circumstances of each person I work with so I can best support them to further enhance the strengths and resources they already possess.

Areas of Specialty and Interest

Generalist counsellor with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing models of therapy.

Experience

For 6 years I supported adults along their smoking cessation journey which often involved delving deeper into what smoking represented to each individual. From there we would work together on developing a personalised and achievable plan for making this change in their life.

For 2.5 years I also worked with children and young people through a crisis service. Whilst in this role I worked together with young people and supported them as they faced a wide range of difficulties including: Relationships (family, friends and romantic relationships), bullying, mental health, self-esteem and confidence, self-harm and suicide ideation to name just a few.