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Martin Weaver

Martin Weaver

Martin Weaver UKCP Reg NLP, INLPTA

Martin provided psychological support, supervision and training to the staff and counsellors at the 7th July Assistance Centre. The centre provided psychotherapy, guidance and support to people who were affected by the London bombings in 2005, later taking on 16 further terrorist incidents and disasters. Building on his established training experience Martin created and delivered a series of workshops for the counsellors and support staff.

From October 2010 to March 2011 Martin supervised the small team providing psychosocial support to the families and witnesses throughout the Coroner’s Inquests into the London Bombings.

From 2001 to 2011 he provided training, consultancy and supervision to Brent Bereavement Services & Bereavement Services for Hounslow.  Currently he delivers courses for student psychotherapists to facilitate their UKCP accreditation.

In the early1980s Martin was a volunteer with the Terrence Higgins Trust. Taking the first call on the helpline he  was instrumental in setting the foundations for the first response to the AIDS crisis.  He developed support, advice and counselling services for those people who were affected and traumatised at the beginning of the crisis.

During an 11 year career in the NHS Martin piloted the Primary Health Care Team training development programme in the South West Thames region, as well as developing and implementing a Health Promotion Officer’s training programme. He has worked at senior manager level at Regional and District level and has been responsible for commissioning new services and leading on the development of drug and alcohol and sexual health services.

Between 2002 and 2004 Martin was the Vice Chair, then Chair, of the professional organisation that seeks to maintain standards and develop the skills of Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapists and Counsellors, the Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, (NLPtCA – Martin is a past member of the Training, Education & Practice Committee of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and has helped in the re-shaping of its structure.

Martin works as a UKCP registered Constructivist Psychotherapist, Supervisor and trainer, using Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy, (NLPt). He is qualified to Master Practitioner standard in NLP and is an INLPTA certified NLP trainer. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in the supervision of counsellors from the University of Birmingham.


FeFelicity Biggartlicity Biggart MBPsS, MBACP

Felicity provided trauma and bereavement counselling for the 7th July Assistance Centre working primarily with those involved with the London bombings in 2005 and with those affected by terrorist incidents from around the world. She provided counselling to both the bereaved and survivors of the Bali bombings 2002, the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004, the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings of 2005 and the Dahab bombings 2006. She provided one to one counselling, training and group support for the bereaved and survivors. From October 2010 to March 2011 Felicity was part of a small team providing psychosocial support to the families and witnesses throughout the Coroner’s Inquests into the London Bombings.

In 2003 she joined Brent and Hounslow Bereavement Services. Current counselling commitments include private practice with vulnerable clients and students pursuing a career in counselling. Felicity and Martin Weaver continue to provide Trauma Resilience Training, endorsed by the BACP, to companies and professionals across the UK.

Felicity has participated in several international forums related to terrorist incidents. In March 2009, she took part in the DCMS ‘Lessons learned by the 7th July Assistance Centre.’ In July 2010, she participated and addressed the International conference held in London by the charity ‘Survivors of Terrorism’ into ‘Protocols in Emergencies,’ and in June 2011, she represented ‘Survivors of Terrorism’ at a conference in Madrid held by the ‘Network of Associations of Victims of Terrorism’ (NAVT). In March 2013 Felicity and Martin Weaver, on behalf of Trauma Resilience Training, were guest speakers at the ‘Health and Wellbeing in the Work Place’ conference held at the NEC conference centre, Birmingham.

In 2014 she joined the The Yellow Heart Trust as an advisor, this charity provides grants for people suffering from single incident trauma and/or issues relating to addiction. Also in 2014 she became a trustee of Penny Brohn Cancer Care, the charity provides whole person support across the country for those affected by cancer. She is particularly interested in helping people regain their own sense of well being through mindfulness training and is delighted that the Penny Brohn Living Well Programme offers such an excellent grounding in these skills.

Felicity is a member of the British Psychological Society, the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), she holds a BA (Hons) Psychology from Warwick University and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.