Martin Loughna, Dip. in TA Psychotherapy. Registered BACP Member.
Making that first step to approach a taking therapy/counselling service is a huge step and knowing which therapist to choose can be overwhelming. Rest assured that if you choose Yorkshire Counselling & Therapy I will quickly put you at ease as to what the process will entail. The essence of my approach is to work collaboratively with you to help address your problems. Clients report how empowered they feel by the way I work.
It might be that you are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with low mood, anxiety, relationship issues or other emotional/psychological problems. Alternatively, you may be having physical symptoms which have no clear cause but just won't go away. Regardless, I can help you resolve these issues as well as help you find a more positive and healthy way of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (an intensive 4-year training programme) and offer both counselling and psychotherapy. In keeping with best practice, I have a supervisor (TSTA/CTA). For the past 4 years a significant proportion of my caseload has been drawn from GP referrals.
I also lecture in counselling which, combined with extensive experience of working in the NHS and local authority, serves to enrich the service I can offer to clients. At a more personal level, I have for many years held passionate interest in the wider factors contributing to health and well-being. In essence, all this means I am adept at working holistically.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Whilst I work with men, women and couples, all regardless of sexuality, culture, race, ethnicity and religious background I also have particular areas of interest as follows:
- People with addictions.
- People with anger management issues.
- Helping people overcome anxiety, depression and/or relationship issues.
- People with long term conditions.
- People struggling with aspects of identity.
My nominal rate is £45 but this is negotiable dependent upon income. Please call for more information.
I provide therapy in both Sheffield and Holmfirth.
For therapy provided in Sheffield I use a room in my house which is in the S2 area (Heeley and Meersbrook).
For therapy in Holmfirth I use a dedicated room at Cocoon which offers a wide range of healing treatments and workshops in a relaxing, cocoon-like atmosphere. Further details can be found at www.cocoon.me.uk
My location in Sheffield is 10 mins walk from the A61 and very close to a number of bus routes (18, 10, 10a, 56, 252, 721). The tram is about 20mins walk away. For further information on public transport to south Sheffield see www.travelsouthyorkshire.com to plan your journey.
My location in Holmfirth is about 5 mins walk form the town centre and a 20 min drive from Huddersfield.
The nearest railway station is Brockholes but this is about 2 miles from Cocoon. For further information on public transport to Holmfirth see www.wymetro.com to plan your journey.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am to 8pm during weekdays. Please call for appointment times outside of this.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|