Martin Pope BEd (Hons); MA; Adv. Dip. Psych; Dips CBT, Hyp, Mindfulness; MBACP
11 Banks Avenue
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist based in Meols on the Wirral. My service is completely confidential and clients are discreetly welcomed here by myself. My aim is to put clients immediately at ease. I recognise that the hardest step is to make contact and to come for the initial session and so I place a great emphasis on making people feel valued and respected. Making contact and attending a first session can be a daunting prospect, but I have not yet seen a client who has not then chosen to begin therapy.
"How Do I Get in Touch?"
By telephone (07771693602) - all I will need to find out is your name and when you can come
By text (07771693602) - just suggest a few times you could come and I will text back with a suggestion
By email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via this site
For more details visit www.martinpopetherapy.com
My practice room is a private and peaceful space where my clients say they feel secure and relaxed. I offer a range of therapeutic approaches within an integrative model. I offer an initial free consultation and my sessions are a full hour in length. I established "Therapy for Teachers" (therapyforteachers.co.uk) a few years ago and have worked with a wide range of school staff, students and carers. I have recently broadened my counselling work to respond to the growing local demand for my services from people of all ages and backgrounds. I offer face to face counselling for individuals and I lead training events. I offer guidance on meditation and mindfulness techniques rooted in my teaching experience and forty years of spiritual practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Although I am relatively new to therapeutic work, my wealth of experience in education, health and care settings and industry; inform and enrich my approach. I spent 24 years in schools as a teacher, senior leader and headteacher of two secondary schools after completing a B.Ed. (Hons). I also completed a M.A. which included modules on The Psychology of Religion and Anthropology. I have taught meditation for over thirty years in a wide variety of settings.
Since leaving headship in 2004, I have worked on a self-employed basis. My experience has included:
- OFSTED inspection (2004 - 2009)
- PCT Non-Executive Director (2004 - 2006)
- Principal Education Adviser to Kier Education (2007 - 2014)
- Inclusion Quality Mark Assessor (2009 - 2014)
- Independent Adviser to a range of schools and academies (2004 - 2014)
- Voluntary support worker for The Stroke Association (2005 - 2007)
Since 2014, I have been working as a therapist. My counselling qualifications are:
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (2014)
Diploma in CBT (2014)
Diploma in Mindfulness (2014)
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2015)
Professional Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2016)
I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society and a Registered Member of BACP (registration number 206910).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Gestalt therapy
The Initial Consultation is FREE of CHARGE
An hour long session is on a sliding scale, depending on circumstances. Fees range from £30 to £45.
I aim to offer clients an appointment within 48 hours of initial contact with me. Although my usual therapy room is on the top floor of my home, I can also offer private therapy at ground floor level for clients with mobility issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available by mobile telephone call or text at any time. I offer counselling every weekday between 9am and 8pm and on Saturday mornings.
Types of client
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