Michael Martin PGDip, CMCOSCA, PGCertEd, BA(Hons)

Michael Martin PGDip, CMCOSCA, PGCertEd, BA(Hons)

Unit 8
8 Deer Park Ave
Fairways Business Park
West Lothian
EH54 8AF

07527 754485

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Unit 8
8 Deer Park Ave
Fairways Business Park
West Lothian
EH54 8AF

07527 754485

About me

My experience shows that counselling is at its most effective when it takes place within an atmosphere of compassion, empathy and insight. This enables the client to come to see the possibilities of recovery and growth. The client then feels encouraged and enabled to grow in self awareness, self acceptance and self responsibility, freeing him or her to become the person that they were meant to be.

I work with both with adults and also with young people (8 yrs +).

Examples of issues that can be overcome:

For yourself

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem         
  • Bereavement & grief
  • Rejection
  • Self harm
  • Anger
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Difficulties with Aspergers Syndrome

For your relationships

  • Loneliness / building satisfying relationships
  • Marital / family stress
  • Emotional abuse
  • Ageing issues
  • Parental separation                                                   

For your work / study life

  • Stress
  • Bullying
  • Work / Life balance
  • Loss of employment
  • Exam stress

I work as part of a practice comprising 3 qualified counsellors, all of whom share a similar counselling philosophy, but who bring different personal backgrounds to our practice.                                                                                                      

We are conveniently located for Edinburgh, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and Fife beside the M8 Livingston junction 3.

The counselling room is in a modern business centre with a reception area - tea and coffee are available to clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Scotland (COSCA) Diploma in Counselling
  • Registered Counsellor Member of COSCA ref. M2994
  • Trained in Children / Young persons therapy (Place2Be & Headroom)
  • PG Education Diploma / BA (Hons)

Since 2014 I have completed 450+ counselling hours and am preparing for Counsellor Accreditation.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding school survivors


Initial assessment - 15-30 mins face to face or telephone - free.

Standard consultation - £40 for 50 minute face to face session.

Skype consultations are available - £35 for 50 minute session.

Further information

There is full disabled access to my counselling room including disabled toilets

Maps & Directions

Livingston, EH54 8AF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Most weekdays 9.30 - 5.30, with some evening availability on request.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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