Phil Martin MSc Counselling MBACP
We are all individuals and I am able to tailor the way I work to my clients' particular goals and needs. Based largely on the person-centered core model, I aim to create a space where it feels safe to talk about the things that are of concern without feeling judged. Central to this approach is the relationship between the counsellor and the client, establishing trust to enable the client to explore issues in their own time and in their own way.
I often draw on my 40 years experience working in the private, public and voluntary sectors to bring a down-to-earth reality into my client work. I understand the world of work and the impact it has on our day-to-day lives and can offer support to clients facing redundancy, stress at work and important career decisions.
Where appropriate, I also integrate elements of coaching and solution focused therapy into my work both short and long term.
I am experienced in helping clients with a faith background and those exploring their sexual identity.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling – The University of Strathclyde
- Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling – The University of Strathclyde
- SQA in Coaching Skills
- CEng, MIET
- BSc (Hons) Engineering – The City University, London
- Practitioner Development in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
- Running therapeutic groups
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Pesso Boyden Theory
- Non-Violent Communications
- Couples Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work related stress.
Christian and other faith clients.
I can offer individual or couple sessions face-to-face, on-line or by telephone.
Each session lasts 50/60 minutes. Individual counselling costs £40 per session. Couples cost £50 per session.
Payment can be made in cash or bank transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have daytime and evening appointments available. I am based in the north of Bournemouth.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|