Martin Cox MSc. MBACP (Accred.) BABCP (Accred.)
I am a registered and accredited member of BACP and a therapist with many years of training and experience in helping people with a diverse range of difficulties. I am also a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
The therapy I offer is generally short-term and I work integratively drawing on my knowledge of a broad collection of approaches. I respect the uniqueness of every client and aim to tailor the therapy to each client's specific needs. The flexibility of approach extends to how sessions are structured and, working collaboratively with each client, we can establish: session length, frequency, intervals, location (home visits may be available if appropriate) and times.
As well as providing a counselling service to individuals, I am also a relationship therapy specialist who has worked with individuals (children, young people and adults), couples and families since starting practicing with Relate in 2003.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc. in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Goldsmiths College - University of London)
PG Dip. in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (IAPT Programme) (Royal Holloway - University of London)
Dip. THP (N-SHAP)
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (NCH & NCFE)
Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (Universtiy of Bedfordshire/KCCF)
Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling (Relate)
Further training in:
Therapeutic Mediation (Relate)
Clinical Practicum in Systemic Practice (KCCF)
BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Private practice: I have worked in private practice for several years, offering therapeutic assistance for a very broad range of issues. As well as client self referrals, I welcome referrals from health insurance companies, GPs, EAPs and business.
Relate: I was a relationship counsellor for 7 years until April 2010, working with individuals, couples & families experiencing relationship difficulties. Under Relate's contract with West Herts PCT, I have also provided time-limited counselling to individual patients referred by GP surgeries, often suffering with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. I also worked with a local authority in setting up a project and providing therapeutic mediation and counselling to people at risk of homelessness. I have more recently helped to set up family counselling projects in local Children's Centres.
The Place2Be: I was a School Project Manager, based in a large London primary school for 5 years. Having set up the project from scratch, I provided therapeutic support to pupils, teachers and parents, as well as managing and supervising a team of counsellors.
NHS: I was a High Intensity CBT Therapist in primary care. I have experience of working in several primary and secondary care settings.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer hypnotherapy and NLP which can help with many emotional issues as well as smoking cessation and weight management.
Please contact me to discuss the fee for individual and couple sessions, whether you are funding the sessions yourself or through health insurance as I am an approved therapist with many of the major health insurance companies. Fees for home visits are higher and negotiated on the basis of the travel involved and time away from the office.
All my private practice work is supervised by NHS Clinical Leads (in their roles as a private clinical supervisors).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|