Alan Martin (BSc Hons, MBACP)
Hello, I am a BACP qualified therapist in Nottingham.
Choosing counselling can be hard but I believe that the counselling room can become a safe place where life can be discussed without judgement
Through my own experiences of therapy I have learned that it is the authentic relationship between the two of us that leads to growth and change. Within my relationship with you I will aim to be genuine, safe, accepting, open, imaginative, respectful and inclusive.
In private practice I work from a purpose built, air conditioned therapy room at Palmer House. It is a quiet, confidential and private space that is free from pressures, somewhere to talk about and explore whatever you need to in peace and without judgement.
I am passionate about my work and aim to provide a positive counselling experience.
I have specific experience working with individuals who have experienced stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. I also have vast experience working with clients with autism & learning difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been trained to degree level and have a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy gained following training with The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.
I have worked as a therapist for Nottingham Counselling Centre and I am currently working as a Primary Care Counsellor for the NHS.
Thirty hour additional CPD on working with young People – (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
Experiential Training on the Six Part Story Method (2019)
Exploring Race in the Therapeutic Relationship (2019)
Up to date fully enhanced DBS.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP),
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial obligation free session so that we can get to know each prior to starting any work. This affords and opportunity to ascertain a mutual desire to work together.
A free initial assessment lasting 30 minutes
Subsequent sessions are £40
All payments are in cash or by pay-pal at the time of the session.
The fees are £40 per session of 50 minutes and would be held weekly unless we negotiate differently.