About me

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),

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

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.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Alan Martin

Alan Martin