Dermot Martin MSc (Psych) CTA (P) UKCP Reg. MBACP (Accred).
At times we all feel like our day is becoming too much,we are unsure how to move forward. Often, when people feel stuck, lost or unhappy – they may think about coming to therapy.
Each of us carries inside us, a model for relating to other people and to life itself. Parts of it may no longer be working for you and now needs change.
Psychotherapy provides a unique and special place for you to explore your concerns and feelings with someone who helps you gain insight into who you are, how you relate to other people and to life itself.
Working with individuals, couples and families, I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive approach; a safe place to focus on concerns, consider change and seek new perspectives.
I use a psychodynamic approach, drawing on Transactional Analysis, Relational Psychoanalysis, combining the latest research in neurobiology and regulation theory. Working relationally, I pay particular attention to the dynamics emerging in our sessions, as many of your emotional dilemmas with others will emerge in therapy sessions, so that together we can address them 'in person'.
Understanding the process of change, I have experienced personally the effectiveness of psychotherapy during difficult periods. I am sensitised to pain, suffering and how we can recover. As well as first hand experience of many of life's challenges, my work is informed by extensive training and professional clinical practice.
Working with relationships, I welcome heteronormative and same-sex couples. From a non-judgemental position, I consider the relationship as client. Together we identify the ways you and your partner interact that lead to dissatisfaction, criticism, or distance.
Each of you are invited to better understand what you really need from each other.
Once you understand this more clearly, you will learn new ways to express your needs and meet the needs of each other. Instead of repeating the same old fights and arguments, you will learn to communicate better and resolve conflicts. Instead of becoming angry, hateful, and pushing each other away, you will learn to relate to each other in more vulnerable and authentic ways.
As you each find courage to bring yourself more fully into your relationship, you will often feel closer to each other and engage in fewer behaviors that decrease trust, and destroy the foundation of mutual respect, love, and friendship.
Couples therapy can also help you discover that your differences are too great and that the best solution for each of you will be to end the relationship.
My work with families is short-term and solution focused.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Psychotherapy with distinction from the Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University , with a reputation for professional excellence.
I'm also a certified Relational Transactional Analyst CTA (P) in the field of psychotherapy with individuals, couples and groups.
Postgraduate Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling, Metanoia Institute.
My work includes long and short-term psychotherapy within private practice, NHS and other institutional settings - with clients presenting an extensive range of personal struggles such as relationship issues, developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, many types of addiction, somatic illness, low self-esteem, sexual issues, bereavement, identity and personality issues.
I pursue ongoing training, learning, and personal growth as part of my commitment to the challenge and enjoyment of working with the complexities of the human psyche.
I am bound by the Codes of Ethics and Professional Procedures of the following organisations.
BACP (Bristish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy)
EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)
IARPP (International Association of relational psychoanalysis)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Physical symptoms where underlying cause may be psychological.
Starting at £80 for individuals and £110 for couples
My professional interest includes the process of change, cultural identity and creativity.
I also run a small therapy group through the course of the year, please enquire for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning,afternoon and evening.
Types of client