Jon Martyn

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Art Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner & clinical supervisor
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DS
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About me

I am a state-regulated HCPC-registered art psychotherapist and qualified EMDR practitioner. I can provide art psychotherapy or EMDR separately, or offer them together as a combined approach. 

I’ve been providing therapy for more than 15 years with an approach that is relatable, humanistic, psychodynamic and socially engaged. 

I aim to create spaces where trauma and adversity can be explored, and overcome. As an art therapist, imagination and creativity are a central part of my work and help my clients open up new ways of thinking and discover opportunities to move forward in their lives. 

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. This is a short-term structured trauma treatment that has been proven to help people recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. 

One of the reasons EMDR is so effective for addressing trauma is that it can help the brain reprocess difficult memories, stopping them from causing so much distress and healing past pain. EMDR usually needs between six to 12 sessions to have an effect.

For more information about EMDR see:

Art Psychotherapy 
Art psychotherapy tends to be a longer, more open-ended therapeutic process than EMDR. Sessions are built around explorative art-making, conversation, and a reparative therapeutic relationship, where experiences and thoughts can be witnessed and held. This creative process can be very effective for giving shape to feelings that can be difficult to put into words. 

For more information about art psychotherapy see:

My experience
Over the last 15 years, I have worked with a wide range of clients with a diverse set of needs, including:

  • Complex trauma
  • Borderline personality disorder / Emotionally unstable personality disorder
  • Forced displacement and migration
  • Long term anxiety
  • Insecurity and self-identity
  • Relationship troubles and patterns of conflict

My practice celebrates difference and is sensitive to queer identities, neurodiversity, class, gender and cultural diversity, and the many intersections of identity. I will always take an interest in what you need to be able to feel safe, in order to make the most of our time together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a state registered Art Psychotherapist, registered with HCPC and a member of the British Association of Art Therapists.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked as a Clinical Lead at Share Psychotherapy, a lecturer on the Art Psychotherapy MA at Goldsmiths College and co-founded a Therapeutic Art Studio for refugees – the New Art Studio.

For my full career history, see my LinkedIn page:

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I’ll suggest a short conversation before our first meeting to allow you to get a sense of my approach and for me, an idea of what you are looking for. 

Art psychotherapy sessions are usually weekly and last for 60 minutes.
EMDR sessions can be longer, lasting up to 90 minutes per session.

Please feel welcome to get in touch about concessions, and let me know a little about your personal circumstances. My concession fee is £40

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

38 Bank Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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The practice is on the ground floor. Please left me know about any needs you have, I'll be happy to share videos and show you in person prior to arranging a session.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

British Association of Art Therapists approved supervisor.

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