Martha Scanlan

Martha Scanlan

East Grinstead
West Sussex

07796136136 / 07796136136

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About me

My name is Martha and I offer Couple, individual, family and teenagers counselling. I am qualified to work with Psychosexual therapy and also Supervision. I am a fully qualified Relate trained counsellor. I work in the East Grinstead area. I have over 30 years of experience providing therapy for couples, individuals, families and teenagers. I am also qualified to work in Psychosexual therapy with particular expertise in sexual addiction. I have worked extensively with teenagers that experience problems relating to self-harm and anxiety issues. I am also able to provide therapeutic help to adults and teenagers (over the age of 12) on the autistic spectrum and Aspergers.

I also offer supervision to trainees and fully qualified counsellors and Psychosexual therapists.

Deciding to find some support with a problem is the first step towards change. My aim is to provide clients with a safe and supportive environment in which they can feel at ease to explore their life and any difficulties they are experiencing. Therapy is a journey in which participants make an agreement to work together by listening, experiencing feelings and exploring life encounters and how these aspects are affecting their quality of life. Only by taking on this journey can people find more positive ways of managing life and find happiness.

Couple Counselling

I am a member of (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and of (COSRT) College of Psychosexual Therapists. The training that I have undergone has been with  Relate, University College London and The Family Institute. My experience of working with couples is extensive in all areas of relationship difficulties. These include communication difficulties and managing conflict / possible resentments that may create an atmosphere of emotional distance between partners. Managing the different stages of life in the relationship such as retirement, affairs and birth of children can be difficult for couples. Sometimes illnesses and long term health difficulties can create disruption in the couple and family relationship.

Couples and individuals that are in the autistic spectrum can find the different changes in a relationship very difficult to process and adjust. Therapy can help them to understand these behaviours and explore different modalities of managing them.

Counselling Teenagers

In my work with teenagers, I emphasise the exploration of their experiences of living in a society in which they find lots of stresses in their life. Although they may already have positive ways of coping they may feel stuck or not be able to deal with these challenges. This may be because of anxiety problems, family issues or personal difficulties. Therapy will help them to explore their emotional and mental processes and find alternative behaviour and understanding of their emotions.

Psychosexual Therapy.

Many individuals and couples experience difficulties in this area of their lives maybe because of past experiences, addictive behaviour or personal challenges. I work with a modality that is based on Cognitive behavioural therapy and the cycle of addiction.


I have experience of working as a therapist in many modalities as outlined above. This has given me the ability to understand the therapeutic endeavour through many lenses. I work in a systemic, psychodynamic, behavioural and person-centered approach. I am able to supervise individual practitioners and also provide group supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Dr Clinical Psychology
  • Member of the BACP
  • Member of COSRT
  • PGDip/MA in Couple and Individual Therapy.  Relate/ University College London
  • Dip in Psychosexual therapy. BASRT/Relate
  • Post grad Dip in Systemic Practice with families and couples Birkbeck college UEL/Relate
  • Cert Counselling young people. Youth Access
  • Dip in Individual and Group supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
  • CPD working with Sexual addiction
  • CPD Couples and individuals in the autistic spectrum
  • Enhanced DBS certificate

I adhere to the BACP and COSRT code of ethics and my work is supervised monthly. I continue my professional training and development by attending CPD courses on a regular basis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



£55 for a 50-minute session for Couple, individual and family counselling.

£50 for a 45-minute session for 12 to 18 yrs

£60 for one-hour supervision face to face or skype after the first session and  the  same rate for Psychosexual Therapy.


I work in an easily accessible private practice in East Grinstead area. This enables me to provide a confidential and comfortable space for clients.

I offer Monday daytime and evening, Thursday evening and Friday daytime.

I offer short and long term therapy to clients, depending on their needs and requirements. In the first session, we will discuss together the focus of the sessions and plan future sessions depending on clients` availability.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me via my email address for appointments and subsequent telephone contact.

I also offer therapy sessions in Spanish .

Maps & Directions

East Grinstead, RH19

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Spanish


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday daytime and evening, Thursday evening and Friday daytime. I work in East Grinstead and I am able to see clients from Copthorne, Lingfield and Crawley.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I have been qualified to work as a Supervisor for a number of years.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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