Martin Loughna

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Psychotherapist & Supervisor - PTSTA-P & CTA-P. EMDR.
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Making the decision to approach a talking therapy/counselling service is a huge step and knowing which therapist to choose can be overwhelming. Rest assured that if you choose Yorkshire Counselling & Therapy, I will quickly put you at ease as to what the process will entail. The essence of my approach is to work collaboratively with you to help address your problems. Clients report how empowered they feel by the way I work.

It might be that you are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with low mood, anxiety, relationship issues or other emotional/psychological problems. Alternatively, you may be having physical symptoms which have no clear cause but just won't go away. Negotiating the demands of an increasingly complex world and associated issues of identity, is another common reason for seeking therapy. Regardless, I can help you resolve these issues as well as help you find a more positive and healthy way of being.

Being trained to an advanced level in Transactional Analysis, with substantial experience, I can help you with the following:

* Understanding the origins of your difficulties
* Providing tools and techniques to empower you to reach your goals and/or
* Facilitating a process to enable empowerment and self-awareness.

Couples/Relationship Therapy

Couple therapy can feel daunting, not least because there are often differing expectations and anxieties about the process. Regardless of whether you want to work to improve your relationship or part on amicable terms, therapy can help enormously. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified as a Provisional Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA-P) as well as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA-P). I am also an EMDR Therapist. 

These are Level 7 qualifications requiring rigorous and ongoing commitment to professional and personal development. Please note, in seeking a Transactional Analyst, the minimum requiring for a safe, robust and effective practice is 4 years training to achieve the level 7 diploma qualification. 

Throughout my 14 years working as a psychotherapist, I have gained extensive experience of working with a diverse range of clients in terms of sexuality, identity, race, ethnicity, culture, class and disability.  In keeping with best practice, I have a supervisor (TSTA).

Previously,  I was course leader and lectured in counselling which, combined with extensive experience of working in the NHS and local authority, serves to enrich the service I can offer to clients. At a more personal level, I have for many years held passionate interest in the wider factors contributing to health and well-being. In essence, all this means I am adept at working holistically.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Whilst I work with men, women and couples, all regardless of sexuality, culture, race, ethnicity and religious background, I also have particular areas of interest as follows:

  • Relationship difficulties whether they be as a couple or the wider family.
  • People with addictions.
  • People struggling with significant trauma.
  • People with long term conditions.
  • People struggling with aspects of identity.


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation service.

For individual clients in employment the base rate charge per 50 minute session is £70. 

For couples work I charge £100 per 1 hour session. Subject to negotiation I am able to offer longer sessions when working with couples. 

I also offer a limited number of concessionary/reduced cost places dependent upon income. Please contact me for more information.

My supervision rate is £70 per session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8am to 8pm during weekdays.

Further information

Sheffield (south):

As well as offering face-to-face therapy, I also provide walking and online (usually via Microsoft Teams) therapy according to a client's preferences. 

I use a room in my house which is in the S8 area (Greenhill) of south Sheffield. The space is comfortable and quiet with a positive therapeutic feel to it.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


In person

As a PTSTA, I offer clinical supervision, especially in responding to trauma, for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and related professions.

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Martin Loughna
Martin Loughna