Martin Loughna, Dip. in TA Psychotherapy. Registered BACP Member.
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. Regardless, I can help you resolve these issues as well as help you find a more positive and healthy way of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (an intensive 4-year training programme) and offer both counselling and psychotherapy. In keeping with best practice, I have a supervisor (TSTA/CTA). For the past 8 years a significant proportion of my caseload has been drawn from GP referrals.
Until recently 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- 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
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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:
- People with addictions.
- People with anger management issues.
- Helping people overcome anxiety, depression and/or relationship issues.
- People with long term conditions.
- People struggling with aspects of identity.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation service.
For people in employment the base rate charge per 50 minute session is £45.
There is no extra charge for working with couples.
I also offer a limited number of concessionary/reduced cost places dependent upon income. Please contact me for more information.
I use a room in my house which is in the S2 area (Heeley and Meersbrook) of south Sheffield. The space is comfortable and quiet with a positive therapeutic feel to it.
My location in Sheffield is 10 mins walk from the A61 and very close to a number of bus routes (18, 10, 10a, 56, 252, 721). The tram is about 20 mins walk away. For further information on public transport to south Sheffield see www.travelsouthyorkshire.com to plan your journey.
Close to Holmfirth:
I rent a comfortable and quiet room in Armitage Bridge which is close to Berry Brow railway station and about 2.5 miles from Huddersfield town centre. Here is the Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/DwgSeSL6x232
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am to 8pm during weekdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|