Martin Pollecoff MSc CASS, MSc Psych, UKCP
Your preliminary session is free and lasts up to 90 minutes. I know just how nerve-racking it can be to see a new therapist or to enter therapy for the first time so we can meet up and talk and it won't cost you a thing.
I do this because the most important factor in predicting the success of any therapy is whether you and the therapist hit it off and whether you feel comfortable in working with that person. For my part I can listen to what you want and then let you know whether I feel I can help and if I feel that I can not, I will recommend someone who can and that service is free of charge.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began work in 1977 with Exegesis, the UK's EST. I have an MSc from Surrey University in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, (CASS). This was a humanistic training for mentors and life-coaches.
I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University as well as a Diploma in Clinical Practice from The Metanoia Institute and membership to the UKCP.
For the past 16 year I have trained with Drs Hal and Sidra Stone in 'Voice Dialogue' which is terrific for couples work.
For seven years I was an Honorary Psychotherapist in the NHS working in Soho's Community Mental Health Team. For five years I was Chair of 'The Minster Centre on the the UKs leading colleges', and I am an elected trustee of the UKCP
I founded and run 'The Long Boat Home' an organisation that arranges low-cost therapy for ex service men and woman and their families.www.thelongboathome.co.uk
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experience in working with ex-members of the armed forces as well as members of the emergency services.
As well as offering individual therapy I am experienced iin Couples Counselling and relationship Issues. Plus, long-term support for those who who have Bipolar Disorder.
Sliding Scale with an average of £65.
As well as offering individual therapy I am experienced in Couples Counselling and relationship Issues - plus, long-term support for those who who have Bipolar Disorder.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I was trained in supervision by the Metanoia Institute and I hold their 'Certificate in the Principles of the Theory and Practice of Supervision'.View supervision profile