Michael Martin BA, Dip Counselling, PGCEducation, CMCOSCA

Michael Martin BA, Dip Counselling, PGCEducation, CMCOSCA

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Unit 8
8 Deer Park Ave
Fairways Business Park
West Lothian
EH54 8AF

0131 449 4545 (messages) / 07527 754485 (call or text)

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Unit 8
8 Deer Park Ave
Fairways Business Park
West Lothian
EH54 8AF

0131 449 4545 (messages) / 07527 754485 (call or text)

About me

Is your child or teenager struggling to keep up with school work pressures, friends who mistreat him/her, unable to share what she/he is going through, but you sense their loneliness and unhappiness? If he/she needs help to sort this all out with someone who is not their parent or teacher, but who will support him/her uncritically, professionally, and in complete confidence, do get in touch.

After school counselling is provided until 9pm, in a comfortable modern office building, which is conveniently located just off the M8 (Jctn 3) at Deerpark, Livingston. There is easy parking and full facilities onsite, including a waiting area and tea/coffee facilities. Counselling is also available 9.30 - 5pm.

With a background in education, I specialise in working with young people.

PLUS: I currently do short term EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) work with employees.

PLUS: I have several male clients who come to counselling because they need help with understanding and managing their emotions - the notion that "men are not supposed to do emotions" is to blame for much of male unhappiness today. Having a male counsellor in this situation can be very helpful.

Anxiety & Panic attacks

Relationship difficulties


Exam stress

Parental separation


Low self-esteem

Work stress

Difficulties with Aspergers Syndrome

I work as part of a practice comprising 3 qualified counsellors, all of whom share a similar counselling approach, but who also bring their own diversity and personalities to counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Scotland (COSCA) Diploma in Counselling
  • Registered Counsellor Member of COSCA ref. M2994
  • Trained in Children / Young persons therapy (Place2Be & Headroom)
  • PG Education Diploma / BA (Hons)

25+ years working with primary age children, and young people, in outdoor education.

Since 2014 I have completed 600+ counselling hours and am preparing for Counsellor Accreditation.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mens issues - difficulty talking about emotions


Initial assessment - £40 for 50 mins face to face session.

Standard consultation - £40 for 50 mins face to face session.

Skype consultations are available - £35 for 50 minute session.

Further information

There is full disabled access to my counselling room including disabled toilets

Maps & Directions

Livingston, EH54 8AF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Most weekdays 9.30 - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme
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