Michael Martin, ACMCOSCA, Diploma Counselling, PGCEducation

Michael Martin, ACMCOSCA, Diploma Counselling, PGCEducation

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

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

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About me

I specialise in working with men - helping you to become more resilient and skilled in dealing with lifes difficulties. Deal with stress, negotiate satisfying relationships, and overcome painful feelings that undermine your peace of mind.

Starting counselling - confronting and sharing difficult thoughts and feelings - can at first feel daunting, but with a skilled and encouraging counsellor, clients gain insights and compassion for themselves, and thus are enabled to change and grow.

With a background in education, I am also experienced in helping with young people to overcome difficult family / relationship issues as well.

I am an Accredited Counsellor with COSCA (Counselling Scotland). This is only awarded to experienced counsellors who undertake a lengthy assessment process, and is regarded by many employers as a "gold standard" award.

Counselling is provided until 9.30 – 8 pm, in a modern office building, which is conveniently located just off the M8 (Jct 3) at Deerpark, Livingston. There is easy parking and full facilities onsite.

Understanding anxiety & managing it

Depression - finding hope & connection

Rebuilding low self esteem due to childhood emotional neglect, parental separation or abuse

Young adults - separating from your parents & becoming a person in your own right

Divorcing from your partner

Managing blended families

Work stress & self assertiveness

Overcoming porn addiction

I work as part of a practice comprising 3 qualified counsellors, all of whom share a similar counselling approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered as an Accredited Member of COSCA ref. 2994
  • Counselling Scotland (COSCA) Diploma in Counselling
  • 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 over 900 counselling hours and have been awarded Counsellor Accreditation.

Member organisations

COSCA

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mens issues - difficulty talking about emotions

Fees

First session - No Risk Trial - £40 if you decide to continue with counselling -

FREE if you decide it is not for you.

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Parking right outside the entrance. Lift available in the building, reception staff can help. Disabled toilets also.

Availability

Most weekdays 9.30 - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme