Michael Martin, ACMCOSCA, Diploma Counselling, PGCEducation
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mens issues - difficulty talking about emotions
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.
There is full disabled access to my counselling room including disabled toilets
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Parking right outside the entrance. Lift available in the building, reception staff can help. Disabled toilets also.
Most weekdays 9.30 - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|