Michael Martin, Diploma Counselling, PGCEducation, PMCOSCA
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.
Counselling is provided until 9.30 – 9 pm, in a comfortable modern office building, which is conveniently located just off the M8 (Jct 3) at Deerpark, Livingston. There is easy parking and full facilities onsite, including a waiting area and tea/coffee facilities.
Anxiety & Panic attacks
Difficulties with Aspergers Syndrome
I work as part of a practice comprising 3 qualified counsellors, all of whom share a similar counselling approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Scotland (COSCA) Diploma in Counselling
- Registered Practitioner 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 over 800 counselling hours and have recently commenced the Counsellor Accreditation process.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- 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
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- 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 - 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|