Michael Martin BA, Dip Counselling, PGCEducation, CMCOSCA
8 Deer Park Ave
Fairways Business Park
0131 449 4545 (messages) / 07527 754485 (call or text)
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
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mens issues - difficulty talking about emotions
Initial assessment - £40 for 50 mins face to face session - FREE if you decide not to take up counselling.
Standard consultation - £40 for 50 minute 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|
Most weekdays 9.30 - 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|