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Phil Martin MSc Counselling MBACP MACC

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11
07468 908937 07468 908937
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11

About me

During this challenging time I am offering counselling online using Whatsapp, Facetime and Zoom and by telephone. Once the situation eases, I will resume face-to-face counselling from my home in the north of Bournemouth.

We are all confined to our homes and this can cause great distress alongside the fear of the virus itself. It may also bring up other issues and anxieties so maybe this is a good opportunity to find help with them. Everyone is adjusting to life from our homes, so if you are looking for help, I would encourage you to try this and once the lockdown is eased we can work face-to-face.

I work in a way to help you to use the time and space to talk about the things that are of concern without feeling judged. During the initial session we can agree your goals and objectives in therapy and then work towards them, whilst providing ongoing help and support.  I have 40 year's experience working in the private, public and voluntary sectors that helps me bring a down-to-earth reality to my work with both short and long term clients.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MSc in Counselling – The University of Strathclyde
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling – The University of Strathclyde
  • SQA in Coaching Skills
  • CEng, MIET
  • BSc (Hons) Engineering – The City University, London


  • Practitioner Development in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Running therapeutic groups
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Enneagrams
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Pesso Boyden Theory
  • Non-Violent Communications
  • Couples Counselling

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work related stress.
Sexual indentity.
Christian and other faith clients.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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I can offer individual or couple sessions on-line or by telephone.

Each session lasts 1hour.

Individual counselling currently £45 per session. Couples £60 per session.

Concessions are available. Please ask for details.

Payment can be made by bank transfer.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I work from my bungalow. There is level access to the property and one step at the front door.


I have daytime and evening appointments available. I am based in the north of Bournemouth. Currently all appointments are online (Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp, Facetime) or by telephone.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Phil Martin MSc Counselling MBACP MACC

Phil Martin MSc Counselling MBACP MACC