Phil Martin MSc Counselling MBACP

Phil Martin MSc Counselling MBACP


07468 908937

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About me

We are all individuals and I am able to tailor the way I work to my clients' particular goals and needs. Based largely on the person-centered core model, I aim to create a space where it feels safe to talk about the things that are of concern without feeling judged. Central to this approach is the relationship between the counsellor and the client, establishing trust  to enable the client to explore issues in their own time and in their own way.

I often draw on my 40 years experience working in the private, public and voluntary sectors to bring a down-to-earth reality into my client work. I understand the world of work and the impact it has on our day-to-day lives and can offer support to clients facing redundancy, stress at work and important career decisions.

Where appropriate, I also integrate elements of coaching and solution focused therapy into my work both short and long term.

I am experienced in helping clients with a faith background and those exploring their sexual identity.

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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Photos & videos

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

Each session lasts 1hour. Individual counselling costs £45 per session. Couples cost £60 per session.

Payment can be made in cash or bank transfer.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have daytime and evening appointments available. I am based in the north of Bournemouth.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme