Sessions cost £50, paid in advance, and last 50 minutes.
A limited number of reduced-price sessions are available.
Martin offers face-to-face counselling.
Martin is a qualified counsellor working from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. He can help you to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that are difficult to live with. He offers an empathetic space to bring what you feel is affecting you by discussing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. so that you can develop together an alternative way of thinking and behaving. Working together in the session Martin will offer you skills and techniques to work with outside the counselling room.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, Martin was a youth worker at LGBT Youth Scotland for nine years. In addition to working at Southside Counselling, Martin is a tutor on the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills at the University of Strathclyde. Martin works with people aged 16+.
Martin works with a range of issues including:
• Low self-esteem
• Low Mood
• Issues connected to sexual orientation/gender identity (e.g. coming out)
Training and Experience
Martin’s qualifications include the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate and the SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork – A Cognitive Behavioural Approach. He also has Diplomas in Community Education and Gender Studies. He continues to add to his counselling skills through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and completed TA101: Introduction to Transactional Analysis in July 2021 for CPD purposes.