Coronavirus Mitigations

While legal restrictions have been lifted to a significant degree, vigilance regarding covid19 remains important and attention to surges in infection and regular day-to-day protocols should help us limit the risk of infection.  I am only offering face-to-face appointments in the following circumstances: Testing: Clients and I will both take a covid test on the day…

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New Book – Balancing on Quicksand

I am delighted that my new edited book will be published in September. It is entitled ‘Balancing on Quicksand: Reflections on power, politics and the relational‘ and it is published by Palgrave in their ‘Pivot’ Series. As well as my own chapters, there are contributions from Yetunde Ade-Serrano, Pari Bathai, Julia Brewer, Helen Damon, Miltos…

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Face to Face work

As government guidelines change, I will soon be returning to face to face work in a phased fashion. In the first phase I will be offering a limited number of sessions per week in person and keeping a number of sessions available remotely. Please feel do discuss your preference with me when you email or…

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Christmas leave

Martin will be on annual leave from December 23rd 2020 and return to work – remotely – on January 5th 2021. Here is hoping that everyone has as safe and happy a Christmas as is possible in the ongoing health crisis.

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Black Trans Lives Matter

June 2020 – Pride month. But Pride with a difference. The pandemic has cancelled the parade and at the same time the killing of George Floyd has illuminated the fact that racism is everywhere, playing out interpersonally and systemically with fatal consequences.  Black Lives Matter asks each of us to think about our role in…

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Guidance for online therapy

Guidance for online Psychotherapy Sessions  While psychotherapy is usually conducted face to face, a variety of modalities is actually possible. I see most clients in person, but also provide regular remote sessions where distance is an issue and of course, I occasionally complement face to face sessions with remote sessions where health or travel issues…

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Support during the current Covid-19 emergency

Social distancing Lockdown and self-isolation can be difficult for a social species, it can lead to despair, loneliness, and exacerbate feelings of depression. Therapy can help you connect to your optimism and become mindful of meeting your emotional needs during this period of change. Worry, anxiety and panic The pandemic is, quite understandably, upsetting for…

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Therapy and social distancing

Everyone will be aware that we need to prioritise social distancing in Britain at the moment, this means I will not be seeing clients in a face to face capacity for the duration. Instead, for clients who are interested, and it is appropriate, I will be offering therapy through telephone and video conferencing platforms. To…

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Coronavirus Update

In light of the government’s advice in relation to the slowing down of the spread of the coronavirus, I will not be seeing people in a face to face capacity for a while. The exact point to reconvene will be determined by the advice given in due course. This does not mean that I will…

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Information on the Coronavirus

The coronavirus is understandably something that many people are concerned about. A starting point to understand it, the public health response and ways to limit the risk of infection is the Government Website which is updated regularly. It is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public Should you have relevant symptoms, have travelled from an area hit by the…

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