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Ian Martin

Ian Martin

Mindfulness Practitioner in London

I am a CBT Therapist working in London. I specialise in Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Performance Anxiety and various phobias and behavioural problems, including addictions and substance abuse.
I also provide Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
I work in a variety of locations in London. I am based at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton for two days a week, and I also see clients in Central London, and in Vauxhall in South East London. I am also available for Mindfulness Based Coaching in a non-clinical or business setting, and often work with commercial clients to deliver improved performance and productivity.
My coaching work focuses on Psychological Flexibility as a central principal for well being and mental health.

Background & Qualifications

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) specialising in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT).
I see clients on a 1:1 basis at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton, South West London, as well as in private practise in Central London.
I facilitate a weekly REBT based Self Acceptance Group at the Priory Hospital on Wednesday mornings. The group is open to In-Patients, Out-Patients and Day-Care Patients taking part in the Group Therapy Day Care Programme.
I am a Senior Lecturer at the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in London lecturing on Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Advanced Integrative I & II Diploma courses. (http://www.cbttherapies.org.uk).
I have an MSc in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

My Specialisms

Although my main specialisms are Performance Anxiety and Social Anxiety, I have a special interest in Self Acceptance (selfacceptance.co). However, a specialism should not have the effect of neglecting other treatments areas. I believe that a maintaining a broad-based approach to problem solving is the most effective way to provide therapeutic help. (rebt.help)
I also provide Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and I work with Compassion Focused Therapy when it is indicated.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I usually see clients and patients on a 1:1 basis for hour long sessions, and the length of therapy (number of sessions) is dependant on a variety of factors, so I tend to maintain a flexible approach to therapy duration. CBT is a goal-directed solution-focused therapy and works best when there is a clear therapy goal identified during a detailed assessment.
CBT can be a flexible model and is often criticised by other therapeutic traditions of being too superficial. CBT is not superficial, but can be flexible and eclectic in it's scope.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person Please Call
Mindfulness In Person Please Call