About me

Martin PollecoffI am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist.

I was trained in the Metanoia Institute and have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy. I also hold their Diploma of Clinical Practice plus their Certificate of Supervision, which is for Senior Practioners, and means that you supervise the work of other therapists.

I also hold a Masters Degree in Change Agents Skills and Strategies. This was awarded by Surrey University’s ‘Human Potential Research Group’ and was one of the first degrees in the UK to take a Humanistic view of Change on an individual, group and organisational basis. It was also probably the first course in the UK for Coaches and Mentors.

My psychotherapy training meant working in various Psychotherapy Agencies and settings.

I learned my craft with CAES an Alcohol and Substance Misuse Clinic in Wrexham,  which was linked with the Maelor Hospital.  Then, three years with MIND, first in Wrexham, and then in Harrow Road,  Westminster . And for 7 years, I worked years part time as an Honorary Therapist in the NHS as part of Westminster’s Community Mental Health Team ( CMHT) that was in Soho and then Victoria.  Our CMHT partnered with the Gordon Hospital.

I have been Chair of The Minster Centre (6 years),  Chair of the Association of Humanistic Psychotherapists, a board member of the UKCP (three years) and what else… oh yes ….eight years ago I started www.thelongboathome.co.uk which is a national network of Psychotherapists who offer reduced cost work to ex-services personal and their families. We are now linked with ‘Help for Heroes’ and ‘Walking with the Wounded’ who both use our services.

My work in the field of ‘change’ goes back to 1977 when I became a group trainer with ‘Exegesis’, today I prefer to work on a one-to-one basis.