Making a difference by working with treatments that work!
Clinical Lead: Martin Wilks
Chartered Psychologist, Practitioner Psychologist,
Registered Counselling Psychologist, Coaching Psychologist
MSc.Couns Psych, Dip.Couns.Psych, Dip.PC Counselling, C.Psychol
is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), a Senior Practitioner member of the register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP) and is a registered applied psychology practice supervisor (RAPPS).
He has almost 3 decades experience of helping clients in a variety of contexts, from a wide range of ages, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Having accumulated 16 years experience in the development, management and supervision of counselling services in a frontline London, public-sector institution he now works independently offering counselling, psychotherapy, coaching, mediation, supervision, training and mentoring.
“Although I now find myself at the cutting edge of contemporary developments in behaviour change therapy I still rely essentially on the healing power of establishing a genuine person-to-person, heart-to-heart relationship. The rapidly developing ‘3rd wave’ of the CBT tradition (In which I specialise as a clinician and trainer) honours the values of my earlier humanistic training, integrates the insights and practices from my involvement with the ‘mindfulness, acceptance & compassion’ traditions, and encourages me to conduct myself as a ’scientist practitioner’. This is key to providing all of my clients with evidence-based treatment; in other words, working with what works.”
Working with individuals, couples, personal development groups or corporate groups – and whether the format is: counselling/psychotherapy/CBT, mentoring, supervision, coaching, mediation or conflict resolution – the intended, collaborative outcome is to improve and enrich the life of the individuals concerned by identifying values, and meaningful intentions and encouraging forward movements in those directions.
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Martin can quote many specialist areas – mainly due to extensive frontline experience. They include:
- Childhood abuse/neglect
- Personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Parenting issues
- Smoking cessation
- Mindful Eating
- Life transitions
- Career changes
- Work related issues
- Sleep problems
- Panic disorder
- Managing anger
- Trauma / PTSD
- Chronic pain management
- ME / CFS management
- Working with couples
“I don’t, however, narrowly categorise individuals’ needs according to diagnoses because I work with people, not diagnoses; I believe that a successful outcome is best achieved through tailoring differing psychological techniques & practices according to clients’ individual needs.
“At the core of most emotional and psychological problems lies a pattern of psychological inflexibility. Leading to a narrowing of behavioural repertoires in certain trigger situations; such patterns are often based upon early personal history. I offer techniques and ways of being which enhance psychological flexibility thus enabling a client to respond with new behaviours (rather than to react according to the usual inflexible pattern) which move them in meaningful and valued directions.”
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