Martin holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He has been a certified counsellor and psychotherapist in practice for more than 15 years, working primarily with individual men and women.
Martin strives to create an emotionally safe and supportive atmosphere where clients feel valued and accepted, so they can open up and be heard with compassion not judgement. Knowing that counselling can bring up things like fear and shame, he works to be a gentle presence and guide as his clients do their work the way they want to do it at their pace. He provides therapy options, but ultimately, he believes clients are the experts on their own lives.
Martin enjoys working with clients on various issues, including trauma. That could mean physical, sexual, verbal/emotional abuse and/or neglect from childhood or in adult life, difficult family or workplace relationships, grief/loss, anger, stress, anxiety or depression.
Outside work, he likes spending time with family and friends, being active, travelling, playing guitar, reading and writing. He also enjoys TV and movies like most of us!