OPD Points: 5



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Dr Martin Smith

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Martin J Smith PhD is a psychotherapist with a well established private practice based in Nottingham, as well as a Senior Lecturer and Trainer for Nottingham Trent University. He specialises in the treatment of anxiety, psychological trauma and post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), as well as depression, stress, phobias and relationship issues. As a trainer he delivers programmes around personality and in particular what might be termed “the dark side of personality” – this demonstrating extremely difficult behavior as well as controlling, intimidating and manipulative behaviours.One of his key strengths lies in his ability to draw on a wide range of skills and techniques to assist his clients to take back control of their lives and begin to move on in a positive and rewarding way. He is a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). He holds a diploma in psychotherapy working from Solution focused and Brief therapy approach. He has a Bachelors degree in psychotherapy with specific focus on clinical hypnosis and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.His research, study and training has enabled him to have a very deep knowledge base from which he can draw to assist client’s with a range of issues. As a trainer Martin presents on subjects such as enhancing psychological and emotional resilience, dealing with different personality types and personality disorders and issues relating to compassion fatigue for all in the health and social care field.As a therapist he works from the third wave CBT model of ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Solution Focused Therapy approaches. A qualified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy and Integrated Parts Therapy Martin also draws on his knowledge of Clinical Hypnosis and Mindfulness to give a full and rounded approach to dealing with often difficult psychological issues that people can present. He has also written numerous articles for UK and US Magazines. He is a member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Sciences ACBS and a life member of the Open University Psychological Society OUPS. He is a past member of The Institute for Leadership and Management – ILM and the Chartered Management Institute – CMI.


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