Achieving Balance is a Therapy Practice based in London. Having worked in talking therapies since 2003, I offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for a wide range of issues to individuals, couples and families from all kinds of backgrounds and from every age group. I offer a flexible approach to your therapy, including a range of services, therapies and options.
London Therapist, Martin Cox Msc.
After 20 years in the financial sector, I finally found my passion in life when I began work as a relationship counsellor in Relate in 2003. Since then, I have trained in systemic therapy, broadening my work into helping families, children and young people, both in Relate and as a project manager in The Place2Be, a schools-based project offering counselling to children, as well as offering support and guidance to parents and teaching staff and supervision to a team of counsellors.
I have also undertaken substantial training in Hypnotherapy and NLP (awarded two diplomas including the industry benchmark HPD), Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These latter qualifications have led me to work as a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in the NHS.
I have now brought this wealth of experience into my private practice. In order to ensure the highest possible standards of service, I regularly undertake continuous professional development to keep my skills up to date, and I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) who undertakes regular clinical supervision of my work. Similarly, in relation to my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I am an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered hypnotherapist in the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). (Please note: The Department of Health recommends that, where CNHC registers the professional discipline in question (e.g. hypnotherapy), you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.)
I have recently put a hold on my NHS role to focus my attention full-time on my private practice. In my spare time, I am found enjoying sports (although this is all too often from the comfort of an armchair) and reading therapy books and research for fun (!). I live with my wife, two teenage children, our dog named Harley, and a very elderly goldfish (whose name escapes me).