Common Issues

Perhaps you are experiencing relationship difficulties, a loss, seemingly uncontrollable anger or anxiety, disabling low mood or you simply cannot shift an unwanted habit or fear. Talking to a caring and non-judgmental professional therapist can really make a difference. You may be contemplating getting help, nervous about taking that first step to get the assistance you need. Whether you are looking for assistance with relationship difficulties, emotional issues like depression or anxiety, or want to focus on personal development, I can help.

I have helped clients with a wide variety of long-term and more recently triggered difficulties. The most common issues treated are listed on this page. It is not unusual for different difficulties, such as anxiety and depression, to be present at the same time. If your concern isn’t listed please contact me to see if I think I can help you or suggest possible alternatives.

Some issues including psychosis, schizophrenia, personality disorders, bi-polar, serious substance misuse and eating disorders may require specialist and/or psychiatric help and access to such services can be obtained via your GP. Your GP is also an excellent initial contact for common issues if you wish to obtain a medical report, a medical diagnosis or you are considering medication such as anti-depressants.

Therapy is not intended as an emergency service and sessions are only available by appointment. If you feel in crisis or at risk of harming yourself or others you should report this immediately to your GP or attend your nearest Accident and Emergency department.

Calling on my many years of experience in the public, private and charity sectors, I will work with you to assess and discuss your concerns and goals and then undertake a specifically tailored treatment plan to meet your needs.

More About Some Common Issues:


Feeling panicky? Find out more about anxiety and how Achieving Balance can help.

Anxiety Therapy


Are you suffering, or showing signs of depression? Find out more about depression.

Treat Depression

Quit Smoking

Want to quit smoking, for good? If you’re looking to kick your bad habit, find out more.

Smoking Cessation

If you are interested in a free, 20-minute consultation, please feel free to contact me on 020 7096 8854 or you can contact me online. I am available from 7.30am to 8.30pm Monday through Friday, and Saturday mornings.

About Martin

Martin Cox Msc., Qualified Therapist And Counsellor In LondonI am a fully trained and accredited counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist. I am down-to-earth, easy to talk to and always balance a thoroughly professional approach with a good deal of common sense and humanity. Read more about me or my approach to therapy.

Issues Treated

Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Health Anxiety / Hypochondriasis
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder
Phobias, i.e. Agoraphobia
Bereavement and loss
Depression/low mood
Anger management
Personal development and coaching
Social Anxiety (or Social Phobia)
Relationship issues
Self esteem
Habits & Addictions
Smoking Cessation
Coping with Stress
Weight management

Therapies Offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Couple/marital therapy
  • Counselling (Integrative)
  • Family therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro Linguistic Progamming (NLP)
  • Psychotherapy (Integrative)
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)