Professor Martin Milton

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Position: Professor of Counselling Psychology
Email: miltonm@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Psychotherapy & Psychology
Programme/s: DPsych Counselling Psychology

Professional Biography

Martin is Professor of Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University London, where he was previously programme director for Counselling Psychology.  Prior to that he was at the University of Surrey and was course director on the PsychD Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology.

Martin has always maintained a clinical/ therapeutic role alongside his academic position and held NHS appointments with the Kingston and District NHS Trust, and was Consultant Psychologist in Psychotherapy with North East London Mental Health Trust. Martin now works in independent practice.

Martin was one of the recipients of the 2012 British Psychological Society Award for the promoting of equality of opportunity.

Martin has published in a wide variety of professional and scholarly journals. His upcoming book The personal is political: Stories of difference and psychotherapy  is being published by Palgrave. His three edited books are Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to therapeutic and social issues, published by Wiley-Blackwell, Diagnosis and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to understanding distress and Sexuality: Existential perspectives

Qualifications

  • DPsych (Counselling Psychology), City, University of London (2000)
  • Post-MA Clinical Supervision Programme, Regent’s University London (1996)
  • Statement of Equivalence to the British Psychological Society Diploma in Counselling Psychology, British Psychological Society (1994)
  • MA in the Psychology of Therapy and Counselling, Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology (1993)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology, University of South Africa, (1991)
  • BA Psychology and Sociology, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. (1985)

Relevant Past Employment

Academic appointments

  • Dept of Psychology, School of Human Sciences, University of Surrey: Senior Lecturer and Course Director PsychD Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology

NHS appointments

  • Consultant Psychologist in Psychotherapy. The Hedgecock Centre, North East London Mental Health Trust.
  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist / Clinical Supervisor. Acre Rd Clinic, Kingston-Upon-Thames,
  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton NHS

Other work

  • Independent practice in counselling psychology and psychotherapy (From 2004)

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

Martin is a Chartered Psychologist, on the British Psychological Society register of psychologists specialising in psychotherapy and the Register of Applied Psychology Supervisors. He is registered with the HCPC as a counselling psychologist and he is a UKCP registered Existential Psychotherapist. Martin is also a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Teaching & Course Development

Martin is a former course director of the University of Surrey PsychD in psychotherapeutic and counselling psychology and programme director of counselling psychology programmes at Regent’s University London. Martin has developed modules and programmes and led courses through BPS and HCPC re-accreditations.

Martin currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Counselling Psychology Theory
  • Working with difference and discrimination
  • Critical Psychopathology

Research Supervision

Supervised Masters and doctoral-level projects from 1997 to the current time. Projects supervised included studies on meditation, evidence-based practice, lesbian and gay psychology/psychotherapy, political dimensions of therapeutic practice, existential psychotherapy and the restorative power of the natural world.

Examining

Martin has acted as internal examiner on programmes at both the University of Surrey and Regent’s University London.

Martin has been programme external examiner for:

  • University of Malta programmes in Clinical, Health and Counselling Psychology
  • Glasgow University/ University of Strathclyde Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
  • London Metropolitan University, Postgraduate Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology.
  • New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Martin has been external examiner for individual practitioner doctorates and/or PhD theses at:

  • Metanoia Institute,
  • New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • University of Leicester
  • University of East London
  • City University
  • Regent’s University London RSPP
  • Roehampton University. 

Research Interests

Martin is currently supervising doctoral students researching issues related to sexuality, difference and Otherness and the psychological impact of these. 

Publications

Books

  • Milton, M. (2018). The personal is political: Stories of difference and psychotherapy, Palgrave: Basingstoke
  • Milton, M. (Ed) Sexuality: Existential perspectives, PCCS Books, Ross-on-Wye
  • Milton, M. (Ed) (2011) Diagnosis and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to understanding human distress, PCCS books
  • Milton, M. (Ed) (2010) The Consulting Room and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues, WileyBlackwell, Chichester

Published book chapters

  • Milton, M. ‘Forming a relationship: A phenomenological encounter’, in B. Douglas, R. Woolfe, S. Strawbridge, V. Galbraith and E. Kasket (Eds) Handbook of Counselling Psychology (4th edition), Sage, London
  • Milton, M. ‘Psychological practice in a time of environmental crisis: Counselling psychology and ecopsychology’, in B. Douglas, R. Woolfe, S. Strawbridge, V. Galbraith and E. Kasket (Eds) Handbook of Counselling Psychology (4th edition), Sage, London
  • Milton, M. (2015). ‘The effects of pollution and population on the environment’, in D.G. Nemeth and R. Hamilton (eds) Ecopsychology: Advances from the intersection of psychology and environmental protection, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger
  • Introduction: Sexuality: Debates and controversies in M. Milton, Sexuality: Existential perspectives, PCCS Books: Ross-on-Wye
  • ‘Epilogue’, in M. Milton, Sexuality: Existential perspectives, PCCS Books, Ross-on-Wye
  • Spry-Leverton, A. and Milton, M. ‘Is honesty the best policy? Sexual Attraction in therapy’, in M. Luca (Ed) Sexual Attraction in Therapy
  • ‘Preface’, in Milton, M. (Ed) (2011) Diagnosis and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to understanding human distress, PCCS books
  • Atcheson, L. and Milton, M.(2012) ‘Phobias: Extreme fear in everyday situations’, in Milton, M. (Ed) (2011) Diagnosis and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to understanding human distress, PCCS books
  • ‘Epilogue’ in Milton, M. (Ed) (2011) Diagnosis and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to understanding human distress, PCCS books
  • Milton, M. (2010) ‘Introduction’, in M. Milton (Ed) Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions totherapeutic and social issues, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester
  • Milton, M. (2010) ‘Fundamentals of counselling psychology’,  in M. Milton (Ed) Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions totherapeutic and social issues, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester
  • Milton, M. (2010) pModels of practicep, in M. Milton (Ed) Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions totherapeutic and social issues, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester
  • Milton, M. (2010) ‘Counselling psychology and the wider world’, in M. Milton (Ed) Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions totherapeutic and social issues, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester
  • Milton, M. (2010) ‘Epilogue: And finally…’,  in M. Milton (Ed) Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions totherapeutic and social issues, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester
  • Milton, M., Craven, M. and Coyle, A. (2010) ‘Understanding human distress: Moving beyond the concept of “psychopathology”’, in M. Milton (Ed) Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions totherapeutic and social issues, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester
  • Milton, M. (2010) ‘Coming home to roost: Counselling psychology and the natural world’, in M. Milton (Ed) Therapy and beyond: Counselling psychology contributions totherapeutic and social issues, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester
  • Hicks, C. and Milton, M. (2010) ‘Sexual identities: Meanings for counselling psychology practice’, in R. Woolfe, S. Strawbridge, B. Douglas and W. Dryden (Eds) Handbook of Counselling Psychology, Sage, London
  • Milton, M. (2009) ‘”Supervision” as we know it: An existential impossibility’ in E. van Deurzen and S. Young (eds) Existential Perspectives on Supervision in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
  • Milton, M. (2007) ‘Being Sexual: Existential Contributions to Psychotherapy with Gay Male Clients’,  in E. Peel, V. Clarke and J. Drescher (Eds) British Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologies: Theory, Research and Practice, The Haworth Medical Press, Binghampton, NY
  • Milton, M. (2006) ‘Evidence-based Practice: Issues for Psychotherapy’, in D. Lowenthal and D. Winter (Eds) What is Psychotherapeutic Research? Karnac, London
  • Milton, M. (2005) ‘The Ethics (or Not) of Evidence-Based Practice’, in R. Tribe and J. Morrissey (Eds) Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Brunner-Routledge, Hove
  • Milton, M. (2005) ‘Political and Ideological Issues’, in E. van Deurzen and C. Penhallow (Eds) Existential perspectives on human issues: A handbook for therapeutic practice. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Milton, M. and Coyle, A. (2003) ‘Sexual Identity: Affirmative Practice with Lesbian and Gay Clients’, in R.Woolfe, S. Strawbridge and W. Dryden (Eds) Handbook of Counselling Psychology (2nd edition), Sage, London
  • Milton, M,  Coyle, and Legg, C. (2002) ‘Defining the Domain’, In A. Coyle and C. Kitzinger (eds), Lesbian and Gay Psychology: New Perspectives. BPS Blackwell
  • Milton, M. (2001) ‘Supervision: Researching Therapeutic Practice’, in M. Carroll and M. Tholstrup (Eds) Integrative Approaches to Supervision,  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London
  • Milton, M. (2000) ‘Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy’, in D. Davies and C. Neal (Eds) Therapeutic Perspectives on Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients, Buckingham, Open University Press
  • Milton, M. (2007) ‘Roberto: Living with HIV – Issues of Meaning and Relationship in HIV Related Psychotherapy’, S. Du Plock, (ed) (1997) Case Studies in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, Wiley, Chichester

Journal Articles

  • Milton, M. (2017). A is for… Altruism, The Psychologist, January 2017, p80.
  • Jowett, A. and Milton, M. (2016). Interview: Moving Beyond the Binaries: Adam Jowett in conversation with Martin Milton, Psychology of Sexualities Review, 6(2):
  • Atnas, C. Milton, M. and Archer, S. (2016). The transitioning process: The transitioning experiences of trans men, Psychology of Sexualities Review, 6(1): 5-17.
  • Milton, M. (2014). Moffie, The Psychologist, Annual Conference 2015 Special Issue, 28-29.
  • Sant, M. and Milton, M. (2015). Trainee Practitioners’ Experiences of the Psychodynamic Supervisory Relationship and Supervision: A Thematic Analysis The Clinical Supervisor, 34(2): 204-231, DOI:10.1080/07325223.2015.1086917
  • Milton, M. (2015). Existential perspectives on sexuality: Enriching the practice of psychotherapy.World Journal of Psychotherapy, 1 (8): 52-57. http://rusworld.ruspsy.net/article.php?post=762
  • Willig, C., Berguno, G., Cooper, M., Milton, M., du Plock, S. and Spinelli, E. (2015). SEA Conference Round Table: The challenge to theory in existential psychotherapy, Existential Analysis, 26(2):  225-236.
  • Atnas, C., Milton, M., & Archer, S. (2015). Making the decision to change: Experiences of trans men. Counselling Psychology Review. 30(1) 33-42.
  • Edwards, W. and Milton, M. (2014). Retirement therapy? Older people’s experiences of existential therapy in their transition to retirement, Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M. (2014). Sexuality: Where counselling psychology and existential theory come together, Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M. (2014). The struggle to succeed: The experiences of professional boxers. Contemporary Psychotherapy.
  • Head, S. & Milton, M. (2014). The bisexual experience of intimate partner abuse. Journal of Bisexuality, 14 (2), 277-299.
  • Milton, M. (2014). Eco and Queer Psychologies: Natural allies to resist ‘Othering’, Ecopsychology.
  • Milton, M. (2014). Moffie, The Psychologist, 27(1): 28-29.
  • Milton, M. (2013). Report from the Greek-Swedish Joint Conference on ‘Existence and Psychotherapy’, Hermaneutic Circular, October 2013.
  • Spedding, S. and Milton, M. (2013). The body, the book and the organisation: Towards a post-structuralist understanding of anorexia nervosa and its treatment in a clinical setting, Counselling Psychology Review, 28(3).
  • Heckert, J., Milton, M. and Barker, M. (2012). Editorial: Queering ecopsychology, European Journal of Ecopsychology, 3: 1-4.
  • Milton, M. (2012). From Hogwarts to the boxing ring: Courage, creativity and psychological wellbeing, Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Knowlson, T and Milton, M. Some of my best friends are psychoanalysts, Psychology of Sexualities Review.
  • Head, S. & Milton, M. (2012). Intimate partner violence within the LGBT Community: What is the UK situation? Psychology of Sexualities Review, 3(1), 71-88.
  • Corbett, L and Milton, M. ‘Ecopsychology: A Perspective on Trauma’, the European Journal of Ecopsychology, 2: 28-47.
  • Milton, M. (2011). Holding the tension: Relational perspectives in counselling psychology practice, Psychology Aotearoa, v3 (2): 104-107.
  • Milton, M. (2011). Response to Moller (2011): ‘Diversity’ still requires epistemological clarity, Counselling Psychology Review, 26 (3): 89-91.
  • Corbett, L. and Milton, M. (2011). Existential Therapy: A Useful Approach to Trauma? Counselling Psychology Review, 26 (1), pp 66-78.
  • Jordan, M., Stephens, P. and Milton, M. (2010). Editorial – Ecopsychology: Past, present and future, European Journal of Ecopsychology, V1:1.
  • Favali, V. and Milton, M. (2010). Disabled Horse-Rider’s Experience of Horse-Riding: Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Contact with Animals, Existential Analysis, 21.2: pp 251-262.
  • Fletcher, R. and Milton, M. (2010). Have you ever wondered what it might be like to try and cuddle a tiger? An interpretative phenomenological analysis of practitioners’ experiences of aggression. Existential Analysis, 21.1: pp 23-36.
  • T. Raisanen, P. Cachia and M. Milton (2010). Guest editorial: Psychodynamic contributions to counselling psychology practice, Counselling PsychologyReview Special edition: Psychodynamic contributions to counselling psychology practice, 25 (2): 4-5.
  • Milton, M. (2009). Waking up to Nature: A new direction for psychological practice, Ecopsychology, 1 (1): pp 1-6.
  • Fletcher, R. and Milton, M. (2009). Being Aggressive: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Kung Fu Practitioners’ Experience of Aggression –Existential Analysis, pp 20.1: 20-34
  • Milton, M. (2008). Expectations of Supervision: Everything to everyone? …or nothing to no-one? –Counselling Psychology Review Occasional Papers, August 2008
  • Milton, M. (2008). Guest Editor’s column, Special Issue of Counselling Psychology Review, (23.2) May 2008
  • Higley, N. and Milton, M. (2008). Our connection to the Earth: A neglected relationship in counselling psychology,  Special Issue of Counselling Psychology Review, (23.2) May 2008
  • Milton, M. (2008). Wisdom from the Wilderness, Special Issue of Counselling Psychology Review, (23.2) May 2008
  • Milton, M. (2008). In conversation: Martin Milton with Jonathan Scott (23.2) Special Issue of Counselling Psychology Review, (23.2) May 2008
  • Milton, M. (2008). In conversation: Martin Milton with Ian McCallum (23.2) Special Issue of Counselling Psychology Review, (23.2) May 2008
  • Milton, M. (2008). Parting Thoughts … Special Issue of Counselling Psychology Review, (23.2) May 2008
  • Milton, M. (2007). Life and our role in it, in Counselling Psychology Review, 22(2): 38-40.
  • Milton, M and Gillies, F, (2007). From Biology to Being: Evolutionary theory and existential practice. Existential Analysis
  • Fletcher, R and Milton, M. (2007). Being Aggressive: An existential-phenomenological critique  of the psychological literature on Human Aggression, Existential Analysis.
  • Milton, M. (2007). Being Sexual: Existential Contributions to Psychotherapy with Gay Male Clients, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. V11, 1/2.
  • Wilkes, R and Milton, M, (2006). Being an Existential Therapist: An IPA study of existential therapists’ experiences, Existential Analysis, 17.1. pp 71-83. Jan 2006.
  • Milton, M. (2006). Reflections on the Past: Thoughts about the future, Counselling Psychology Review, Feb 2006.
  • Milton, M. (2006). ‘What you want, when you want it’ Relating in the age of Gaydar! Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review. Vol 7 (3): 306-309.
  • Milton, M (2006). Turning 40 in the Mahale Mountains, Travel Africa Magazine, Spring 2006, p13.
  • Milton, M (2005). Transformation: A Fighter’s Perspective, Counselling Psychology Review. 20 (1) 2-10.
  • Milton, M., Coyle, A. and Legg, C. (2005). Counter-transference Issues in Psychotherapy with Lesbian and Gay Clients, European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, 7 (3) 181-198.
  • Milton, M (2005). Letter from the Chair, Counselling Psychology Review, 20(2).
  • Milton, M (2005). Letter from the Chair, Counselling Psychology Review, 20(4) 2-3.
  • Milton, M (2005). Political developments and the evolution of Counselling Psychology, Counselling Psychology Review, Counselling Psychology Review, 20(4) 41-43.
  • Milton, M (2004). Being a Fighter: ‘It’s a whole state of being’, Existential Analysis. January 2004.
  • Milton, M (2004). Excitement, Fear and Depression: The Emotional Lives of Fighters, published on Submission Fighting UK, http://sfuk.tripod.com/sfukmainframe.html February.
  • Milton, M (2004). Being a Fighter II: ‘It’s a positive thing around my male friends’, Existential Analysis. July 2004.
  • Milton, M (2004). Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: New Directions – New York Style, Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M (2004). ‘Talking Point: ‘If you swim … you get wet!’ Counselling Psychology  Review.
  • Milton, M (2004). Existential Psychotherapy and HIV, Focus: A guide to AIDS research and counselling, 19(5): 5-6.
  • Milton, M., Abbot, K., Morland T. and Walton, D. (2003). Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Issues for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Trans-gendered People: A NELMHT Survey Unpublished research project.
  • Milton, M. (2003). Guest Editor for Special Issue of Counselling Psychology Review on Evidence-Based Practice. August 2003.
  • Milton, M. (2003). Psychotherapy and Sexuality: A New Era? Proceedings of the Malta Union of Professional Psychologists Biennial Conference.
  • Milton, M. (2003). ‘Talking Point: Hang on, Let me have a think …’, for Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M. (2003). The Call of the Wild: Lessons from Natural History, Counselling Psychology Review. 18 (1): 3-11.
  • Milton, M., Charles, L., Judd, D., O’Brien, Tipney, A. and Turner, A. (2003). The Existential-Phenomenological Paradigm: The Importance for Integration, Existential Analysis.
  • Diamond,D and Milton, M, (2003). The Dialogic Unconscious: The Missing Link or a contradiction in Terms? Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M., Charles, L., Judd, D, O’Brien, Tipney, A. and Turner, A. (2002). The Existential-Phenomenological Paradigm: The Importance for Integration, Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M. (2002). Evidence-Based Practice: Issues for Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
  • Milton, M. and Corrie, S. (2002). Exploring the Place of Technical and Implicit Knowledge in Therapy, Critical Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling.
  • Cedro, K. and Milton, M. (2002). Cooperation Transcends Difference: Reflections on Therapeutic Work with a Gay Client, Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M. and Legg, C. (2001). Politics in Psychotherapy: Therapists’ responses to political material, Counselling Psychology Quarterly.
  • Devine, W. and Milton, M. (2001). Youth Groups for Young Gay Men: A Case study. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M. (2001). Counselling Psychology Placements: Reflections from the Health Service, Counselling Psychology Review.
  • Milton, M. (2001). One Tends to Complain of Discomfort But Relish the Memory of Hardship: ‘Being’ in the Wild, Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis. 12.2: 230-244.
  • Milton, M (2001). Recent Research on Suicide: Issues for British Counselling Psychologists, Counselling Psychology Review, 16: 28-33.
  • Coyle, A, Milton, M and Annesley, P, (2001). The Silencing of Lesbian and Gay Voices in Psycho – ‘therapeutic’ texts, training and Practice. In M.C. Steffens and U. Biechele (Eds) Annual Review of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues in European Psychology, V1: 95-124.
  • Judd, D. and Milton, M. (2001). Psychotherapy with Lesbian and Gay Clients: Existential-Phenomenological Contributions to Training, Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 2(1): 16-23.
  • Corrie, S. and Milton, M. (2000). The Relationship Between Existential-Phenomenological and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies, European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health. V3 (1), pp7-24.
  • Milton, M. (2000). Is Existential Psychotherapy A Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy? Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis
  • Milton, M. (2000). Ponderings of a Psychologist at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Jane Goodall Institute Member Journals, www.janegoodall.org/news/member_journals.html
  • Milton, M. and Legg, C. (1999). A Challenge for Counselling Psychology: Engaging with the political in clients’ material, Counselling Psychology Review, 14 (4): 12-18.
  • Coyle, A., Milton, M. and Annesley, P. (1999). The Silencing of Lesbian and Gay Voices in Psychotherapeutic Texts and Training, Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 17 (2) 132-143.
  • Milton, M. and Coyle, A. (1999). Some Key Texts in Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Therapy, Newsletter of the BPS Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section, Issue 2: 15-19.
  • Milton, M. and Judd, D. (1999). The Dilemma that is Assessment, Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 102-114.
  • Milton, M. and Coyle, A. (1999). Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy: Issues in theory and Practice, Sex and Marital Therapy: The Journal of the British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 14(1) 43-60.
  • Milton, M. (1999). Depression and the Uncertainty of Identity: An existential-phenomenological exploration in just twelve sessions, Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy.
  • Milton, M. (1998). Issues in Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men: A Survey of British Psychologists, Division of Counselling Psychology, Occasional Papers, V4.
  • Milton, M and Coyle, A. (1998). ‘Psychotherapy with Lesbian and Gay Clients’, The Psychologist, V11 (2), 73-76.
  • Milton, M, Taylor, M and Gaist, B, (1998). ‘Professional Identities in the NHS: Existential Perspectives’, Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, V9.1, 114-128.
  • Farhy, E and Milton, M, (1998). Psychotherapy, Psychology and Paymasters: A Cautionary Tale, Counselling Psychology Review, V 13(1), 35-38.
  • Milton, M. and Ashley, S. (1998). Personal Accounts of Supervision: Phenomenological reflections on ‘effectiveness’, Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling, 9 (4): 311-314.
  • Kitzinger, C., Coyle, A., Wilkinson, S. and Milton, M. (1998). Towards a Lesbian and Gay Psychology, The Psychologist, 11 (11): 529-533.
  • Milton, M. and Coyle, A. (1998). Reference Library on Counselling Psychology: Lesbian and gay affirmative therapy, Counselling Psychology Review, 14 (4).
  • Milton, M. (1997). An Existential Approach to HIV Related Psychotherapy, Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, V8.1, 115-129.
  • Wilkinson, J, Campbell, E, Coyle, A, Jordan, R and Milton, M, (1997). Trials, Tribulations and Tentative Triumphs: The first three years of a Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, Counselling Psychology Review, V12 (2), 79-89.
  • Milton, M. (1996). Coming Out in Therapy, Counselling Psychology Review, V11 (3). 26-32.
  • Milton, M. (1995). Counselling Psychology’s Responsibilities in Light of the Socarides Debate, Counselling Psychology Review, V10 (4). 28-29.
  • Milton, M. (1995). The Development of Counselling Psychology in a Clinical Psychology Service, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, V8 (3). 243-247.
  • Milton, M. (1994). The Case for Existential Therapy in HIV Related Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, V7 (4). 367-374.
  • Milton, M. (1994). HIV Related Psychotherapy and Its Existential Concerns, Counselling Psychology Review, V9 (4). 13-24.
  • Milton, M. (1994). Response to Bond, Counselling Psychology Review, V9 (2). 5-6.
  • Milton, M. (1993). Social Issues in the Counselling Process, Counselling Psychology Review, V8 (1). 20-26.
  • Milton, M. (1993). Counselling in Institutional Settings: Secure Frame Possibility? or Not? Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling, V4 (4). 284-286.
  • Milton, M. (1993). The Frame in Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, V6 (2). 143-150.
  • Milton, M. (1993). Existential Thought and Client-Centred Therapy, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, V6 (3). 239-248.

Other Outputs

Letters and Signatory in letters to the press

Online contributions (Podcosts, Blogs, News pages, YouTube etc.)

Conference Papers Given

As well as presenting at UK conferences Martin has presented in Ireland, Malta, New Zealand and South Africa. He has also offered workshops to smaller NGOs in Mombasa, Kenya.

 

  • Milton, M. (2017). The personal is still political: The psy-professions and our divided world, Invited Keynote address given to the University of the West of England Department of Psychology, September 7th, 2017
  • Milton, M. (2017). Existential Therapy: At the heart of Counselling Psychology, Invited presentation to the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Trainee Programme, July 2017
  • Milton, M, McIntosh, M, Parritt, S, Steffen, E., Tehara, J., and Winter, L. (2017). Question Time: Social Justice, Convener and Chair of panel discussion at the conference of the BPS Division of Counselling Psycholgy, in Stratford Upon Avon, 7th and 8th July, 2017
  • Milton, M. (2017). The personal is still political: Questions of meaning in personal, social and political change, Invited Keynote talk at the International Meaning Conference, Roehampton, 2017
  • Milton M. (2017) Meeting Kenny: A perspective from the consulting room, invited contribution to LGBT psychology symposium, British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton May 2017.
  • Milton, M. (2016) From ‘Fag’ to ‘Fab’: Sexuality, minority stress and mental health, Invited Keynote talk to the Reflections Psychotherapy Research Centre Conference, Oct 29th.
  • Sant, M. and Milton, M. (2016). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of psychodynamic supervisors’ experiences of countertransference in supervision, Paper presented at the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology, Brighton, UK
  • Milton, M. and Winter, L. (2016) Brexit: Political, social and clinical implications: A discussion, Hosted by the DCoP Social Justice Network.  BPS DCoP Annual Conference, July 2016
  • Allies or opposition? Locating LGBT psychology within wider frameworks of oppression, Invited keynote talk to the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section conference, December, 2015
  • Counselling psychology? Our implicit social justice agenda and potential, Invited keynote talk to the Social Justice Network of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology conference, November, 2015
  • Sexuality, minority stress and mental health: The damaging impact of oppression, Invited keynote talk to The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.  Birmingham October, 2015
  • Bidell, M., Milton, M., Chang, C., Watterson, S., & Descler, O. (2015). Examining positive patterns and current challenges: LGBT affirmative counsellor competency and training in the UK. Research paper presents at the 2015 annual conference of the British Psychological So kettle Division of Counselling Psychology, Harrogate, UK
  • The trauma of gender and sexuality: Can psychotherapy rise to the challenge? invited keynote talk to the European Association for Psychotherapy, June 2015, Athens
  • Milton, M. (2015) Same sex sexuality: The literature so far, Part of a symposium at the BPS Annual Conference 2015, Liverpool, entitled ‘An International declaration for global LGBT Psychology and Psychotherapy Standards’
  • Research relevant to counselling psychology: Sexuality and ecopsychology, presentation to the Psychology Department at the University of Wolverhampton, February 2015
  • Existential perspectives on sexuality: Issues of culture, ethics and the practice of psychotherapy. Presentation to the World Congress of Psychotherapy, 2014, Durban, SA
  • The pathology of pollution and the urgency of now: Ecopsychology and psychotherapy. Presentation to the World Congress of Psychotherapy, 2014, Durban, SA
  • Milton, M. (2013) Sexuality: Existential perspectives, Paper presented to the OU conference, London,  October, 2013
  • Milton, M. and Strasser, A. (2013) ‘The Everyday in Therapy’, a workshop presented at the Joint Greek-Swedish Conference on ‘Existence and Psychotherapy’, August, Karpathos, Greece
  • Milton, M. (2013) ‘Sexuality: Debates and controversies’, a paper presented at the Joint Greek-Swedish Conference on ‘Existence and Psychotherapy’, August, Karpathos, Greece
  • Milton, M. (2013) From Stonewall to the consulting room: Anger, equality and sexual difference, Award winner’s address on the occasion of receiving the British Psychological Society Award for the Promoting of Equality of Opportunity, British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Harrogate, Yorkshire, April, 2013
  • Milton, M. (2012) Diagnosis and Beyond: Counselling psychology contributions to understanding human distress, November 28th, 2012, Confer Seminar, London
  • Milton (2012) From Hogwarts to the Boxing Ring: Courage, creativity and psychological wellbeing, Invited keynote address to the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, Leicester, July 2012
  • Milton, M. (2011) Ecopsychology, Invited talk to the Society for Psychotherapy
  • Milton, M. (2011) Holding the tension: Relational perspectives in counselling psychology practice, Invited Keynote Talk to the New Zealand Psychological Society, August, 2011
  • Milton, (2011) Mis-match? Or perfect opportunity? Working with difference, Invited workshop to the New Zealand Psychological Society, August, 2011
  • Milton, M (2011) Convened a workshop at the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Conference in Bristol. Entitled: Therapy and Beyond: Pluralism and the Profession. Contributors included Drs Donal McAteer, Terry Boucher, Elena Manafi and Riccardo Draghi-Lorenz
  • Milton, M. (2011) Contributing speaker to the MILES Collaboration Cafe event on Evolution, University of Surrey
  • Milton, M (2009) New Directions in Psychological Practice, invited talk to the Psychotherapy and Politics conference Glasgow May 2009
  • Milton, M. (2008) Gaia: Elephant in the (Consulting) Room - Invited talk to the Annual General Meeting of the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology. 6 June
  • Sequoira, H. and Milton, M. (2008) Making the most of your work, a workshop to the Joint conference of the Divisions of Counselling Psychology of the British Psychological Society and the Psychological Society of Ireland. 20 June
  • Milton, M. (2008) From the Self Contained Individual to a Truly Relational Practice: Convener and Chair of a Symposium to the Joint conference of the Divisions of Counselling Psychology of the British Psychological Society and the Psychological Society of Ireland. June 21st. Contributions from Sheelagh Strawbridge, Dr Elena Manafi, Dr Jill Owen, Nickee Higley and Dr Colin Hicks
  • Brorstrom, L. and Milton, M. (2008). Participation in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Paper presented to the 2008 Joint Conference of the British Psychological Society and Psychological Society of Ireland Divisions of Counselling Psychology
  • Milton, M. (2008) Supervision and the Wider World: A one day workshop for staff and supervisors of the University of Surrey PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology
  • Milton, M. (2008) Being-in-the-(Natural)-World: A workshop at the Society of Existential Analysis annual conference, 4 October
  • Milton, M. (2007) Restorative powers of the Natural World, invited talk to the Warwick University Psychology Department, February
  • Milton, M. (2007) Pondering Ambivalence: Science, Research and Counselling Psychology, Keynote address to London Metropolitan University first annual counselling psychology conference, November
  • Milton M. (2007) Sexuality – workshop offered to Mombasa Youth Counselling Center, Mombasa Kenya
  • Milton M. (2007) Counselling Skills – workshop offered to Mombasa Youth Counselling Center, Mombasa Kenya
  • Milton, M. (2005) Pals After Punch-ups: An Interpretative phenomenological analysis of fighters, friendships and relationships. Paper delivered to the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology, 2 April
  • Milton, M. (2005) Liberal Confessions of the Worst Kind: Reflections on the place of the therapists own sexuality, Invited keynote talk to the joint conference of the BPS Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section and BPS Psychotherapy Section entitled ‘Contemporary Developments in Psychotherapy’. 21 May
  • Milton, M. (2005) Teaching at Institute of Psychiatry
  • Milton, M. (2005) BASPR conference
  • Milton, M. (2003) Doing Violence to Being: Concerns for Counselling Psychology, Keynote Talk to the Annual Conference of the Division of Counselling Psychology, May 2003
  • Milton, M. (2002) Sexuality and the Therapeutic Relationship, Invited presentation to the Society of Psychotherapy, 9 October 2002
  • Milton, M. (2002) Evidence-based practice: The Nature and Meanings of ‘Evidence’, submitted to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Research Conference, May 2002
  • Milton, M. (2002) Psychotherapy and Sexuality: A New Era? Invited Keynote address to the Fifth Biennial Conference of the Malta Union of Professional Psychologists
  • Milton, M. (2002) Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy, presented to the North East London Mental Health Trust Department of Clinical and Counselling Psychology, 13 February 2002
  • Coyle, A. Milton, M. and Legg, C. (2002) Heterosexism in Reports of Psychotherapists Countertransference with Lesbian and Gay Clients, British Psychological Society, Blackpool
  • Milton, M. and Annesley, P.  (2002) Working with Lesbian and Gay Clients, Workshop to the University of Plymouth PsychD in Community and Clinical Psychology
  • Milton, M. (2002) Evidence-based practice: The Nature and Meanings of ‘Evidence’, British Psychological Society Annual Division of Counselling Psychology conference, May 2002
  • Gillies, F. and Milton, M. (2002) Putting People in Their Place: Evolutionary Psychology and the Counselling Psychologist, British Psychological Society Annual Division of Counselling Psychology conference, May 2002
  • Milton, M. (2002) Being-in-the-Wild: Living with Nature, British Psychological Society for the Annual Division of Counselling Psychology conference, May 2002
  • Milton, M. and Annesley, P. (2001) Working with Lesbian and Gay Clients, Workshop to the University of Exeter PsychD in Community and Clinical Psychology
  • Milton, M., Coyle, A., and Legg, C. (2001) Countertransference Issues in Psychotherapy with Lesbian and Gay Clients: A Grounded Analysis, Centenary Conference of the British Psychological Society
  • Milton, M., Coyle, A., and Legg, C. (2001) Psychotherapeutic Stances to Lesbian and Gay Sexuality: A Grounded Analysis, Centenary Conference of the British Psychological Society
  • Milton, M. and Annesley P. (2000) Working with Lesbian and Gay Clients, Workshop to the University of Exeter PsychD in Community and Clinical Psychology
  • Milton, M. and Judd D. (2000) Training Psychologists to Work with Lesbian and Gay Clients: An Existential-Phenomenological Perspective, BPS Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section Inaugural Conference, University of Surrey, 18 July
  • Milton, M. (1999) Politics in Psychotherapy: Therapists’ responses to political material, Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton, May
  • Milton, M. (1999) Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Therapy: A review of the literature, Adult Psychology and Counselling Service, Acre Rd Clinic, 14 May
  • Milton, M. (1999) The Work of the BPS Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section, North Thames Branch of the Division of Clinical Psychology, UCL, 6 May
  • Milton, M. (1999) Is Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy a Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy? Presentation to the Friday Forum of the Society for Existential Analysis, 26 March
  • Milton, M. (1999) Supervision: Researching Therapeutic Practice, Workshop presented at the Xth Annual Conference of the British Association for Supervision, Research and Practice (BASPR)
  • Milton, M. and Coyle, A. (1999) Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy: Defining the Domain, Paper presented to the 1999 BPS London Conference, 20 December
  • Coyle, A. Milton, M., and Annesley, P. (1998) The Silencing of Lesbian and Gay Voices in psycho-‘therapeutic’ texts, training and practice. Invited Symposium contribution to the conference of the BPS Social Psychology Section, September
  • Milton, M. (1998) ‘Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy: Issues in theory and practice’. Invited Talk to the Annual Conference of the British Association for Sexual and Marital Therapy, 18 May
  • Milton, M. (1998) Psychologists’ Accounts of Practice with Lesbian and Gay Clients, presentation at the Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference, April
  • Milton, M. and Coyle, A. (1998) Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men, presentation to supervisors for the PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, University of Surrey,  31 March
  • Milton, M. (1998) What is Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy, and what does it look like in practice? Invited Talk to the Institute of Family Therapy, Lesbian and Gay Project, 10 February
  • Milton, M. (1997) Facilitator/Chair of Research Session, At the 1997 ALGBP Annual Training Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward: Queer Therapy in the 90s, 1 November
  • Ironside, K. and Milton, M. (1997) Supervision: More than just twosomes? Poster presentation at the first International Conference of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology
  • Standing Committee for Professional Affairs: (1997) Workshop on Supervision, first International Conference of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology
  • Milton, M. (1996) Issues in Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men; A Survey of British Psychologists to Third Annual Training Conference of the Association of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologies – UK, September
  • Adult Psychology and Counselling Service, Kingston and District Community NHS Trust Dept of Clinical Psychology, September
  • Health and Clinical Research Group, University of Surrey, October
  • Poster presentation at the First International Conference of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology
  • Milton, M. (1996) Consideration of the Political Dimension in Counselling Psychology Practice - with particular reference to Homosexuality. To Adult Psychology and Counselling Service, Kingston and District Community NHS Trust Dept of Clinical Psychology, and to the Division of Counselling Psychology Third Annual Conference, April
  • Milton, M. (1995) ‘Counselling – Myths and Reality’, Talk given to the AGM of MIND in Kingston, 13 September
  • Milton, M. (1995) The Development of Counselling Psychology in a Clinical Psychology Service, Division of Counselling Psychology Second Annual Conference
  • Milton, M. (1995) HIV Related Psychotherapy and its Existential Concerns. To Kingston and District NHS Trust Department of Clinical Psychology Adult Service, February
  • Enfield Community NHS Trust Department of Clinical Psychology, April
  • Hamer, G., Milton, M. and Hulme, N. (1994) Poster presentation at the Conference of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Disease in Liverpool, May
  • Milton, M. (1994) Personal Views on Living with HIV, Normanby College School of Nursing ENB 934, October
  • Milton, M. (1994) Pre and Post Test Counselling and Ongoing Issues in HIV Counselling. Maudsley Hospital ENB 934 (HIV and Mental Health) Nursing Course, July
  • Milton, M. (1994) Issues Arising in Counselling with HIV, British Association for Counselling 17th Annual Training Conference, September

Last updated: 02 October 2017