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 course director on the University of Surrey 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. He has awarded a Fellowship of the BPS and lifetime membership of the Division of Counselling Psychology in recognition of contribution and service to the profession. Martin currently chairs the Division Working Group on Climate Change and sits on the British Psychological Society Climate and Environmental crisis CPD Group.
Martin has published more than 30 book chapters and over 100 articles in a wide variety of professional and scholarly journals. His books include The personal is political: Stories of difference and psychotherapy (Palgrave). His edited books are Balancing on Quicksand: Reflections on power, politics and the relational (Palgrave), 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 – both published by PCCS Books.
Martin also writes creatively and has had short stories published. Just another Monday, was published in Regent's University London's literary magazine, The Scribe; In his element, was published in This is our place: A nature writing anthology (Spread the word) and The Rut was published in the Lived Experience Journal, 2021.
- 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, Regents College/Antioch University (1993)
- BA (Hons) Psychology, University of South Africa, (1991)
- BA Psychology and Sociology, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa (1985)
- Milton, M. (Ed) (2021). Balancing on Quicksand: Reflections on power, politics and the relational, Palgrave Macmillan/ Springer Nature, Switzerland.
- 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
Five recently published book chapters
- Disturbing the peace: Madame X vs Westminster Council, in Milton, M. (Ed) (2021). Balancing on Quicksand: Reflections on power, politics and the relational, Palgrave Macmillan/ Springer Nature, Switzerland.
- Making the invisible visible, in Milton, M. (Ed) (2021). Balancing on Quicksand: Reflections on power, politics and the relational, Palgrave Macmillan/ Springer Nature, Switzerland.
- 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
Some recently published journal articles
- An accidental therapist, Counselling Psychology Review v36(1) pp15-23. Milton, M., Gimalova, M. & Simmons, B. (2020). Counselling psychology and climate change: A survey of the DCoP membership, Counselling Psychology Review, 35 (23): 57-70.
- Three cheetahs, one guide and the setting sun: Magic on McKenzies Koppie The Trumpeter, V 35, #1, 45-48
- The Inheritance: Reflections on visibility, representation and community wellbeing, Psychology of Sexualities Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, Summer 2019
- An Englishman in New York: Reflections on loneliness, Journal of Psychological Therapies, 4(1): 83-89.
- Paul Monette’s Becoming a Man: Half a life story, Journal of Psychological Therapies, 4(1): 90-92
- Milton, M. (2018). Tick-boxes and technologisation: Concerns for counselling psychology training, Counselling Psychology Review, 33(2): 55-61 December 2018
- Milton, M. (2018). Waiting, watching and wondering …, in C. Richards (Ed) Windows on our inner and outer worlds, The Psychologist, (July 2018), pp 40-41
- Milton, M. (2017) The Sexual Offences Act 1967: Implications for the psychology of sexualities. Psychology of Sexualities Review, 8 (2): 93-96
Martin has 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.
Martin is currently supervising doctoral students researching issues related to gender and sexuality, difference and Otherness and the psychological impact of these and the impact of climate change.
Martin is a Chartered Psychologist, on the British Psychological Society register of psychologists specialising in psychotherapy (Senior Level) 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 and a EuroPsy registered Psychologist.
Conference Papers Given
As well as presenting at UK conferences Martin has presented in New York, Ireland, Greece, Malta, New Zealand and South Africa. He has also offered workshops to smaller NGOs in Mombasa, Kenya.
- Resistance is Futile: Reflections on ‘Diversity’ – invited talk to the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Diversity Day Conference. Oct 12th 2021
- Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology Conference stream on Climate Change – June 2021
- Brexit means Brexit…: political meanings and personal impacts, Invited talk to the International Meaning Conference, Birkbeck College, July 2019
- Climate Change, Brexit and the demonization of the other; implications of the practice of counselling psychology, Invited talk to the Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference 2019
- 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, 7thand 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. (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
- 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
- The trauma of gender and sexuality: Can psychotherapy rise to the challenge? invited keynote talk to the European Association for Psychotherapy, June 2015, Athens
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 DPsych Counselling Psychology.
Martin has acted as internal examiner on programmes at both the University of Surrey and Regent’s University.
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
He has been an 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
- Roehampton University.