Counselling & Psychotherapy in Wirral, Liverpool and the North West.


Martin Poole

When was the last time you felt truly understood?

I am an honest, compassionate counsellor offering the kind of down-to-earth no-nonsense approach I would have appreciated when I attended therapy. I was a sceptical client, now turned therapist, so I have some idea of what you might be feeling.

I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor (PG Diploma – level 7). I believe you will have been trying to deal with life in the best way you can, but sometimes we all need help. I listen carefully to understand your unique circumstances and we work together to fulfil your needs and give you the ability to make positive choices in life.

I provide short or long-term therapy for adults. I work with a whole range of issues but I have a personal interest or unique experience in the following specific areas:

  • Anxiety & depression
  • Separation & divorce
  • British boarding school system
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Anger issues
  • Health anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Alcohol and drug use and abuse
  • Weight issues
  • Trauma
  • Suicide

I offer complete flexibility in terms of length and frequency of appointments. Like most therapists, I am happy to offer regular weekly sessions, but I also understand that a more flexible approach may be needed by some clients. Appointments can therefore be fitted in with both of our schedules, can be held in person or online, and session length can vary between 50 minutes and 2 hours (charged on a pro-rata basis). 

  • 50 mins – £50
  • 60 mins – £60
  • 90 mins – £90
  • 120 mins – £120

I see clients in person at dedicated therapy rooms on the Wirral (Birkenhead) and in Liverpool (Aigburth). I also see clients online or by phone so can provide therapy throughout the UK. Some clients in the North West area (Chester, Manchester, Warrington, Blackpool) might travel to see me once or twice in person and then continue with sessions online. Of course, the choice is yours.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I have regular supervision and undertake continued personal and professional development. I am also fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate.

Please give me a call for a free no-obligation chat on 07788 723570 or email me at