Martyn Tinker

Martyn Tinker

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Scarborough

Scarborough YO12
Sessions from £45.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I understand that some clients may be living in accommodation where it is difficult to find personal space, so I offer appointments via Face to Face, telephone, WhatsApp, Facetime and Zoom with flexibility to fit in with such issues as child minding, caring , shift working etc.

I usually work Mondays to Thursdays .. but flexibility is available.  Please contact me to discuss appointments and sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

Over 25 years working has therapist has led me to stay very simple in my use of language. I look at and focus on "choice." A person coming to see me for therapy must be made aware that its their choice, not the choice of a spouse, parent, Social Worker or an employer. I believe that in the first assessment session (Which I offer free.) then the person who has had the courage to come forward to talk in a confidential setting about whatever it is that is causing them discomfort , must be made aware of choices ! Their own.

If we can work together then the work in the sessions could be live changing, the starting point is establishing a safe space where the person feels comfortable enough to talk. If we can talk freely together then change can occur.

Practice description

I am currently working  Face to Face. Telephone, WhatsApp, Facetime and zoom and Teams. I  provide face to face sessions at my home address which has private parking and wheelchair access. In a quiet location.

I have trained has an Integrative Psychotherapist in Person centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic modalities. I also have experience in CBT and other areas of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 


My first session

First session, this hour long assessment session is free. This assessment is where I tell you about myself my experience eg.  MBACP Accredited, UKCP Registered , Working with the local Hospice, working with the HM Coroner. Uniformed services, Safe guarding  ie. The limits of confidentiality and my fees and methods of payment.  I complete an assessment sheet with your details, what it is that you want to talk about, previous therapy , aims and possible time frame, G.P. details etc

I then  ask you if you feel I am the right person whom you feel and "Choose" to work with. We negotiate fees and methods of payment . The first session is, as all others confidential . Governed by the ethics of Professional practice , there is no obligation unless you want to to book further sessions.

If we decide we can work together we then fix up a session for the following week of 1 hours duration. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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