Prior to qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 1982, Martin worked in HR in the manufacturing sector gaining experience in recruitment and selection, training and employment relations. He began a private practice in 1983 and focussed on providing general clinical psychology services to meet a wide range of referrals. These came from GP’s, psychiatrists, schools and the business community.
Martin attends training workshops and conferences regularly to keep abreast of developments in the field. He has developed an integrated approach to therapy and consultation drawing on many different schools of thought and practice. His goal is to fit therapy and consultation to individual client's needs and goals.
Since 1994 Martin has been working for the Taranaki District Health Board in the Community Adult Mental Health Unit. He also maintains a private practice in New Plymouth. Martin works with people experiencing a broad range of difficulties, including
Martin also works with stress-related problems and has run programmes in New Zealand and overseas to raise awareness and improve coping skills in this area. He also regularly provides supervision for clinicians and supervisors/managers to facilitate their professional practice.
When not working Martin enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and keeping fit.