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Martin

ADDICTION SPECIALIST COACH
ADHD & ASD COACH
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVISOR
WORKING WITH NARCISSISM

DIAGNOSED COMBINED ADHD

Martin is a strong advocate and supporter of people who have been marginalised in society especially those dealing with addiction,  homelessness,  abuse,  modern day slavery and people trafficking.  He understands the trauma behind each individual’s experiences and has identified that many of his clients have ASD,  ADHD and PTSD.  He sees how this has impacted on their lives and how it has led many individuals into being involved in the criminal justice system.

Martin has worked with a Criminal Justice Drug and Alcohol team as a specialist practitioner,  supervisor and manager,  supporting clients overall on their journey to recovery,  including drug and alcohol related court orders.  He has liaised with magistrates,  judges and probation officers in order to increase understanding of issues that impact on clients and to help improve how they are viewed and treated by the system.

Through working in drug and alcohol services Martin supported many clients who had been diagnosed with personality disorders,  and many who were victims of domestic violence or other forms of traumatic abuse.  He has the ability to quickly establish rapport and build a therapeutic relationship with clients who have ‘fallen between the cracks’ and have not been able to access support of have dropped out due to the often inflexible approach of services.

In his experience of being a former trade union representative,  Martin has good knowledge of the law around discrimination and equality and has represented clients in disciplinary and grievance cases.  Martin continues to advocate for staff who are experiencing difficulties in the workplace.  

Martin’s experiences working in the homeless sector has led to him forming strong working relationships with other support agencies including social care,  solicitors and MPs,  to help clients be accommodated and supported appropriately.

Martin was diagnosed recently with ADHD Combined type after realising for many years he had struggled at school and to retain regular employment,  and also in his personal relationships.  He recognise the traits of ADHD and ASD in other individuals,  whether they are diagnosed or not and is able to empathise and see the world as they might see it.

Martin’s 15 year old son is diagnosed ASD and ADHD,  with other related conditions,  so he has a natural empathy for and understanding of clients and their families who are affected by both ADHD and ASD.

 

Qualifications

Dealing with Narcissism Diploma  2023

Life Coaching Diploma 2022

Mindfulness Diploma 2022

City and Guilds Assessor 2013

Level 2 Trade Union Representatives 2019

Level 2 Award for Trade Union health and Safety Representatives 2019

Level 2 Employment Law for Trade Union Representatives 2017

ICQ level 3 Diploma in Management (QFC) 2017

NVQ level 3 Health and Social Care, Adults 2011

NVQ level 3 in PTTL (Preparing To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector) 2009

Psychology of Addiction, (Module of Applied Psychology) grade Merit 2007

Emergency First Aid Instructor with AED 2003

 

CPD

Equality and Diversity Training

Conflict Resolution Training

Personal Safety Awareness

Groupwork Skills

Motivational Interviewing

Making the Most Of The Primary Care Environment  

Good Practice Guide to Comprehensive Assessments

Delivering Psychosocial Interventions

Delivering Brief Interventions

Recovery Planning and Risk management

Adult Safeguarding

Understanding Child Protection

Early Help Assessment Training for Professionals and Practitioners

Understanding Autism

Safeguarding and Parental Substance Misuse

Relapse Prevention

CBT for Substance Misuse

CBT Bases Relapse Prevention

Over the Counter Under the Net (substances obtainable at pharmacies and the internet)

Basic Life Support including Naloxone Administration 

Safer Injecting and Blood Borne Viruses

Over the Counter, Under the Net (drugs of addiction prescribed and obtained via the internet)

Controlled Drinking Programme

Brief Interventions for Alcohol Clients

Blue Light Approach to Alcohol Clients

Working with Personality Disorder KUF Awareness Level

Managing Learners in Practice (supervision of social care students in placement)

Mental Health First Aid

Martin

ADDICTION SPECIALIST COACH
ADHD & ASD COACH
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVISER
WORKING WITH NARCISSISM

 

DIAGNOSED COMBINED ADHD

Martin is a strong advocate and supporter of people who have been marginalised in society especially those dealing with addiction,  homelessness,  abuse,  modern day slavery and people trafficking.  He understands the trauma behind each individual’s experiences and has identified that many of his clients have ASD,  ADHD and PTSD.  He sees how this has impacted on their lives and how it has led many individuals into being involved in the criminal justice system.

Martin has worked with a Criminal Justice Drug and Alcohol team as a specialist practitioner,  supervisor and manager,  supporting clients overall on their journey to recovery,  including drug and alcohol related court orders.  He has liaised with magistrates,  judges and probation officers in order to increase understanding of issues that impact on clients and to help improve how they are viewed and treated by the system.

Through working in drug and alcohol services Martin supported many clients who had been diagnosed with personality disorders,  and many who were victims of domestic violence or other forms of traumatic abuse.

He has the ability to quickly establish rapport and build a therapeutic relationship with clients who have ‘fallen between the cracks’ and have not been able to access support of have dropped out due to the often inflexible approach of services.

In his experience of being a former trade union representative,  Martin has good knowledge of the law around discrimination and equality and has represented clients in disciplinary and grievance cases.  Martin continues to advocate for staff who are experiencing difficulties in the workplace.

Martin’s experiences working in the homeless sector has led to him forming strong working relationships with other support agencies including social care,  solicitors and MPs,  to help clients be accommodated and supported appropriately.

Martin was diagnosed recently with ADHD Combined type after realising for many years he had struggled at school and to retain regular employment,  and also in his personal relationships.  He recognise the traits of ADHD and ASD in other individuals,  whether they are diagnosed or not and is able to empathise and see the world as they might see it.

Martin’s 15 year old son is diagnosed ASD and ADHD,  with other related conditions,  so he has a natural empathy for and understanding of clients and their families who are affected by both ADHD and ASD.

 

Qualifications

  • Dealing with Narcissism Diploma  2023
  • Life Coaching Diploma 2022
  • Mindfulness Diploma 2022
  • City and Guilds Assessor 2013
  • Level 2 Trade Union Representatives 2019
  • Level 2 Award for Trade Union health and Safety Representatives 2019
  • Level 2 Employment Law for Trade Union Representatives 2017
  • ICQ level 3 Diploma in Management (QFC) 2017
  • NVQ level 3 Health and Social Care, Adults 2011
  • NVQ level 3 in PTTL (Preparing To Teach In The Lifelong Learning Sector) 2009
  • Psychology of Addiction, (Module of Applied Psychology) grade Merit 2007
  • Emergency First Aid Instructor with AED 2003

 

Qualifications

  • Equality and Diversity Training
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Personal Safety Awareness
  • Groupwork Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Making the Most Of The Primary Care Environment
  • Good Practice Guide to Comprehensive Assessments
  • Delivering Psychosocial Interventions
  • Delivering Brief Interventions
  • Recovery Planning and Risk management
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Understanding Child Protection
  • Early Help Assessment Training for Professionals and Practitioners
  • Understanding Autism
  • Safeguarding and Parental Substance Misuse
  • Relapse Prevention
  • CBT for Substance Misuse
  • CBT Bases Relapse Prevention
  • Over the Counter Under the Net (substances obtainable at pharmacies and the internet)
  • Basic Life Support including Naloxone Administration
  • Safer Injecting and Blood Borne Viruses
  • Over the Counter, Under the Net (drugs of addiction prescribed and obtained via the internet)
  • Controlled Drinking Programme
  • Brief Interventions for Alcohol Clients
  • Blue Light Approach to Alcohol Clients
  • Working with Personality Disorder KUF Awareness Level
  • Managing Learners in Practice (supervision of social care students in placement)
  • Mental Health First Aid