About

Martin Leach

MSc. BA (Hons) Psychotherapist, Counsellor & EMDR Therapist

Hi, welcome to my website. I’m guessing you’re reading this because you’re looking for a therapist for yourself, a loved one or perhaps a friend. Maybe you’re wondering if I can help – let me tell you a little about myself.

I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and EMDR therapist with over 30 years’ experience of working in mental health with a wide range of issues. I worked for many years in the prison system and it is here that I began to work therapeutically with people who had experienced trauma many of whom have been told they have a personality disorder. Over the years I have gained experience in working with people who are neurodivergent (mainly autism and ADHD) particularly at the interface of neurodivergence and trauma.

I developed a keen interest in trauma and traumatology and went on to undertake specialist training in this field (I have a Diploma in Trauma Therapy). I now work in private practice as a trauma and EMDR therapist.

I have a specific interest in working with:

In my experience many people who have been told they have a personality disorder (especially borderline personality disorder), or have complex needs, experienced trauma in early life.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), The EMDR Association of the UK & Ireland, The UK Psychological Trauma Society and The Society for Existential Analysis.

Counselling for personality disorder and trauma.
EMDR therapy for PTSD and complex PTSD
Trauma therapist based in Banbury

"You are not a victim for sharing your story, you are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth and raging courage" - Alex Eile