Martin has been practicing as a registered psychologist since 1991.
Martin is known for his gentle and compassionate approach to all people. He likes to assist where he can with warmth and humour.
His qualifications include: A Diploma in Teaching from Christchurch Teachers College, Master’s degrees from the Universities of Canterbury and Otago and a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology from the University of Otago. He is a current member of the NZ Psychological Society, Crisis Intervention and Management Australasia and the Family Court Association (Christchurch).
His experience as a psychologist includes the preparation of psychological reports and briefs of evidence for Family and District Courts of New Zealand since 1993. He has provided psychological assessment and intervention in the areas of special education, behaviour and wellbeing and critical incident trauma response. He has provided psychological services for government departments including the Ministries of Education, Internal Affairs, Social Development and Justice, NGO’s including STOP (sexual abuse), Stopping Violence Services (Christchurch) and employee assistance programme providers including Vitae, OCP and EAP. He has worked on contract with the STOP Adult programme as a group programme facilitator. He is an accredited provider of supported assessment and therapeutic services under psychological services and sensitive claims contracts with The Accident Compensation Corporation.