Martin Axelsson

Bsc (Psych) (Hons), M Psych (Counselling), MAPS

Martin is a counselling psychologist who frequently uses gut-directed hypnotherapy in his practice. He has experience working in a board range of areas including private practice, university counselling and community services.

Martin has a keen interest in the brain-gut relationship and enjoys exploring the mind and body connection with patients. Helping patients to build their insight and understanding about how mental health can improve a person’s physical symptoms and functioning. Martin values genuine relationships with his patients.

He utilises evidence-based approaches to achieve positive outcomes for his patients. This often includes gut directed hypnotherapy. Martin has undertaken extensive training and ongoing professional development in hypnotherapy with world leading practitioners in the area. His therapeutic approach also draws upon: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation.

He has full registration with Counselling endorsement from the Psychology Board of Australia, is a full member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and a Fellow of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists.

Martin’s other areas of professional interest include; addiction, which he has published research in this area, trauma and chronic pain.