Martin Gladman

Martin Gladman is Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Counsellor and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker offering services for individuals, couples and those in consensually non-monogamous relationships in Melbourne, Woodend and online.  Martin offers both generalist and specialist Medicare* rebated social work services (which includes counselling support) for individuals experiencing conditions relating to sex, sexuality and relationships. Some common presentations Martin works with includes dyspareunia (pain during sex), premature or delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and more.  In regard to relationships, some common presentations include mismatched libido,, gender or sexuality confusion, intimacy and connection, difficulties relating/fighting or feelings of distance and more.

Martin offers an evidence based counselling service, incorporating Medicare approved Focussed Psychological Services such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Martin's practice overall draws on philosophical principles seen in Humanistic approaches, as well as attachment and system theories.

 

Martin has a long history of working with people of all sexual orientations and genders (including those within LGBTIQAP+ communities) and has experience working with people who are newly diagnosed or living with STIs and HIV. Martin has a particular interest in working with distressing or unwanted legal and consensual paraphilia, sexual issues relating to men and working with gay male (cis, trans and genderqueer) couples/partnerships. 

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*Medicare rebates are only available for Martin's social work services (which includes counselling support) with an eligible Mental Health Care Plan from your General Practitioner (GP).  Medicare rebates are not available for couple's or partner sessions.

"Providing a safe, supportive and non-judgmental counselling service for all."

COMMON PRESENTING CONDITIONS

  • Dyspareunia (pain during sex) including:

    • Vulvodynia 

    • Vaginismus

  • Erectile dysfunction and/or concerns maintaining an erection

  • Early or pre-mature ejaculation 

  • Delayed ejaculation

  • Unwanted or distressing desires / fantasies (legal paraphilias only)

  • Sex and sexual health education

  • Sexual abuse/trauma

  • Relationship/marriage difficulties

  • Separation counselling

  • Infidelity and/or betrayal

  • Mismatched or low libidio  

  • Orgasm difficulties

  • Exploring open or polyamorous relationships

  • Sexuality and gender confusion

  • Gender transitioning/affirmation

  • Pornography addiction/overuse

  • LGBTIQAP+ specific support

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Martin Gladman

Where are you located?

Melbourne, Woodend and online. 

How much do you charge?

Individual sessions are $180  for a 50 minute session, with a rebate of $79.05 available with an eligible Mental Health Care Plan, meaning an out of pocket expense of $100.95. Couples or partner sessions are $240  for a 50 minute session. Rebates are not available for couples/partner sessions. All prices are in Australian dollars.

Can I see or access you online or via phone?

Yes, appointments are available face-to-face, online or over the phone.

Can I use a Mental Health Care Plan?

Yes, for individual sessions only. Please ask your GP to fax an eligible MHCP before your first appointment and we can process the relevant rebate at point of payment (usually deposited back into one's account within 2-3 business days). A MHCP can not be used for couples or partner sessions.

What counselling modalities do you use?

Martin offers Focussed Psychological Services, which are Medicare approved, evidence based counselling modalities. These include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Martin's couples or partner work is informed by attachment theories, system theories, psychodynamic theories and emotional focussed therapy. 

Are you registered with any professional accreditation body?

Yes. Martin is registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and the Society of Australian Sexologists.

Is sex therapy a sex service?

No.  Sex therapy is a professional, counselling service which requires both the client and the practitioner at all times to remain clothed, seated separately, with no physical or sexual behaviour permitted of any kind.  Please note we have a zero-tolerance policy in regards to any inappropriate behaviour.

What communities do you support?

We provide a safe, open and non-judgemental counselling service for heterosexual and LGBTIQAP+ communities, induing those in consensual non-monogamous relationships,  sexually adventurous communities and those who work within the sex industry.  For clients who are new or interested in learning about kink or sexually adventurous practices, we recommend linking in with educators or counsellors who specialise in this space, in which case we would be happy to refer you onto an appropriate practitioner.

What if I have a fantasy or sexual desire that is illegal?

We understand that some people struggle with fantasy's or desires that are illegal and may be wanting to access treatment to work though these. We believe that everyone should have the right to access appropriate services, however Martin does not provide a service for these conditions, and such in these circumstances we would support you to access a forensic psychologist who would be better placed to support you with your needs.

How do I book an appointment?

Please get in touch using the details found below or by submitting an enquiry via our contact form by clicking here.  Our online booking system is only available to our current and active clients.