Richard Martin

Mr Richard Martin is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He has maintained a specialist interest in the management of general and procedure-related anxiety in children for more than ten years.

He set up and delivered a hypnotherapy service and clinic for children with needle phobia, general and procedure-related anxiety at Great Ormond Street in January 2008.

After practicing as an independent hypnotherapist for adults and children in Harley Street he moved to his current place of independent practice at 73 New Bond Street.

He lectures nationally and internationally on hypnosis and the management of procedure-related anxiety, is a co-founder of POEMS for Children, a Director of POEMS Limited and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine.

Specialisms

He has maintained a specialist interest in the management of general and procedure-related anxiety in children including hypnotherapy, peri-operative anxiety management and anxiety management training.

Other specialisms include:

  • general surgery

  • ophthalmic surgery

  • interventional radiology

  • cardiac angiography

Qualifications and training

Having undergone comprehensive training in hypnotherapy with the BST Foundation he graduated with distinction and subsequently joined the faculty as an external examiner and medical advisor.

Research interests

He is Course Director for POEMS For Children Anxiety Management Training Course and research.