Mr Richard Martin 

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist 


Dr Richard Martin has maintained a specialist interest in the management of general and procedure-related anxiety in children for more than 15 years.  

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


  • General surgery 
  • Ophthalmic surgery 
  • Interventional radiology 
  • Cardiac angiograph


Management of general and procedure-related anxiety in children including: 

  • Hypnotherapy 
  • Peri-operative anxiety management  
  • Anxiety management training 
  • General surgery 


    •  Training in hypnotherapy with The BST Foundation  


    • Co-founder of for Children (POEMS: Positive outcome and experience management strategies) 
    • A Director of POEMS Limited 
    • Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine 
    • Course Director for POEMS For Children Anxiety Management Training Course and research

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