Hi my name is Mark

In times of difficulty, I too have also sought counselling myself, so I know the importance of being able to speak to an impartial individual who offered support and helped nurture.

My experience inspired me to want to go forward and be able to help others. I am a warm friendly and very approachable counsellor who will listen to you and support you through any concerns that you may have. I always treat others as I would like to be treated myself, with respect, equality, and care.

I have worked for Relate for four and a half years and in that time I dealt with and been able to help, individuals, couples, young people and whole families with issues they have, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement bullying and stress (work and individual-related) and together we have worked through their concerns and helped to find a way forward.

Training

I started my training in person-centered counselling, I then moved onto psychodynamic and systemic counselling methods and qualified within this.

I have a level 5 diploma in relationship counselling

I have a post qualification in working with young people (11 to18)

I hold an advanced qualification in working with families and am certified through the I. F. T. (Institute of Family Therapy).
( I have an advanced D. B. S. in place, I abide by the ethical code set down by the B. A. C. P. and always work within them.

I look forward to meeting new clients and travelling on their journey with them.