Mark De Freitas

Mark De Freitas

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Birmingham

Birmingham B13
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice


I'm a BACP Accredited psychotherapist. I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist with adults and young people since 2001. I also offer Anxiety Management and DBT, to help you develop practical skills to manage negative emotions.

 In addition to the traditional talking therapies of psychotherapy and counselling, I offer the more practically skills based Anxiety management and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Anxiety management will teach you a set of skills to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. It can be helpful to address the many forms of anxiety, such as,insomnia,low self-esteem,OCD, work and exam stress,eating issues, and habitual worrying.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy which is a form of CBT that teaches practical skills for developing good psychological health. Research has shown that DBT is effective in helping people with a wide range of psychological issues. Using DBT, I will help you learn the practical skills to improve your mental health. DBT can be used to help with behavioural issues, such as, OCD, eating disorders, addiction and self-harming. It can also be effective with emotional disorders like anxiety, depression and anger. DBT is also helpful for people experiencing relational difficulties.

I trained as an Integrative therapist, training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapy. I use a Humanistic/ Existential therapeutic approach. The aim of which isn’t solely to help alleviate psychological distress but to also create a happier and more fulfilling life.

My approach aims to simultaneously alleviate distress, physical symptoms and address their underline cause. I work collaboratively; developing an open and trusting therapeutic relationship. I believe that therapy can be a rare opportunity to access the often untapped capacity of the individual. A chance to find clarity of purpose through the distress of psychological fog, creating a vision and direction towards a more meaningful existence. 

Practice description

I offer psychotherapy, Anxiety management and DBT from my base in South Birmingham. I offer both long and short term therapy, which is usually weekly. 

My first session

I am happy to have an preliminary discussion by phone to answer any questions you may have about what I offer before we agree to a first session.

Within the first session we will discuss your reasons for seeking support. We will establish how I can help you and what we will focus our work on. We will periodically review our work together to evaluate how the therapy is progressing.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited