Mark De Freitas

Mark De Freitas

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Birmingham

Birmingham B13
Sessions from £45.00


  • 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.

 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 that research shows to promote psychological health and well-being.  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 qualified 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.

I see all personal difficulties within the wider context of our life circumstances. 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, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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