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About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Mark, and I imagine that if you are reading this page you are dealing with some difficult issues. The good news is counselling/psychotherapy can help.
Receiving therapy many years ago transformed my life and set me off an a fantastic journey of healing and self-discovery. It can be the same for you too.
Finding the right therapist may be confusing and daunting, but the bottom line is this… the key to successful counselling is the relationship between the client and the counsellor.
I worked for many years as an IT Project Manager until personal tragedy and trauma caused me to re-evaluate my life. I sought out personal therapy and the experience changed me. I turned my back on a successful but deeply unfulfilling career to become a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and I am now passionately dedicated to providing the same help that I received to others.
In addition to my private practice, I work for York St John University's Counselling and Mental Health Centre in a varied role - assessment/allocation of new clients, safeguarding and dealing with some of the more complex cases the Centre receives, as well as providing counselling to individuals on low income on a voluntary basis. I previously worked as an NHS referral therapist for Mind (Hull and East Yorkshire).
My varied life experiences, positive and negative, provide real benefit to me as a therapist. I have in the past experienced hardship, despair and many of the issues that my clients deal with. This enables me to bring real empathy and understanding to therapy.
My approach to therapy is to collaboratively work with each client to build a unique way of working, using a real human relationship. I draw from a variety of therapeutic models (see below) and adapt the therapy to make use of these models as and when required based on the clients’ needs.
As a therapist I find that I am able to build strong relationships with my clients and this enables me to help them to affect real change in their lives.
My first session
I offer a 20-minute introductory session during which my client and I may decide if we wish to work together. This session may be via Zoom or telephone, and is non-chargeable.
My fees thereafter are £50 for a 60-minute session.
I offer a number of options for therapy sessions based on each client's preference -
- in person sessions - I will be resuming indoor 'face-to-face' sessions from 1st October for individuals who have received a double vaccination for Covid-19
- walking sessions - many of my clients prefer the option of 'walking therapy' in which we meet in a quiet public space and walk for the duration of the session.
- remote sessions - via Zoom
- telephone sessions
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited