Mark Allinson

Mark Allinson



07809 506275

About me

I am an approachable, down-to-earth counsellor offering support and insight in a completely confidential and non-judgmental way. I tailor my approach to the client's needs, as we agree together what will be most useful.

My approach is integrative, which means I have been trained in and use techniques from various counselling approaches, including person-centred, psychodynamic, transactional analysis and cognitive approaches.I am also a trained and practicing coach and can incorporate elements of coaching into therapeutic counselling when appropriate.

I see clients with family, relationship and sexual issues, anxiety, depression, work-related stress, and bereavement issues, among many others.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Mary Ward Centre)
Certificate in Counselling (Birkbeck, London)
Certificate in Executive Coaching (Institute of Leadership & Management)
BA, PhD (University of Leeds)
Accredited Mediator (Regent's University London)

I have worked for eight years as a counsellor with a wide range of clients in both open-ended and time-limited (sometimes called 'brief therapy') arrangements.

My training in integrative counselling was at the City Lit, London, Birkbeck University of London, the Mary Ward Centre. I later completed a year of training in Transactional Analysis at Metanoia. And most recently I qualified as a Coach.

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I charge £25 for initial appointments, and thereafter £55 per session (of 50 minutes).

Further information

Contact: Call me for a first appointment or leave me a message if you are happy for me to call you back. Alternatively, you can email me at:

When you first contact me it's up to you how much you tell me about what has brought you to consider counselling. If you wish, we can talk a little before the first appointment about what might be helpful for you and whether I am the right person for you to work with.

The First Appointment & agreeing to work together: At the first session itself, we will talk about your concerns and explore ways in which we could work together to help you. If we decide to go ahead, we will normally meet for 50 minutes at the same time each week. Usually, we will agree to start with a small number of sessions and then decide whether to extend these. Many issues that bring people to seek counselling can be addressed in relatively brief therapy.

Maps & Directions

London, N10
London, N11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Spanish (fluent)


I see clients for evening appointments only (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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