Mark Maitland BA MA HCPC

Mark Maitland  BA MA HCPC

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Evelyn Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8AY

07545 070179

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Evelyn Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8AY

07545 070179

About me

Hello. I’m Mark. I’m a qualified therapist dealing in counselling, coaching and confidence building. I help individuals, couples, deal with a range of issues from personal to professional. I am an approachable friendly professional who is passionate about helping people. Everyone is different and every ones story is unique so my approach is not a one size fits all but a tailor made solution to each human being I work with.

I offer a free session to start things off and assess the story at hand and from there we can build a solution together.

Contact me on 07545 070 179 or email me at maitlandm@icloud.com

I look forward to working with you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a first degree in communications from Notre dame University and the OU and went from there to Roehampton university to study a Masters Degree in psychotherapy, counselling and arts therapies.

My modality of training I work from blends talking therapies with experiential processes. My training consisted of integrative counselling to Gestalt & psychodynamic theories and Dramatherapy. I also blend coaching psychology into my work to help people make specific changes. Clients benefit from a multimodal foundation of theory to work from as no two people are alike and all problems are unique.


My experience covers
Bupa (EAP)
NHS (Camhs, Psychiatric ward)
Social Services (Children)
Special Needs Schools ( SEBD)
YOT (youth offending)
Samaritans (phone worker)
Private Practice (adults & couples)
Addictions Charity
Make Me Confident (self development coaching)
DWP - (helping long term unemployed on benefits overcome personal problems to move into employment)
Quiddity (professional change coaching)
Childrens Homes

I work with couples & adults.

I undertake regular supervision, fully insured and registered with the HCPC
(health care & professionals council) who regulate psychologists to arts therapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

  • My price is £50
  • Free parking outside the building.
  • A credit & debit card machine is on site for card payments with emailed receipts if you need one.
  • Text messaging apt service to remind you
  • Flexible dates and times - inc Sat sessions.
  • Purpose built rooms for counselling
  • 5 min walk from station



Further information


Testimonials

When I first started seeing Mark I really thought I was in it for the long haul, I didn't even know where to start - I had many issues going right back to childhood, including abuse, trauma, betrayal, bereavement, family estrangement, a whole trail of failed relationships, suicide attempts, zero self confidence and unmanageable stress levels. But I was amazed in working with Mark how very quickly things changed, I don't even know how he did it but suddenly it was like a switch had been flicked and turned off all of the pain. I found myself feeling completely differently about life and about myself, accepting and owning my past whilst looking forward to the future with joy.

I am now losing weight that I have carried for almost 20 years as a protection barrier and know I will reach my target weight within months. I have also subsequently allowed myself to be loved by the most incredible and beautiful man who has been pursuing me for almost two years because for the first time in my life I actually feel worthy of being loved and know that I won't self sabotage this relationship in the same way I have done every time in the past.

Thank you Mark.

(Female Client)

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I’ll start by stating that Mark is exceptional at what he does. However before he does what he does you have to have the scary realisation that you might need some help being the best you can be. We believe it shows weakness and are groomed throughout our lives to believe that weakness makes us vulnerable and that vulnerability is bad. The reality is the extreme opposite and the methods Mark uses to take you on your change/improvement journey are absolutely liberating. I was lucky enough to have Mark as my therapist for a year where we worked on self improvement, family and relationship issues that I continued to experience. Since starting the journey I have been constantly improving as a person, had better relationships at home and work and most importantly had the tools in my kit bag to deal with what i needed to deal with and ensure it was dealt with in the right way. My relationships are now deeper and more meaningful, I feel more me than i have ever felt and as a result have significantly more confidence and am happier than i’ve ever been.


‘Graduating’ was a really natural experience due to Mark’s approach and the best bit is that i know he is there if I need him and in today’s world, that kind of safety net is well worth having. It really has been an amazing and enlightening journey and having seen other therapists previously that did literally nothing for me I can wholeheartedly recommend you connect with Mark and jump in feet first. I remain seriously impressed by Mark and indebted to him due to the impact he has had on my life and within my family. I now have a solid platform to live my life being the best I can be…..Just ask my wife, she couldn’t be more delighted with the transformation.

(Male client)


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I am just writing to once again thank you so very much for your massive help in getting me through a very dark point of my life and for once giving me the support to see a future.
I came to you after finding you on the directory very sceptical and not really sure whether you would be able to help me. How wrong could I be, you helped me to open the flood gates of my mind and get it all out in and help me sort through each of the underlying problems. You have not just helped me short term, I feel that the work we have done together had set me up for a future of self awareness and happiness.
I have never felt more positive about my life and myself and am walking a lot taller than ever before and confident. I would recommend you to anyone who needs that helping hand. Thank you again.


(male client)

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Thank you for all your help. There have been some great practical suggestions and I have found it useful to get a grip on my own boundaries. I hope you are well, and thank you again.

(Couple)
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I started seeing Mark just over a year ago. I remember my first session and being so nervous that I nearly turned around and went home without even going in. I learnt that he offered a non-judgmental environment that allowed me to voice all of my issues without being scared. During my work with Mark there have been highs and lows but he was always there as a constant source of support to help me through those lows. The work hasn’t always been easy but it has been well worth all of the struggles. After going through a lot of difficulties I am in a happy place and feel I have grown massively as a person. I will be eternally grateful for all Mark’s hard work, support and patience.

(Female client)

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Before i made the decision to get some advice and mentoring from somewhere i was unhappy, unsure what i wanted to be doing and dispondant with my career. Mark reminded me of my potential, instilled confidence in me and made me realise that if i put my mind to it, i can do whatever i want. I only had 6 sessions in total, and mark was very honest with regards to saying when he'd thought he'd done his job and i didnt need to visit him again, he didnt try to drag it out any longer than it needed to be. His office is in a lovely building and he is a kind genuine bloke. You can see the passion he has for his job and the delight when he starts to see results from his work. I would certainly suggest that any one who feels unsure about where they want  to be in the future to have a few sessions with Mark. For me it was empowering!


(Male client)

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When I first decided to look for a counselor I never thought I would be free of all the demons from my past, but Mark has guided me all the way and has quite literally changed my life. I feel liberated and optimistic without being burdened by the past, he really is a miracle worker!

(Female client)


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I began working with Mark three years ago and as a direct result my life has changed dramatically for the better. The work we have done has enabled me to realise my potential and grow significantly in confidence. Since meeting Mark I have embarked on a journey of growth and personal development. I enrolled on a photography course soon after meeting Mark and I recently graduated with a 1.0. I am now hoping to join an expedition to Borneo as part of the photographic team and I intend to return to university in 2016 to continue on to an MA course in documentary/photojournalism. I am extremely grateful and owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mark.


(Male client)

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You've really helped me see things differently just by using a few simple concepts both in the way I parented and related to others. It's been helpful to work with someone who is up to date with all of the things parents in this era have to deal with in particular gaming, social media and technology and how these impact on children/young adults and who understands what makes them tick. I also liked the fact you didn't tie us on to a regime of therapy but that sessions could be when we felt needed and that you responded quickly with appointments above and beyond when I was in crisis with x and when no one else was listening.

(Female client)

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I needed to move forward with my life after a series of tragic events, but was feeling 'stuck'. Mark gave me the opportunity and the encouragement I needed to start a process of change that I had been unable to do on my own. I know that I still have much more work to do but I no longer feel stuck. I liked the way that Mark worked with me as he was sensitive, whilst being direct and challenging. I learnt quite a bit and I found the experience empowering. I would recommend Mark to anyone ready to make changes in their life and who can use some support

(Female client)


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I decided to see Mark after experiencing some major personal traumas in my life.  I had little or no self belief, low self esteem and felt inferior to others around me.  My perception of life and myself was extremely negative and I could not imagine ever feeling any differently about myself or the future.

Mark has changed all that!! The work we did in our sessions turned my life around.  He helped me to rediscover myself again and not allow past issues and circumstances define who I am now.  I can honestly say that at the age of 42 I have never felt more happy and alive!! I now have true inner belief in myself, self worth and I do not feel inferior around others, in fact I am the most confident person I know!! I truly feel that I am now in control of my own life and that life is not just passing me by.

I do not hesitate in highly recommending Mark. I cannot thank him enough for the understanding, help and guidance he has given me in becoming the person who I am now.


(Female client)

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Hello Mark not sure if you remember me! I wanted to say a massive thank you for all the help you gave me a couple of years ago in helping me find myself again. I will be attending East 15 drama school in October and none of it would have been possible if it wasn't for the help and guidance you gave me in our sessions together. Just wanted to tell you so you know that your work does not go unappreciated and really does go towards changing peoples lives for the better, something you should always be proud of!

(Male client)

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I cannot thank mark enough for the work we've done together the past few months. When I first came to see mark I was suffering from low self esteem as a result of past relationships and self doubt. My coping mechanism for this was to self destruct by partying my troubles away with lots of alcohol, late nights and irrational behaviour in the attempt to keep myself busy so I didn't have to be alone. Although I contacted mark asking for his help, my first few sessions I was very defensive, closed and abrupt. Working with mark helped me to bring down those barriers and discuss my behaviours and the real issues that were the root of my problem. Mark was very patient with me but gave me the tough talk I needed sometimes, I was able to take steps at my own pace without feeling pressure to go too quick but yet still progressing with every session. I would highly recommend mark - I felt he genuinely cared about me as an individual and has helped me to fully appreciate my life and bring back my self worth.

(female client)

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I cannot thank Mark enough for his invaluable help and extraordinary insight. I was work and career driven, which in turn was affecting my ability to communicate to my family and those closest to me just how important they were in my life. Working with Mark helped me separate work life from home so I could focus on giving 100% of myself when I needed to, instead of always being distracted.
I would recommend Mark to anyone in an instant, and indeed have. He has helped people very close to me successfully work through some very difficult times, for which I am eternally grateful to him.

(male client)

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I desperately needed a lifeline when I first started the sessions with Mark. I felt exhausted, angry, desperate. I felt beaten. I felt I had no future. My life as I knew it -pre diagnosis of terminal brain cancer- was unrecognisable. I wasn't able to continue my career, social life, aspirations to become a mother, or have any kind of future that I had spent the last 30+ years striving for and taking for granted! I had battled for years to get my old healthy, busy, fun life back and make the most of what time I had left and had exhausted myself mentally and physically. I felt the cancer had beaten me.

To be honest I am still amazed at how Mark's sessions have helped me to totally turn my life around. I came to accept all I've lost and cannot change. I identified what it was that I wanted out of my life living with brain cancer. Then, I concentrated on removing those barriers that I could change and dared to attempt a new way of living. Mark's skilful coaching and careful guidance has helped me to transform my life and remove all the obstacles that had previously held me back and 'flip' my circumstances to make the best of my situation. My life has now been transformed into a new and exciting, fulfilling life for myself. He called it 'rewriting my narrative' and I am so so grateful. I feel like I'm back in the world leading a new and fulfilling life that is right for me and my situation. I wish I had heard about him years ago.



(female client)

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When I first came to see Mark, I felt is if my life was completely unbearable and unmanageable.  I didn’t have the ability to make rational decisions, and the stress and anxiety was making daily living and family life impossible to manage.  In just a few sessions Mark helped me to identify the areas of my life that were overwhelming me, helped me to formulate a workable, step by step plan to make positive changes, and to put that plan into practice long term.  I am so grateful to Mark for listening, for understanding, and for his very clear and non-judgemental approach to making small changes, but big improvements for the future. Thank you so much Mark!

(female client)


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When I first met Mark I wasn't exactly convinced with the idea of counselling partly due to my mental illness and just general preconceptions. After the first session, however, these notions went straight out the window as Mark gave me back something I thought was lost. Hope. He helped me realise and address the problems I was having and set goals to better myself and improve my mental health. Just 2 months on, I feel as though there's new purpose and meaning to life that I doubt I would've found if I continued the path that I was on. I can do nothing but praise the man for all the help he has provided and deeply recommend his services for anyone who feels that their mental health is controlling them.

(Male Client)


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I decided to see Mark after more than a decade of living with depression, and had long been at a point where i had no absolutely no direction, had lost all motivation for living and had a very bleak view of my future. A year later and i really can't believe the weight that has been lifted from my shoulders and the potential i can now see for the rest of my life! Each session left me feeling more and more confident & optimistic and with his continued support, knowledge and advice (and little bit of butt-kicking) I've reached a point where my life now has some real direction and purpose and I'm so excited about my prospects for the first time in so many years. I can't thank Mark enough and i really don't know where i'd be if i hadn't seeked his help when i did.

(Male Client)


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Going to see Mark for the first time, was one of the scariest things I've done. It took a lot of guts for me to make that first step. Having spent the last year seeing him on a regular basis, I can now say it's one of the best things I've ever done. I began to really enjoy having someone to talk to about whatever I wanted, without being judged. The experience has really helped me in figuring out what I wanted out of life and making me realise I can achieve it. I feel that I have been on a journey that has made me a much more confident person and much more relaxed about life in general.

(Female Client)

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The stress of two young children strained our relationship but now with the counselling sessions helped us see things from each others point of view, comunicate effectively and brought us closer together thank you Mark !


(Couple)


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It's finally here me going to dubia I fly out at 9 pm just sitting on the train now so exited to be going on this adventure thank you for all your belief in me to do well, you have done a great job with sorting me out. Thanks for everything.

(male client)

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As we had agreed to seek help as a last resort to save our relationship, Mark came highly recommended to help couples with issues. After a few sessions, we could see so many improvements in our relationship. We had stopped communicating and through the use of simple yet very effective methods, Mark has allowed us to find each other back and directed us to a new start. We are so grateful for all the good you did for us. Mark, you are outstanding..

(Couple)

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Working with mark installs a self confidence and a belief in myself and my ability. Also he has changed how I view certain aspects of life & the way I deal with issues which arise & how i look at the world / life. changing the camera lens as a metaphor is a tool that helps me see things in a better way. Also i feel I'm living rather than just existing living for and enjoying the moment rather than life feeling a burden.

(Male Client)

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When I first met Mark I was in a very dark place. It took me some time to get into the process, and work through my resistance to change. Through it all, Mark stayed with me and always believed in me. Therapy has made such a difference to my life; all of the hard work has paid off.

(Male Client)

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Mark has helped me tremendously over the past months,to face my worries and anxiety and help me to cope with lifes stressful challenges. He has a very calm manner,and a practical and experienced approach to helping get to the root problem and helped me feel confident and positive after every session i visited him,the environment he works in is very peaceful and reassuring,he has a wealth of experience in so many different areas

(Female client)

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Mark has undoubtedly been a fantastic help. He works in a very quick and innovative way, but still in the best way that works for you individually as a person. He also takes an incredibly understanding and yet gentle to approach to his work, and you will almost without doubt leave the session feeling a thousand times better than you did before you arrived!

(Female client)

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Hi Mark,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for work you have done with me to help me deal with my lifestyle/eating issues. To say that the person who entered your office a few weeks before and the person that left were 2 different people, just about sums it up. After having an issue with food for almost 40 years, I can honestly say that you managed to help me identify and understand the root of the issues, work through them and then look to the future.

The journey wasn’t always easy but I learnt so much about myself & not just why I ate what I ate but how I related to many other everyday issues in my life.I feel that the little girl inside me who was crying out for love and attention has now grown into an adult.  An adult who can take responsibility for everything that enters her mouth, an adult who no longer needs to feed ‘the child’.

I used to wake up every day thinking of how I was going to make it a ‘good’ day with my eating and inevitably went to bed, thinking of what a disaster my eating had been.  This pattern went on morning and night for years and years and years.  The feelings of failure left me exhausted and miserable. This cycle has now been broken, for the last few weeks I have woken up focusing on my day ahead and not my eating and I have fallen asleep thinking about anything and everything but food !!

The list is endless of all the changes that have happened and I am so grateful for the help you gave me. Your passion for helping people change their lives is obvious and my life has certainly changed beyond recognition.

Thank you so much.

(Female client)

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Before coming to see mark I was very skeptical about therapy and counselling. But after only the first session my mind started to change. After only 5 sessions my whole attitude has changed. Mark was fantastic and really helped me through my problems. Not just that but he gave me some great life advice that will help and change my life forever. I would recommend him to anyone who has a problem or just needs a friendly person to talk to. Thank you mark for everything.

(Male client)

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I have been working with Mark for around 5 months,and can honestly say he has changed my life. He has given me the confidence to believe in myself and the strength to take control over the issues I was facing. He is an amazing and empathetic therapist with a great skill and it has been a real privilege to work with him.

(Female client)

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Mark has helped my son through a very difficult time in his life.  He has been there as his friend, his guide and support.  My son was inspired by Mark to focus on the positive and the future, turning his mind away from negative thoughts particularly of the past.  My son has gained confidence, and has now improved his attendance and focus at school. We are both extremely grateful, and feel that we have both gained a friend throughout the whole process.

(Male Client)

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Working with Mark has helped me realise my real potential in life and given me the support & guidance I needed to change my life.

(Male client)

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I came to see Mark and I have had 8 sessions. I have found the whole experience fulfilling. Since seeing Mark I have found my way in life, I have come to realise what my dream career is. My life is now changing thanks to Mark. We have covered a lot in 8 sessions and his way of working is remarkable. I know I will recommend Mark to my friends and will continue to see Mark as and when needed.

(Female client)

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Working with Mark has given me confidence to be more expressive & less confined. I used to have unhealthy thoughts & behaviours & now Mark has shown me ways of changing these. Now my life is more positive.

(Male client)

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I would not hesitate to recommend Mark's counselling skills, particularly if your faced with making difficult life changing decisions, Mark helped me clarify my feelings and thoughts.

(Female Client)

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Mark's sessions helped point me in the direction I needed pointing and made me look at things from a completely different way; gave me the confidence boost I needed and reminded me of my strengths.' Thanks again for your help, mean everything I've written there you really have helped me out.

(Male client)

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My partner and i went to see mark for joint therapy after finding him on the internet. My partner found all this very hard and embarrassing but mark made us very welcome and relaxed. He very quickly found out where we were in life and relationship. Over the weeks he gave us alot of ideas and things to try and talked through how we had got on each week. My partner really grew in this time with an understanding on how to cope with unwanted problems. I also got an understanding on my behaviour. All in all we both felt mark was a excellent help for us and will not hesitate to go back to him if we need more relationship help.

(couple)
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Hi Mark

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for all your help & support over the last 8 weeks. You have really made a difference to me & i wanted to say how much i appreciate it.

I have made some positive steps forward during these 8 weeks and have a long way to go but you have helped the rebuild of my confidence & enabled me to see a way to be happy.

Anyway, enough waffling from me, i just want to say "thank you" again...

(Female Client)

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I have been working with Mark now for almost a year and I can honestly say I am truly grateful for the work we have done, the change in myself and my out look on life is amazing, knowing where I was before I met Mark to where i am now is nothing short of a miracle. I must admit I was a little sceptical to start with as i had been to see a few councillors pryer to meeting Mark and it really wasn't for me nothing seemed to work but the therapy with Mark is totally different. He is a great guy and i feel we have developed a really positive relationship, I feel I am growing in confidence and am a lot more positive in my thinking, facing life head on, and in the knowledge I have someone like Mark with his knowledge and guidance, I believe there's nothing i can't achieve.

(Male client)

Maps & Directions

Worthing, BN14 8AY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I offer day and night time appointments inc Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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