Mark Cohen

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Systemic Family Psychotherapist M.A. UKCP
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Epping, Essex, CM16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a highly experienced therapist, working with couples, families, and individuals over the last sixteen years. Working with people who experience a wide range of difficulties in their lives, which can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, irritability, and a sense of dissatisfaction with their lives and relationships.

I specialise in providing individuals, couples, and families, with a systemic approach to empower collaborative and creative thinking to help my clients gain a better understanding of their life and relationships to create a context for change that most importantly is a good fit for you and your values.

Relationships are essential to our lives, from family and friends to partners and spouses. We have a natural tendency to develop intimate and intense relationships with a few select individuals, which can bring joy and happiness. Difficulties in relationships are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, which will often bring people into therapy. My goal is to encourage deeper understanding and openness in the relationships of those I work with. I understand how important it is to have a safe and supportive environment, one with mutual respect and understanding.

I am committed to providing a high level of care and individual service in a confidential and compassionate manner. I believe that everyone has the capacity to reach a healthy, meaningful, and fulfilling life.

The format psychotherapy takes is something we can discuss and think about together when we meet or talk. I work from home and work part-time within the NHS so mostly my appointments are in the evening. However, I do have some flexibility for daytime appointments if required. 

  • I am a member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and I work within their code of ethics.
  • I am also a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
  • I am fully insured with Howden.
  • I have an up-to-date CRB check.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy - 2012
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Theory
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Supervisor of trainee counsellors
  • Member of a counselling assessment team.

I have worked in the field of addictions for several years and am currently working for the NHS with children and families with emotional difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience in working with parents who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship with their children or in managing/understanding their behaviour.

Fees

£80.00 - £100.00

Additional information

I see clients, dependant on their needs on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis for short or long term counselling.

The fees for the session are:

  • £80 individual
  • £100 couples or families

Further information

I initially offer an assessment in which we can talk about the difficulties you are experiencing and ascertain the type and frequency of therapy I offer is going to be of benefit to you or whether there is something else that would be more suitable. This is also a time for you to ask any questions you may have.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, either by phone or email.

My mobile has an answer phone service only secure to me, also there is my email. I shall return the call if I am not available.

Either by email or phone I shall reply within 12 hours.

Thank you for taking time to read this.

Epping, Essex, CM16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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