Marco Cortez - MA, ADEP, MBACP (accred), UKCP, AXA and AVIVA Registered
Having more than 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, counsellor and coach, I have specialised in the field of addiction, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, HIV, couple counselling, anger management and set up one of London’s largest substance misuse counselling service.
I work with both individuals and couples employing existential themes and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). Whilst having a great deal of knowledge, I maintain a comfortable yet professional relationship with my clients.
Alongside my work as the WDP Psychosocial Therapy Manager and private practice, I work as a coach and used to supervise other therapists at Mind, Turning Point, Lifeline and Addiction. I am also a visiting lecturer at The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and continuing my own studies working on a PhD.
I work both in English and Portuguese.
I also accept AXA PPP healthcare and Aviva health insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
My diverse experience acquired from different counselling settings (NHS and charities) has given me the opportunities to being exposed to a variety of clients’ life issues: trauma, ‘bipolar disorder’, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, family abuse, substance misuse, bereavement, eating disorder, HIV, sexual violence.
I work hard to develop the relationship between clients and myself, aiming to respect individual values and the client’s capacity for self-determination. What is central to my interactions with my clients is that it is their process; my role is mainly to provide a safe, therapeutic space and time to facilitate the clients individual emotional growth.
2015 - present WDP Psychosocial Therapy Manager, London
2012 - 2013 Clinical Manager, The Seventy4 Foundation, London
2006 – 2012 Lead Counsellor, Addaction/Lifeline, London
2004 – 2006 Team Leader/Counsellor, Turning Point, London
2003 – 2012 Health Team Counsellor, Centrepoint, London
2002 – 2003 Counsellor, The Drug and Alcohol Foundation, London
2000 – 2004 Drugs and Alcohol Worker, Phoenix House, London
1999 – 2003 Project Worker, The Lord Clyde Nightshelter, London
1998 – 2004 Counsellor, Camden, City, Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service
PhD in Psychotherapy and Counselling Studies from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents College, London (ongoing)
Existential Supervision and Group Work Course from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents College, London
MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents College, London
Certificate in the Fundamentals of Psychotherapy and Counselling from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents College, London
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from University of Advertising and Marketing – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Law Degree from State University of Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My therapy fees are £90 for individuals for a fifty minute session and £110 for couples for a fifty minute session. Some concessions are available for students - £80.
Coaching sessions are £150.
I only ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation and offer early morning, lunchtime and evening appointments. I also work on Saturdays AM.
I am a member of SEA, UKCP and BACP and am bound by and adhere to BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also an UKCP accredited supervisor.
Skype, email or telephone counselling also available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
am/pm - Monday until Friday and Sat am
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor providing individual and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists for more than 20 years.