Dr Marco Cortez

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PhD MBACP (Accred) UKCP - Couples, Individuals & Supervision
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

162-168 Regent Street W1B & London NW3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor working with adults, young people and couples who may be experiencing issues relating to anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger management, abuse, bereavement, eating disorders, phobias and panic attacks.

I have 25 years of specialised experience in the field of addiction, including alcohol, drugs and gambling, and I also set up one of London's largest substance misuse counselling services. 

If you are currently struggling with any of these issues, I would like to welcome you to get in touch. I will be able to answer any questions you have.

Has it become difficult to handle situations you were once able to manage? Is making decisions leaving you full of doubt? Maybe you have some communication problems and conflict between you and your partner? Perhaps behaviours have become addictive and lead to compulsive patterns that you would like help to explore and understand.

I offer a space for you to be able to look at any important issues in your life. It could be a chance to explore your ‘world view’ and how that affects your relationships, your decision making and your sense of well-being.

I have extensive training which include existential themes, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, couples counselling and family therapy. 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.

Whilst having a great deal of knowledge, I maintain a comfortable yet professional and confidential relationship with my clients.

If you would like to discuss what you might gain from a therapeutic relationship you can make an appointment to see me in the following ways:

Call me on 07880 506565

I work in English and Portuguese online and in-person at my central London practice in Regent Street, W1B 5TF.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Systemic Approaches to working with Individuals, Families and Organisations, The Tavistock and Portman, NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • EMDR, EMDR Academy, London
  • Open Dialogue Training, Open  Dialogue UK, London
  • PhD in Psychotherapy and Counselling Studies from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent's College, London
  • 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 Regent's University, 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 (ESPM) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Law Degree from State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)– Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

Experience:

  • VIA Psychosocial Therapy Manager, London
  • Clinical Manager, The Seventy4 Foundation, London
  • Lead Counsellor, Addaction/Lifeline, London
  • Team Leader/Counsellor, Turning Point, London
  • Health Team Counsellor, Centrepoint, London
  • Counsellor, The Drug and Alcohol Foundation, London
  • Drugs and Alcohol Worker, Phoenix House, London
  • Project Worker, The Lord Clyde Nightshelter, London
  • Counsellor, Camden, City, Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service.

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.

My hobbies are cinema, food, theatre, running, travel and socialising.

Member organisations

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BACP
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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

UKCP
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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£110.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My therapy fees are £110 for individuals for a fifty minute session and £130 for couples for a fifty minute session.

EMDR sessions are £110 per 50min sessions. You can also book a double session.

Coaching sessions are £200 and group/family sessions £160.

I only ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation and offer early morning, lunchtime and evening appointments.

I do not offer discounts or free initial sessions but happy to talk briefly on the phone with any potential new clients.

I offer online and in-person sessions at my central London practice in Regent Street, W1B 5TF.

When I work

AM/PM - Monday until Friday. I do not work at the weekends.

Further information

Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, Teams or telephone video counselling sessions also available.

I work both in English and Portuguese.

Mindmentor, Linen Hall, Room 628, 162-168 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TF

London, Greater London, NW3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Additional languages

Portuguese

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an UKCP qualified supervisor providing individual and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists for more than 25 years.

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Dr Marco Cortez
Dr Marco Cortez