Mark Aitchison (MBACP)
At Ataraxia counselling i can offer a safe, warm and confidential space for people to share and work through their life experiences and issues. We offer Skype sessions for those who are unable to attend sessions in person.
Originally trained in Psychodynamic counselling i went on to train further as an integrative Counsellor. I have also studied Cognitive behavioural therapy allowing me to work in a more goal focused environment.
I have slowly developed a relational supportive style of counselling which suits most clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training has been a combination of colleges, university and a private counselling school.
I started working as a drug and alcohol mentor for Foundation 66 offering support for addicts and alcoholics.
I am an associate counsellor for an alcohol and drug advisory service where i see clients with alcohol dependency issues weekly.
I have been an associate counsellor for Mind in mid Herts where i see clients weekly working with all types of personalities and mental health conditions.
My counselling qualifications are : AQA level 2 counselling certificate, NCFE levels 1and 2 drug and alcohol mentoring certificate, a certificate of higher education in counselling (psychodynamic), CPCAB level 4 diploma in counselling (integrative) oplex careers level3 certificate in C.B.T, I have recently completed a NCFE level 2 in awareness of mental health problems.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
social media issues (dependency,addiction or bullying)
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Each 50 minute session costs £50 for individuals and £60 for couples.
Skype sessions cost £50 for individuals.
Ataraxia counselling offers daytime, evening and weekend counselling services.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am -9pm Mondays - Fridays 8am-2pm Saturdays and Sundays
Types of client