Mark Aitchison (MBACP)
07511029555 / 07511029555
At Ataraxia counselling i can offer a safe, warm and confidential space for people to share and work through their life experiences and issues.
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 enviorment.
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 am 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, and at present i am studying for 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
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- 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 disorder
- 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 £40 with the exception of the first session which is an assessment session and is charged at £25.
This allows us to meet and discuss underlying issues and decide together the best way forward.
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