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About me

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.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

social media issues (dependency,addiction or bullying)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Each 50 minute session costs £50 for individuals and £60 for couples.

Skype sessions cost £50 for individuals.

Further information

Ataraxia counselling offers daytime, evening and weekend counselling services.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


9am -9pm Mondays - Fridays 8am-2pm Saturdays and Sundays

Types of client

Older adults
Mark Aitchison (MBACP)

Mark Aitchison (MBACP)