Mark Ames

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bath, Somerset, BA2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide a safe, supportive and confidential space where you can explore difficult experiences, thoughts and feelings. This helps deepen your self-knowledge and recognise those patterns of behaviour that may no longer be serving you well. Feelings and behaviours that may lead you to try therapy include anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviours, stress, a lack of connection with others, or simply a sense that life is not what you want it to be. Working towards greater self knowledge and acceptance can help you live a richer more fulfilling life, as well as enjoy more meaningful and authentic relationships. 

As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a range of theories including person-centred, psychodynamic, and psychosynthesis.  As a qualified Coach, I can also offer more proactive, goal focused approaches to help you achieve specific changes, such as better integrating and balancing your personal and professional lives. I am able to respond flexibly to your unique needs and concerns in a warm and supportive manner.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and training

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching
  • Senior Practitioner, Coaching/Mentoring, Level 7


  • Worked in Further and Higher Education for 35 years
  • Senior leadership of student support services
  • HE Consultant and Leadership Coach
  • Chair of Board of Trustees for local charity
  • Actively balancing work and family life
  • Regular Yoga and Mindfulness Practice

Additional information

  • Individual Member of BACP
  • Regular professional supervision
  • Fully insured
  • See LinkedIn for details of professional background

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

Initial Exploratory Assessment

I offer an initial exploratory assessment which lasts for 50 minutes and costs £50. This allows us to explore why you you are considering Psychotherapeutic Counselling and how it might help you, as well as to experience how it might feel to work together.

Working Together

If you decide to work with me, I will initially offer six sessions. We can then decide together whether you/we would like to extend this.


Each session is fifty minutes and is usually at the same time and day each week.

Bath, Somerset, BA2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

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Mark Ames
Mark Ames