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Mark Baxter BSc (Honours) Psychology. MNCS. Mindfulness-based counselling

Maidstone, Kent, ME15
07917 385 855 07917 385 855 07917 385 855 07917 385 855 Registered / Accredited

About me

          Maidstone Mindfulness Therapy    

          Mindfulness- Based Counselling

This is an active therapy where you learn new skills to deal with distress. You get the benefit of not only learning mindfulness but also other psychological skills to help deal with our difficult emotions, thoughts, memories & body sensations.                             
Life inevitably involves emotional pain, but through this approach you can learn to take a different perspective on your problems and your life. This approach will help you drop the struggle with emotional pain and find more vitality in your own life.
    
I work at a pace that suits you, so gradually your difficult thoughts & feelings have much less impact & influence on you. This then allows you to make changes, or put your energy into things you want to do.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps you accept what's out of your personal control, and commit to taking action that enriches your life. This is an evidence-based cognitive behavioural type of therapy. It's a very active therapy that actually teaches you many psychological skills for you to use in your everyday life.

Mindfulness Therapies are becoming increasingly popular and an exciting new approach to deal with many types of distress including depression, anxiety, stress and addictions.

Please contact me by Phone, Text or E-Mail with any questions you have or to make an appointment. Free initial phone consultation. 

Please call to arrange counselling or the Mindfulness Course, or for any questions.

07917 385 855     
email@mindfulchoice.uk

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Training, qualifications & experience

Honours Degree in Psychology (BSc)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Worked at Kenward Trust (Alcohol & Drug Residential Unit)
Certificate in working with problem Gamblers.
Certificate in Mindfulness: Skills, techniques, and applications.
I am a member with the ACBS Association for Contextual Behavioural Science
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I am an Accredited member of The National Counselling Society and the
Accredited Voluntary Registers Scheme (AVR).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Overcome Psychological Inflexibility
Cognitive Fusion > Experiential Avoidance > Loss of contact with the here-and-now
                   > Attachment to the "Conceptualized Self" > Lack of Values > Unworkable Actions

Mindfulness can be learnt & practised with or without meditation. At Maidstone Mindfulness Therapy you have the advantage of learning both these processes (with & without meditation).

Available in Maidstone:

⚫️ Counselling and therapy.

⚫️ Mindful Plus 6 week mindfulness course maidstone  mindfulplus.uk
An 6 week mindfulness course for general mental wellbeing.
Skills and techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life.

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Fees

Mindfulness-Based Therapy/Counselling   £45 for each session
(Saturdays & evenings only)

Further information

Also available is an 6 week mindfulness course, called Mindful Plus. You can view details of this at mindfulplus.uk
This is a Mindfulness Course for General Wellbeing. These classes teach you a number of skills (with & without meditation) that you can incorporate into your daily life to reduce general emotional & psychological struggle & to increase vitality & wellbeing.
Other benefits include: More calm & peacefulness, increased self-awareness, improved health, more self-acceptance & self compassion, more here & now experience, more connected to yourself & others, reduced suffering- physical & emotional pain, less judgemental, and increased appreciation of life.
This consists of 6 weekly classes of 2 hours.
This course does not replace counselling or therapy but it is very effective for most people with mild to moderate difficulties.

This Course is aimed towards helping you with our everyday issues of overeating, sleep problems, physical pain, relationships, addictions, habits, stress, anxiety, and depressive thoughts.

mindfulplus.uk
07917 385 855

Maidstone
Kent
ME15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Two flights of stairs.

Availability

Saturday's 09.00 - 15.00 Weekdays; evenings only

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Mark Baxter BSc (Honours) Psychology. MNCS. Mindfulness-based counselling

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