Mark Bourne

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Southampton SO30
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with young people, couples, adults and families. I operate a private practice in the Hedge End/ Botley area near Southampton. I also work for an educational establishment and Eastleigh Youth Counselling Service. 

I work with a wide range of issues. These are some of the things I can help with: Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Bereavement, Self harming, Stress and difficulties at work, Lack of confidence and low self esteem, Managing life changes

I listen carefully to find out how things are from your perspective and seek to assist you in finding the best solution.  I will always work in your best interests. I provide a warm, safe and supportive environment which would help you to tackle the issues in your life at that time. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons)

Advanced Diploma in CBT

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Middlesex University.

Diploma in Counselling Young People

Post Graduate Certificate in Education from University of Southampton

Level 7 Post Graduate qualification in Special Needs from University of Winchester.

Certificate in Counselling online and by telephone

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.

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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Concessions are offered. Please contact me for further details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer appointments from 16:00 to 21:00 Monday to Thursday, 12:30 to 18:00 on Fridays and also at weekends if needed.

I am available online, by telephone or in person.

Further information

My counselling spaces are warm and calming. They have plenty of car parking spaces and are easy to reach off the M27 junction 7 or 8. My sessions are for 50 minutes and there is no obligation to book a certain number or attend on a weekly basis; the frequency is up to you. Most clients get a lot from the first session and we identify the problem and how we might go about solving this.

I regularly attend courses to keep up with the latest approaches for the client. Here is an example of some of my latest:

Relational depth 

Relationships between parents/carers and their children

Depression: Identifying and Supporting.

Bereavement, Grief, and Loss – Ask The Expert

Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30

St. Lukes Church, St. Lukes Close, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2US

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

One of my offices is accessible to wheelchair users and people who have mobility problems. This is easily arranged.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet