Mark Conlon Dip.Couns. "Registered" MBACP
Hi my name is Mark and I am a qualified Counsellor and ‘registered’ member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Are you looking for support during a difficult time in your life? Feeling exhausted or stuck and unable to move forward with your feelings? Most of us at some time in our life will experience situations that we find difficult to cope with. There are times in all our lives when we struggle to make sense of things and feel overwhelmed, whether in our relationships or working lives, due to bereavement or any major life change, which can often leave us feeling depressed, anxious or with a lack of motivation and energy because we cannot see a way through. If your emotions are confusing or overwhelming then talking about them can bring clarity.
How can counselling help you...?
Sharing your difficulties or struggles is the first step to making it more manageable and having someone to walk with you can help the healing process enormously. As a warm compassionate empathic counsellor my aim is to offer you the opportunity to do this in a welcoming, safe, supportive and non-judgemental confidential space which allows you to experience a relationship which provides you support and encouragement as together we explore ways to facilitate psychological health and growth, helping you discover a new perspective and more comfortable way of living.
I am a person-centred counsellor though I do integrate other approaches depending on the issues you are struggling with. I have a gentle but effective approach and the therapy I offer allows you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings without being judged so you feel listened to, valued and understood.
To seek help requires a leap of faith and I never underestimate the courage it can take to make that leap. Making a decision to go for counselling can seem overwhelming and daunting, and having been through issues in my own life I fully appreciate the courage it takes to make this step in coming for counselling and feel it would be a privilege for me to work with you.
What to expect in the first session...
During the first session together, we will discuss your needs from therapy and expectations. It is also a chance to share information and see if we want to work together. There's no commitment to continue with counselling after this session, but if you do we'll generally agree a way forward regarding the following sessions and then review progress, or see where we want to go after that.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you further details either by e-mail or over the telephone. Please use my confidential answerphone to leave a message and a convenient time to call you, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Finally, thank you very much for reading my profile, and I hope to meet you very soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over a period of six years I trained at various colleges where I gained: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Counselling Skills and Theory. I also completed a two year Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and also gained an advanced Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Coleshill Counselling Service College.
I have experience in a variety of different settings including; charity agencies, GP practice and voluntary work in the local community working with adults with a variety of issues, including:
- Low self-esteem
- Low self-confidence
- Relationship issues
- Chronic pain
- Work issues
- Redundancy issues
Learning is an on-going process for me, as I continue to develop my practice I update my work through reading new research, having regular Supervision, and also attending Continued Personal Development workshops, Talks and Conferences, so I can offer the best service to my clients I can.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
£40 per 50 minute session.
I also offer reduced rates for students and anyone on a low income, although these are subject to availability. Please contact me for more information about this.
You can also find me listed on the BACP register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists website. I adhere to the BACP codes of Ethics and Good Practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I do have a chair lift at the Birmingham practice to aid people who struggle climbing stairs to the counselling room.
10:00 - 8:00pm Monday to Thursday, 10:00 - 1:00pm Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|