Mark Conlon Dip.Couns. Registered MBACP
Hi, I'm Mark and I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in the Birmingham and Stourbridge areas of the West Midlands. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Are you looking for support during a difficult time in your life? Are you feeling exhausted or stuck or feel unable to move forward? Most of us at some time in our life will experience situations that we find difficult to cope with. Whether you are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, bereavement or loss, there is hope.
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.
I am a humanistic counsellor although I do integrate other counselling 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 in a welcoming, safe, supportive, non-judgemental confidential space, which provides you with support and encouragement as together we explore ways to facilitate psychological health and growth, helping you to discover a new perspective and more comfortable way of living.
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 our first session together, we will discuss your needs from therapy. 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 following sessions.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you further details either by email 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
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (QCF)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory (NCFE)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (NCFE)
Level 1 Introduction to Counselling Skills (BAES)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Training & Continued Professional Development
Certificate in Couples Relationship Counselling
Working with PTSD
Understanding Impact of Brain Injury
Understanding Impact of Miscarriage
Child Protection & Safe-guarding
Stalking & Cyber Stalking
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' (CPD) Workshops, Talks and Conferences, so I can offer the best service to my clients.
I have extensive experience working in a variety of different settings including: charity agencies, GP Practice and the voluntary sector in the local community, working with adults from various diverse backgrounds with issues including: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low Self-esteem, Low Self-confidence, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sadness, Social Anxiety, Relationship issues, Bullying.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also help people who are suffering with Social Anxiety
Individual Counselling £40.00 Per Session
Couples Counselling: £55.00 Per Session
I offer reduced rates for students and anyone on a low income, these are subject to availability. Please ask for more details on enquiry.
All enquiries are confidential!
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|
10:00 - 8:00pm Mon to Thurs, 10:00 - 1:00pm Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|