Mark Conlon Adv Dip.Couns. (MBACP Registered)
Please Note: All counselling is online or by telephone during the COVID-19 lockdown.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in the Birmingham area 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 Counselling
Working with PTSD
Understanding Impact of Brain Injury
Understanding Impact of Miscarriage
Working Online (Counselling)
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 experience working in a variety of different settings including: charity agencies, GP Practice and local community voluntary sector 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free initial phone consultation
Face-to-Face Counselling: £40 Per Session
Online Counselling: £40 Per Session
Telephone Counselling: £35 Per Session
All enquiries are confidential!
Concessions offered for
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.