Mark Davidson, MSc, MBACP, Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
Experiencing difficulties in our daily lives is normal, but sometimes those difficulties become overwhelming and it can feel impossible to cope. It could be a repeat of previous difficulties that have followed us round for years, or maybe something new has been brought on by current situations or recent experiences. It might be hard to describe what we're going through but we know something just isn't right and it's affecting our abilities to live our lives as fully as possible. It's impacting on our relationships and our motivations and enjoyment in life can suffer, but it's also hard to know how to change things without some help.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working on a one to one basis with adults online and in the Central London and Buckhurst Hill areas. I believe having a non-judgmental space to talk about our emotional or psychological difficulties can help us better understand what is troubling us. Greater insight into our thoughts and feelings mean they can feel less of a burden and allow us to live a freer, happier life. Together we would explore your current and previous difficulties to try to understand how what is happening in your life now is affected by your past experiences, and how they are influencing your current thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The sort of areas I help you with are:
- Loss & Bereavement
- Relationship Difficulties
- Work difficulties
Alongside my individual work, I also have training in understanding organisational dynamics and have experience of working with families in a non-therapeutic setting. This experience can help us think about the wider context of your current situations and how the dynamics from family or work situations are contributing to your current difficulties.
I have a Masters is Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy and can provide the safe space for us to work together. My work is currently conducted remotely by telephone or video conference and I can offer daytime or early morning sessions, as well as some limited evening slots. We would start by meeting for an initial consultation to give us an opportunity to get to know each other a little and decide if the therapy I offer is likely to be of help to you. It may take two to three sessions to decide if we would like to start working together, but after these initial sessions there is no obligation for us to continue. If we decide to continue then we will agree a time and day for a regular weekly session. I tend to work in a longer-term, open-ended style but can also work on a more short-term, focussed basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as my work in private practice, I have experience of working for the NHS North East London Foundation Trust as an honorary Psychotherapist, as well as working as a counsellor for Waterloo Community Counselling.
I have worked with a broad spectrum of needs ranging from:
- Panic Attacks
- Relationship troubles
- Bereavement & loss
- Sexual difficulties
- Gender identity
- Difficult family dynamics
- Suicidal ideation
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Sessions between 9:00am-5:00pm are charged at £65
Early morning sessions between 7:00-9:00am are charged at £80
I can offer early morning and day time sessions, from 7:00am
When you first make contact I will invite you for an initial consultation to discuss your aims for coming to therapy and for us to decide if we can work together. It can take between one and three sessions to decide the best course of action for you.
If we decide to work together then we will agree a regular time and day to meet each week.
If we decide that the therapy I offer won’t be of help to you then I will try to find an alternative therapist who can help.