Mark Dove MBACP, MNCS(Accred)
*** Please note: I am still available for remote sessions via Zoom or Telephone at a reduced rate. I have also recommenced face to face sessions ... see my website's home page for information on my safety precautions ***
We all have times when life is difficult and doesn't seem to be going our way. There is no shame at these times in finding help from someone. It takes strength and courage to ask someone for that help and fortunately we live in times when there is much less stigma in seeking such help. I can provide you with that support ... there is no need to suffer alone.
I use a person centred, humanistic approach. This is a non-directive method whereby the therapist is guided by you, the client, as to what issues you wish to discuss. The aim of this is to enable me to tailor my service to your specific needs, employing an integrative approach using a variety of therapies, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Transactional Analysis or Hypnotherapy, to help you make the changes that you want to make to your life. I will support you as you rid yourself of any damaging learned behaviours that you may have acquired. The good news for any client is that learned behaviours can be unlearned.
My own specialities are bereavement counselling, counselling for anxiety or stress and counselling for depression. However I have been trained in counselling for many issues as follows:-
- Self Confidence
- Relationship Issues
- General Unhappiness
- Financial Issues
- Abuse - Physical, Emotional, Sexual
- Divorce & Separation
- Self Harm
- Suicidal Feelings
Training, qualifications & experience
Chrysalis Not For Profit Ltd
2012 – 2018
Dip Hyp CS - Diploma (Level 2) in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
Dip PC - Diploma (Level 3) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Adv Dip PC - Advanced Diploma (Level 4) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
ASIST Suicide Intervention Trained
MHFA Mental Health First Aid Trained
PODS: Dealing with Distress
TA101: Transactional Analysis
Theory and Practice of CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy)
October 2017 - present: Counsellor at Talking Spaces & Just Be
January 2019 - present: Counsellor at Mark Dove Counselling
April 2020 - present: Associate Counsellor at Uplift Mental Health
June 2020 - present: Referral Therapist at Headspace Leeds
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
1 hour session of face to face counselling £45
1 hour session of remote (Zoom or telephone) counselling £30
1st session of either is half price ie £20 and £15 respectively
Concessions offered for
20% discount on fees for concession groups listed. This does not apply to your first session which is already discounted.