Mark Dove

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8EQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT),  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and 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
Loss of Direction
Low self-esteem
Financial Issues
Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
Divorce and Separation
Feeling lost or dissociated
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

ACT Certified Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Practitioner
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)
CFT for Complex Cases
Certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner
Certified ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Practitioner

October 2017 - November 2020 : Counsellor at Talking Spaces & Just Be
January 2019 - present: Counsellor at Mark Dove Counselling
April 2020 - May 2023: Associate Counsellor at Uplift Mental Health
June 2020 - present: Referral Therapist at Head Agenda in Leeds

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

In person and online sessions available. Fee £50 per session. I offer a 20% discount rate for the groups mentioned above.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions available online or in person

Further information

20% discount on fees for concession groups listed. 

Olive Branch Therapy, 56 Leeds Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8EQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I can offer online sessions if you have accessibility issues.

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