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), 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:-

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self Confidence
  • Relationship Issues
  • Bereavement
  • General Unhappiness
  • Financial Issues
  • Assertiveness/Self-Confidence
  • Abuse - Physical, Emotional, Sexual
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Phobias
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Trauma

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)
CFT for Complex Cases

October 2017 - November 2020 : 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

National Counselling Society

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.

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

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

Further information

20% discount on fees for concession groups listed.  This does not apply to your first session which is already discounted.

Wetherby Therapy Rooms
23A High Street
West Yorkshire
LS22 6LR

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I can offer some outreach work if you have accessibility issues.

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Mark Dove

Mark Dove