Mark Esward

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PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP, BNURS @ MST
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Oldham OL2 & Rochdale OL11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Mark, thank you for visiting my page. You've taken the first step by visiting this website, keep going as help is not far away!

What I can help you with

Some clients just need a space to share their experiences, others need to vent about work or offload the pressures life brings. Some have traumatic and life-changing events to carefully unpick and address. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, we can take the journey together, at your pace and on your terms.

I have specific interests in trauma/PTSD, bereavement, emergency and healthcare services staff and ADHD.

At present, I do not offer couples therapy or work with people under 18 years of age.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, Person Centred Therapist, attaining a PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, a BACP accredited course.

I have experience working with clients having diagnoses of Autism, ADHD, PTSD, depression and a range of other issues. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety or stress, depression, alcohol and substance misuse, trauma and PTSD, bereavement and loss, psychosis, suicidal ideation, health anxieties, low self esteem or self confidence and terminal diagnoses. My clients have been aged 18 -80+.

I also have over 10 years experience working within the NHS.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

If needed, I offer a free telephone consultation for me to assess your needs and so that we can each decide if we want to work together. Following that we will book our first session.

I understand that face to face counselling can be difficult for some people, building trust in the relationship is important so I offer online therapy at first if you need it.

84 Beal Lane, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8PH

Redbrook House, 217 Bury Road, Rochdale, OL11 4EE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Both therapy centres I use have rooms on the ground floor, however you may need some assistance if using a wheelchair. Please ask if you need assistance with access and I will do my best to accommodate you.