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"The reason I chose Mark is that I read the reviews and I appreciated it when I read he would challenge me. He will not just say what you want to hear, which is what I need. He is warm, encouraging and you can tell he is truly proud when you make progress. I am extremely grateful he was able to identify the key barriers that were preventing me make long term progress before, even with CBT, and I feel positive about the future now. I have recently faced some significant life and health challenges and not only coped but quickly moved to thriving, so the proof has definitely been in the pudding!” Sophia

What would you need to overcome a period of crisis and trauma? To replace destructive lifestyle patterns with positive ones? And to succeed in your Personal and Professional Transformation? You would need a Conversation With Impact. A Conversation With Impact makes the difference you are after by giving you what your existing conversations cannot or will not. Too many people live with persistent difficulties and challenges because they have conversations that fail to give them what they need.

It was a Conversation With Impact that shaped who I am and what I do.  At one time, my own life took a destructive path, and my mental health deteriorated. It was a coach/therapist who gave me a Conversation With Impact and put my life back together. Putting my life back together began with volunteering for a project in South East London. The project, which offered respite to families with children living with conditions such as autism, proved to be the start of my new career. Although it took a while to sink in, my volunteering gave me a sense of meaning and purpose that had been lacking.

In 2005 I qualified as a therapist and then later as a life and executive coach, and I discovered what it feels like to contribute. My real strength is the ability to provide coaching and therapy because, for many people, their issues do not fall neatly into any one personal or professional category.

“I met Mark during a difficult time when everything in my life was unknown and volatile. Through several sessions I was able to utilise the guidance provided to eventually find my way through the unknown and come out a much happier and successful person. A great professional with a charming personality, he made our sessions something I looked forward to. His therapy and coaching experience enabled me to implement changes throughout my life both on a professional and personal level. Mark played a key part in rebuilding my confidence and no doubt I wouldn’t have gotten where I am now without him. Mark is incredible at what he does!” Hayley O’Neill

Why choose me?

My ability to provide both therapy and coaching means I can safely support you through difficult and challenging periods and complete your Personal Transformation journey. In simple terms, working with me will enable you to be more and do more in life.

I have extensive therapeutic experience working with a range of mental health conditions and wellbeing issues: stress & anxiety/anxiety disorders, panic attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma, anger, depression, relationships, addictions/obsessions/compulsions and professional issues encountered at work. As a coach, I have experience working with people across many areas of their Personal and Professional Transformation, such as confidence-building, raising self-esteem and developing assertiveness. I have specific interests in working with problem eating (mild-to-moderate, not Eating Disorders) and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of people in business/business owners.

I have a strong belief in myself as a practitioner. One of the best predictors for successful outcomes in therapy is the belief a therapist has in themselves and their approach. Research suggests that clients need their therapist to have these high levels of belief to overcome their own difficulties.

Personalised support, not a one-size-fits-all approach

With my approach, you will always be the boss in your sessions and get to shape your support in ways that work for you. I will not impose a one-size-fits-all approach but tailored support for your own specific needs and circumstances. While I will suggest ideas and ways of working based on my judgement and experience, the overall approach will be collaborative. And as the boss, you get to give me feedback on what is working for you and anything you would like to change.

As someone with both therapeutic and coaching experience, I often work with people who start therapy and then move into coaching. Their focus shifts from overcoming their difficulties to creating a meaningful and fulfilling life both at home and at work.

You can read about my professional approach in my book 'How to transform your life with IMPACT: Unlock the best of you', which comes out on July 15th 2021.

“When I first met Mark, my life was like a mess and I could not face the changes that I had in my life (changing the environment as I moved from the UK to Iraq, and change in my personal life status to be a mum with a little boy and carrying his responsibilities alone). Mark was the coach who supported me to be a strong person to face all these difficulties in a calm way with self-esteem, self- peace, and to appreciate myself (always). I learnt lots of strategies to deal with difficulties in life and all bad experiences with a hopeful future. Now, I am achieving my goals in life with a smile on my face   and I am the person that I would love to be. Really appreciated these sessions. Honestly, I would highly recommend contacting him for life coaching as he is a highly skilled coach in his field.” Dhuha

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in practice since 2005 after qualifying in Human Givens Therapy. Human Givens therapy is a versatile form of therapy that is easily adapted to short and longer-term work. In 2015, I qualified as a life coach and executive coach. I trained with The Performance Coach, and I am a European Mentoring & Coaching Council Accredited Practitioner. My extensive Professional Development means I can combine my core approaches with other effective therapy and coaching approaches such as CBT, Solution-Focused & Strategic Therapy, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, metaphor & storytelling.

I worked as a coach and therapist in High Education from 2005 to 2018. From 2015 to 2018, I belonged to the EMCC UK Academic Members Forum, which promotes Coaching in Higher Education. From 2007 to 2010, I worked as a therapist and coach in the Employee Assistance Industry, providing therapy and coaching to employees and consultancy to employers. Since 2015 I have run my own business, Conversations With Impact, providing therapy, executive therapy, life coaching and executive coaching. In addition to these services, I am interested in supporting people with mild-to-moderate eating problems and supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of people in business.

I am an Accredited Therapist of the Human Givens Institute and the National Counselling Society. I am on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers for the National Counselling Society.

Before training as a therapist and coach, I worked as a Mental Health Advocate for the mental health charity MIND and before that in business for The Telegraph Group as a Strategic Planner in advertising and marketing.

N.B. I work with young people 18+

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.

HGI

Human Givens Institute

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have selected areas that I have the most experience working in, however, I do have experience working in virtually all areas. I am happy to work and share what I know with people, but will also be clear where my training and experience is limited. If I can't help I will be clear about this and do my very best to signpost you to a service that can.

My experience as a coach and therapist in business/industry means I also have a good understanding of many work-based issues and concerns. As a student counsellor in Higher Education I have extensive experience in supporting both undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout their time at university.

My overall experiences in education, business and private practice have given me many opportunities to work with both young people (18+yrs) and adults presenting with attachment disorders and family problems, eating disorders, specific learning difficulties, disability and sexuality.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

From £85.00 to £125.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fee is £85 per face-to-face or telephone/online session.

Details of my IMPACT Transformation Programmes are available on request. Price vary.

Availability

Leicester on Tues/Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 9am-4pm & Saturday am/early pm. In Loughborough I offer daytime (morning-early afternoon) appts on Tues, Weds and Thurs. Pls call for availability.

Further information

I am registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (Enhanced)

Please note that while I usually offer face-to-face appointments, due to coronavirus I am not currently able to do so. All sessions are therefore either by telephone or online. This situation is under constant review.

Also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Holmfield Consulting Rooms
1 Holmfield Road
Leicester
LE2 1SD

Loughborough Osteopathic Clinic
27 Granby Street
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3DU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Zoom

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