Mark Griffiths

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MNCS (Accred)
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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6TY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

What are you here for?

Do you remember having told yourself, ‘This is what I’m here for’?

What happened to your life project? How come you’re avoiding it? What are you resisting?

How come what you’re doing now is more important than what you intended to do all along?

If you’ve read this far, chances are you won’t have any answers to these questions. Essentially, you’re stuck and have lost your way.

That’s OK. I love working with people like you. I’ve been there myself. That sense of feeling lost, off track is what took me to therapy in the first place.

And now I’m here, ready to work with you.

Therapy doesn’t have to be just about dealing with depression or anxiety. Some people, like me, also use it as a means to work out who they are and what they are meant to be doing with their lives.

Would you like a chance to talk about your identity, without being judged?

Could you benefit from a working relationship whose purpose is to help you find your right track and get on it?

If these are questions you can answer yes to, please get in touch with me and let’s do it.

Can I help you?

Whether you’re Generation Z, Millennial, Generation X or Boomer, I’m a qualified Counsellor, trained to put you and your concerns first, without judging you for who you are and what you say.

I'm available Monday to Friday on Zoom or face to face in Stratford, on the mornings, afternoons and evenings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Attending weekly, fortnightly, or monthly? It's up to you.  It's your time and your budget. If you can put aside an hour of your free time to talk through what’s worrying you, weighing you down, or keeping you low, I can be here to listen, supporting you as you work through your concerns. 

You may be worried about something you’ve wrestled with for some time – a change in a close relationship, a loss of trust, a transition in life, a drop in motivation, or just plain hopelessness. Talking about it may help.

If you’d like to understand more about how you’re feeling and thinking, I hope I can provide a relationship you can use to do that and more. 

I operate on a session-by-session basis from the beginning, working mostly face to face, but also online and Walk & Talk by arrangement. No set number of sessions. You're in charge.

Will I understand you and your concerns?

I guarantee that I’ll accept you for who you are and treat you respectfully, as an equal. I work with people from all walks of life, covering a diverse range of issues.

Not sure what to expect? Counselling is rarely the way it’s depicted in TV dramas. If you’re brave enough to share your psychological struggles, I’ll listen carefully as I try to understand what it’s like to live life in your shoes. I’ll be approachable and supportive and, when necessary, challenging.

Besides, you can have a free, 30-minute taster session to assess whether you think we can work together with your concerns. Ask some questions, trust your gut feeling.

To book your introductory session, please give me a call, or send me an email. 

If you then decide to give it a go, payment is simple and straightforward, via bank transfer, in advance, on a session-by-session basis.

Am I qualified, registered, insured and up to date?

Yes to all four. I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Warwickshire College, gained over four years’ training. I’m an Accredited Registrant with The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society, work to the NCPS Code of Ethics and receive supervision once a month from a very experienced counsellor. I’m insured with Holistic Insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapeutic:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and Theory
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Educational:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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 & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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Fees

£40.00 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Your first 30-minute introductory meeting is free, via phone, video link or face to face at Tyler House in Stratford upon Avon.

£45 per 50-minute therapy session:

- Face to Face, in a private room at Tyler House Hub in Stratford upon Avon

£40 per 50-minute therapy session:

- Online via Zoom video link

Walk & Talk sessions by arrangement, in quiet locations around Stratford upon Avon.

Payment is simple and straightforward - via BACS bank transfer in advance of each session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

MONDAYS and FRIDAYS: Zoom online video sessions.

TUES/WEDS/THURS: Face to Face in Stratford, or anywhere on Zoom.

Walk & Talk sessions by arrangement.

Further information

What do I stand for?

I believe in therapeutic counselling because it’s helped me personally. I’ve had ‘professional help’ myself when I’ve needed it – from both female and male counsellors. After years of trying to sort out my problems by myself, with the same old thinking and behaviour patterns turning up day after day, I finally decided enough was enough. 

I know what it takes to bring difficult feelings and thoughts to someone who knows nothing about you. While I was nervous about opening myself up to a complete stranger, I soon found that doing so without being judged was unlike any experience I’d ever had before. I turned up, learned to trust, committed to the process, did the work, in sessions and, most importantly, in between sessions. When I accepted what a difference it made to my life, I decided that I wanted to sit in the other chair and be there with women and men who needed to see a change in their lives. So I did the training, put in the voluntary hours, learned from failures and successes, found my own way of counselling.

Ultimately, I appreciate that counselling is for human beings, in a world that is far more than human beings. People sometimes ask me why I trained to become a counsellor. I usually reply, ‘Because I love trees. It’s a long story.’ From here, the conversation can go just about anywhere. 

Tyler House Hub, Tyler Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6TY

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

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