Mark Haddock

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Dip.Couns MBACP
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Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17
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About me

If you’re reading this, my guess is that you, or someone you know, is struggling with day-to-day life.  Depressed?  Anxious?  Grieving? Low self-esteem?  Something else?  Whatever the problem, it’s stopping you from living your best life.  Talking to a professional therapist can help.
My name is Mark, a qualified Counsellor working with a broad range of issues and mental health problems.  I currently split my time between private practice and corporate work.  I have also worked in the Education sector and  held the post of Counselling Lead in a secondary school before moving into private practice.
I believe we all have the resources within us to be who we want to be, but sometimes we lose our way.  When this happens, the view we have of ourselves can be fragmented like a jigsaw puzzle, where the pieces don’t seem to fit.  Often this is as a result of significant events or changes in our lives.  Talking to a professional unrelated to you or the problem in a non-judgemental, safe environment, can help you find your way back to a happier and healthier way of being.
As a person-centred counsellor, my role is one of a facilitator in your personal development.  I do this by walking alongside you as you examine the pieces of your life that don’t feel right.  I listen and try to understand what it’s like from your perspective.  Feeling heard and understood increases self-knowledge and is often the starting point for significant, positive change.   Working together, it is possible to create a new picture where the pieces fit again.  Where you feel, more comfortable, more able, and hopefully, happier in your skin.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with adults and young people (11 to 17) for a wide range of presenting issues and in a range of settings.
My preferred way of working is face to face but I frequently work online over Zoom.  I try to be flexible to accommodate the needs of my clients.  In doing so, I have offered walking and talking therapy and have even worked by text message when required.
As a qualified Counsellor I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP).  I have undertaken specialist training in the areas of:

  • Children & Young People
  • Bereavement
  • Sexual Abuse

As part of my commitment to working ethically and safely, I undertake ongoing professional development and training.

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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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer 20% discount to trainee counsellors who require counselling as part of their course.

When I work

I offer appointments  between 2pm and my last 8pm

East Garston, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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