Mark Harkness

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Carlisle, CA1 1JA
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About me

Qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. Working with adults and couples.

Person-Centred Therapy is very much about you. As my client you will be listened to and have counselling offered to you in a way that is supportive of you as an individual. 

LGBTQIA+ adults and couples are very welcome at my practice.

Very experienced in bereavement work.

Trauma-informed therapist.

Psycho-Sexual behaviours. 

I have a strong interest in supporting adults and couples with their sex lives and developing sexuality. My practice is a very safe and confidential space for clients to explore any aspects of their sexuality without fear of judgement or shame.

I am a friendly, outgoing individual with a great passion and dedication towards counselling and self-help therapies. I have excellent inter-personal skills and communicate very effectively with people from all backgrounds of society.

My non-judgement approach towards my work allows me to gain the confidence and trust of others quickly, and my discretion and confidentiality are a vital part of my role.

I am able to offer Family Support Sessions.  A session with a family will provide a safe, confidential space for families to communicate their issues and feelings.

Skype and DoxyMe Sessions are now also available. Please email me for more details.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) work is also available. Rates negotiable.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons) Person-Centred Counselling                                                             

Child Bereavement UK                                                                                             Academic Level 6: Working with Bereaved Children and Young People     

Training Courses Attended

Child Bereavement
Mental Health First Aid
CADAS Alcohol Awareness Course
CADAS Drug Awareness Course
CADAS Community Ambassador Course
Appropriate Adult Accredited Training
Supporting Parents and Family Members Through Child Bereavement
Grief and Bereavement in Children and Young People
The Unexpected Palliative Care
Supporting Bereaved Pupils: Let's Talk About It
Child Protection; An Introduction
Creative Ways of Helping Bereaved Children and Families
Suicide-The Impact On Families                                                                        PODS Training (Positive Outcome for Dissociative Survivors)                    Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals                                                         
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope For Healing                                                           
Trauma And The Body: Dissociation & Somatisation                                     
Working With Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment          
Silva Neves Training:                                                                                      Working With Psycho-sexual Presentations   

Emotion Focused Therapy:                                                                                  Core Concepts and Interventions in EFT                                                     
EFT Stage 1: Reaching De-escalation                                                               
EFT Stage 2-3: Deepening Engagement & Consolidation                             
Impasses and Challenges in EFT  
EFT Masterclass:                                                                                            Volume1: Sex Issues                                                                                       
Volume 2: Addiction                                                                                         
Volume 3: Pornography Addiction                                                                   
Volume 4: Grief and Loss                                                            
Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology:                                            Certificate in Psycho-Sexual Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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
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£55.00 - £80.00

Additional information

£55 per hour for adults
£80 per hour for couples

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) work is also available. Rates negotiable.

I am pleased to let you all know that I am now able to offer card payments for a counselling session. Cash payments and bank transfers are still available too.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available:

Monday evening online appointments only: 5pm and 6.15pm

Tuesdays evenings: 5pm and 6.15pm

Thursday evenings: 5pm and 6.15pm

Friday mornings: 10am, 11am and 12pm

The Dispensary, Chapel Street, Carlisle, CA1 1JA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Mark Harkness
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