Mark Hashimi - MSc MBACP UKCP CTA Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Our First Meeting
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse and work related problems, although this list is not exhaustive (please see below).
During our first meet we will discuss and agree how we can best work together, the frequency and duration of the therapy and desired outcome, whether that's just wanting to feel better in some way, or something more targeted. This will then form a kind of contract which we will base the work on whilst reviewing it periodically. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week.
If this is your first time in therapy, or you are unsure whether I am the right counsellor for you, we can speak on the phone ahead of booking anything face-to-face, whereby you can ask me any questions you may have and vice versa. Just drop me a text, email or call and we can arrange something.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I am trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) and hold an MSc in psychotherapy. I integrate other approaches such as psychoanalysis, mindfulness or CBT where appropriate. I also head up the counselling service and workplace wellbeing service at the mental health charity Mind, which I expand upon below.
I work on both a short and long term basis. This involves me working with the you to create a relationship which is supportive, strengthening and empowering. I provide a safe and confidential environment to help you make meaning around where you may feel stuck, in order to progress and develop in life, exploring relationships, behaviours, thoughts and feelings that may be getting in the way of happiness, or causing confusion.
I adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics and am a registered member of this organisation. I am also a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
- MSc in Psychotherapy - Middlesex University
- Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) - Metanoia Institute
- Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Metanoia Institute
- Emerging from the Emergency - Onsite intervention work in the aftermath of a traumatic event
Exploring Autism - An introduction: An informed insiders perspective workshop
Exploring Autism - Identifying & working with autism
Dynamics of domestic abuse workshop
RSPH level 2 award in managing mental wellbeing
- Mental Health First Aid Instructor
- Theta Healing DNA Basic Practitioner (March 2019)
- Sacred Trust Three Year Shamanic Practitioner (ongoing)
Head of Workplace Wellbeing & Counselling - Mind (2015 - current)
Psychodynamic Counsellor - Mind (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - NHS (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - Ealing Abbey Counselling Service EACS (2015 - 2016)
Counsellor - Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service MCPS (2014 - 2015)
I have done a lot of work in the field of mental health and the workplace. I train and coach the Met Police, armed forces, NHS, Bloomberg, BBC, WPP Group, global banks and insurance companies (to name a few), around improving their mental health and wellbeing to live happier, more balanced lives in todays world.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions usually last 50 minutes although longer sessions can be agreed subject to availability.
My fees are £55 per daytime session. £65 per evening session.
Some concessions are available depending on personal circumstance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexible appointments and work evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|