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 EMDR, 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.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions usually last 50 minutes although longer sessions can be agreed subject to availability.
My fees are £70 per session.
Some concessions are available depending on personal circumstance.