Mark E Haslam
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Hello and welcome to my St Helens based private Counselling/Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and Supervision practice. Friendly and immediate professional help that is tailored to your individual needs. Flexible, cost effective therapy from an experienced and established therapist.
To achieve maximum benefit from the counselling sessions, it is important to ensure there is a good "fit" between therapist and client, before undertaking the work. Also careful consideration is needed to establish whether the "problems " that a client is having difficulty with are suitable for counselling/Psychotherapy or Hypnotherapy.
I offer an initial 30 minute consultation for us to discuss what is troubling, and to decide on the best way forward. The consultation fee is £10. This fee is deducted off the first session if we decide to go forward with the therapy.
After the initial consultation, there is no obligation to continue. I offer flexible appointments. My appointments are from 8am until 7pm Monday to Friday
If you would like to make an appointment or find out more about the services I offer, please contact me by telephone or email, or browse my website at the top of this page. I will be happy to talk to you about my Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Supervision practice. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, to help you decide whether you would like to book a consultation.
Initial 30 minute consultation
We can explore your current situation together and any goals you may have, which will help in determining the best support for you. The aim is for us to decide together whether Counselling/Psychotherapy, or Hypnotherapy would be most suitable for you, or if a referral to another service would be more appropriate.
I offer brief time limited work and open ended work. If we decide to work together, we would negotiate and agree on an initial number of sessions with a review date so that we can monitor the benefit that you will be receiving from our work together. At the review we can decide whether to end or continue the work.
Feedback from some clients suggest significant benefit has arisen from just one session. Some clients may just need a few sessions to clarify their current situation and make decisions about a particular problem. Others prefer to work more long term to help them discover new possibilities and make changes, so that they can lead a more satisfying and meaningful life.
Please note you are free to end your therapy at any point. However, if you are deciding to end, it can prove useful for both client and therapist to have an ending session, to work through any left over process from the work. Past and current clients have reported the ending session as providing a powerful and valuable opportunity for two way reflection and feedback on positive progress achieved during therapy, along with a deeper engagement in life.
Back in 1996 I began my main helping career working with older people with dementia.
Following this, I trained as a Mentor helping people to successfully overcome barriers to employment. It was during the mentoring I became aware that underpinning some clients barriers to employment, lay deeper feelings of diminished self worth, low confidence, anxiety, anger and relationship difficulties, amongst others.
It was primarily in these relationships that my intuition and further training needs led me to enter the therapeutic counselling field.
During my training and beyond, I spent a number of years working therapeutically with survivors of sexual violence, and with an agency specializing in bereavement and loss.
From 2004-2014 I successfully delivered counselling/therapeutic services for Wigan Metropolitan Council.
For the Council, I provided individual counselling, and couple counselling to adults, individual counselling work with children and young people involved in social care, individual counselling for adult carers (loss and bereavement) and counselling adults who use the Surestart children centres, along with therapeutic group work.
I also delivered group work, workshops, training, and in-house supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors as part of my role in the Local Council.
I work full time in my established private practice.
I am able to offer you flexible appointments tailored to your unique requirements, and always give 100% to helping people to develop, grow and change in ways that are right for them.
My therapy room is located in St Helens, WA9 Merseyside.
Thank you for your time in viewing what I have to offer. Please feel free to check out my website link at the top of the page for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Course in Groupwork (Group Analysis North) 2021
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy) 2019
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (British Psychological Society approved) 2018
- Award in Education & Training (formerly PTTLS) 2018
- Certificate Person Centred Art Therapy Skills 2012
- Foundation Art Therapy Course 2012
- Certificate working with couples 2010
- Working expressively with children & young people 2010
- Reiki Master Teacher 2008
- Reiki Advanced 2008
- Working as a Learning Mentor 2008
- Diploma Hypno-Psychotherapy 2007
- Advanced Certificate Therapeutic Hypnosis 2007
- Diploma Person Centred counselling 2006
- Working with children & young people 2006
- Effective Anger Management 2006
- Masterclass Relational depth 2006
- Mediation & Conflict Management 2004
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).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Initial 30 minute face to face consultation is £10. If you decide to go forward with your therapy, this fee is deducted off your first session.
Counselling/Psychotherapy : £50.00 (60 minute session)
Telephone, Tele/video counselling : £50.00 (60 minute session) Paid in advance of scheduled appointment, (bank transfer).
Initial telephone consultation £10 paid in advance of scheduled appointment (bank transfer).
Couples Counselling/Psychotherapy : £70.00 (60 minute session)
Clinical Supervision: Qualified Counsellors / Psychotherapists, Trainee or other healthcare professionals £60.00 (1.5 hrs) £45.00 (1.0 hr)
Payment is due at the end of each session. Cash, Card payments accepted. If telephone/video link, payment is required via bank transfer in advance of the appointment taking place. Organisations please contact me for terms of payment.
EAP & G.P. and other professional referrals welcome
When I work
I am available for appointments Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm
If you ring and I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message, with your name and contact number, together with a convenient time for me to return your call, I will then call you back as soon as possible.
My appointments are from 8am until 7pm Monday to Friday