Mark E Haslam
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 payable in cash on the day. 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 0800 hrs until 2000 hrs 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 healing 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, Hypnotherapy or healing 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.
I learned a lot about myself and cultivated qualities such as patience, compassion and understanding in these relationships.
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 have now reached a stage in my life, whereby my intuition naturally guides me to set aside more time in continuing to develop 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
- Certificate in 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
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.
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
Concessions offered for
Initial 30 minute face to face consultation is £10 payable in cash on the day If you decide to go forward with your therapy, this fee is deducted off your first session.
Counselling/Psychotherapy : £40.00 (60 minute session)
Telephone, Tele/video counselling : £40.00 (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 : £50.00 (60 minute session)
Clinical Supervision: Qualified Counsellors / Psychotherapists, Trainee or other healthcare professionals £55.00 (1.5 hrs)
Reiki: £40.00 (60 minute session)
Spiritual Healing: £40.00 (60 minute session)
Fees negotiable for those experiencing financial hardship/OAP/students
Payment is due at the end of each session. Cash, Card payments accepted. Organisations please contact me for terms of payment.
EAP & G.P. and other professional referrals welcome
I am available for appointments Monday to Friday 0800 hrs to 2000 hrs.
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 0800hrs until 2000hrs Monday to Friday.