Mark Haughton

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(BSc) Psychotherapeutic Counsellor UKCP
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Norwich NR2 & Mattishall NR20
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About me

Counselling for you, in Norwich and Norfolk

Creating a safe space, where you can be truly heard and accepted, just as you are, can really help you discover what is going on for you. It is remarkable how experiencing this can be so valuable, releasing energy and a renewed sense of hope for your life.

We all come to life wanting to belong somewhere, to feel our direction and our purpose. The problems you are facing in your life may feel like they stand in the way of living your true purpose, or even perhaps knowing quite what that purpose is. You may feel there is no clear way forward. Counselling is a great place to make sense of those blocks and discover solutions and direction.

About me and how I work.

Being an integrative counsellor means I draw on a range of different approaches to better meet you with your particular needs. I have direct experience of psychotherapy having explored issues in my own life in individual and group therapy. The learning from this is at the core of what I offer. As human beings we both think and feel things all the time, and we want to be met and understood in all the ways that we are. Healing comes when even the difficult parts of ourselves are met with understanding, compassion and love. 

In my work I find it useful to emphasise and keep coming back to what is happening now, being present in the moment in the therapy room and in particular what is happening inside us. This is effectively a kind of mindfulness, which unfolds in a positive and creative way out into our lives.

A central part of therapy is about relationships. This includes the safe and non judging relationship with your counsellor, your relationships with others, and your relationship with yourself. Many of us have difficulty liking ourselves, especially how we look, often feeling "not good enough" in some way. We may question our identity, who "I am", sexually for example. Our culture puts big demands on how we present ourselves to the world. I am trained in and enjoy working with both individuals and couples, as well as having a qualification  (COSRT certificate, Level 5) in Psychosexual Therapy. Exploring what relationships are for you in a safe non judgemental way can be a real journey of discovery.

As a UKCP registered counsellor I adhere to their professional code of ethics. I undertake continual professional development, and have regular supervision. Attending to these aspects of my work enhances my basic training and personal experience, keeping my enthusiasm and belief in it alive. Together they enable me to be there for you in the best way possible.

Social and economic inequality have a bearing on people's mental health.  They also affect people's access to services which can support them in addressing their issues. Human diversity is a reality for us all, but it is a challenge too! I strongly support the principle of equal opportunity as a basic human value, whether in terms of economic circumstances, race, religion, sexuality and gender, or physical disability. I am sensitive to these things in my work and in my fees.

Where and how to meet?

I work from a room in Central Norwich, and from my home near Mattishall. I have trained in and have been working online using video and sometimes phone since March 2020. 

Getting in touch

It can feel hard to ask for help, and finding the right person for you is very important. You want to feel you can trust your counsellor. Do email or ring me if you have any questions or would just like to see if we can work together. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychology BSc hons(1981),
  • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling Bsc hons (2018).
  • Two Chair work: A gestalt approach to change and healing. Alan Leach, BSc, Clin Psych. (March 2019)
  • Amy Webb: Gender Diversity Counselling, (2019).
  • Online Therapy Institute: Kate Anthony: "Moving your Practice On line" (April 2020).
  • Janina Fischer: Trauma and Attachment, "Healing the Broken Bonds", (2019).
  • Sue Anderson Compassion Focussed Therapy (2018).
  • Complete Couples Training, basic and advanced certificates, Debbie Winterbourne (2020)
  • Martin Ucik, Integral Relationship Training 2021
  • Experiential group work over many years
  • Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy; The Grove, London; COSRT level 5; 2023

I am registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) reg no: 2011166085.

As well as my varied formal training, throughout my life I have worked and volunteered in various community and mental health settings. I have also worked as and taught carpentry. This kind of "down to earth" life experience, is a valuable "qualification" helping me know more what world might be like for you.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Per 1 hour session: £55: concessions negotiable, (please inquire). Couples £70.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day / evening, Tuesday and Thursdays, Norwich; Wednesdays near Mattishall. Other times in both locations depending on availability and need.

Unthank Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

Welborne Road, Mattishall, Norfolk, NR20

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My counselling spaces are wheelchair accessible, but unfortunately do not have accessible loos.

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Mark Haughton
Mark Haughton