Mark Hewitson

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MBACP: FD Therapeutic Counselling: BA (Hons)
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Monmouth NP25 & Bristol BS6
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About me

I'm a Person-Centred Integrative Counsellor based in Bristol and Monmouth.

How can counselling help you?

When we are struggling with life, seeking help through therapy can enable us to turn things around. Often there are aspects of our own earlier lives that have left us with difficulties, some of which may be unconscious. Or perhaps it is the coming to terms with something difficult that is happening in the present. In a safe therapeutic environment we can explore what it is that is causing us concern and find constructive ways to move forward. We can learn about ourselves, about our responses to the world and others in a way that can lead to a more creative and happier relationship to our lives.

Whether it is anxiety, stress, relational issues, depression, or the many other difficulties we might be suffering from, we can uncover what it is that may hold us back from our potential and work towards finding greater ease and potential in life.

I offer a free 30 minute first session to enable you to see whether you feel that I might be the the right person to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My foundation degree is in integrative counselling and based in a Person Centred approach. The integrative approach means I have awareness in many of the various fields of psychotherapy. Additionally I have certificated training in Bereavement Care and grief work, Working at Relational Depth and Focusing.

My professional background is in Buddhist spiritual practice and pastoral care. Often our personal issues can stem from deeper questions about life and our place within it. These are questions that I have been exploring in myself and helping others with for many years. Although originally I used mostly Buddhism to explore this for myself, the scope is much wider than this and is really about the human situation we find ourselves in.

I have been a practicing Buddhist for over 30 years and have worked professionally within a centre in Bristol teaching Buddhism and meditation - including mindfulness and compassion meditation - to many people over that time. I use this experience from a life of practicing with awareness and kindness to bring to the relationship in the counselling situation.

I am a registered member of the BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

FD Therapeutic Counselling (University of Gloucestershire)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have availability within my practice. Please don't hesitate to contact me by email or phone to find out available times.

Further information

I currently work out of the Bristol Therapy Rooms in Montpelier in Bristol and the Pro-Wellness clinic in Monmouth, Wales.

Pro Wellness, 7 Beaufort Arms Court Shopping Mews, Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3UA

Bristol Therapy Rooms, 10-12 Picton Street, Montpelier, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6 5QA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My Monmouth practice is wheelchair accessible. I'm afraid the one in Bristol is not.

Mark Hewitson
Mark Hewitson