Mark Horner MBACP (BA Hons)- FDAP
I work as a Gestalt / Humanistic, Integrative Counsellor, using different skills to the individual such as CBT, MI, MET, ACT, specialising in Addiction.
I work with individuals, families and couples, dealing with addiction, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, trauma, and loss and relationship concerns. I also work with families/partners that have been affected with someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse.
I have 25 years of personal and professional experience in addiction and have seen many people gain self-confidence, acceptance and awareness in response to being heard, seen and valued for exactly who they are in the counselling relationship, helping them to improve their connections with everyone around them as well as with life itself, easing any issues they may have started with.
As well as working with individuals, I enjoy counselling couples and systemic family work creating a safe space for both partners and family members, in which to really listen to each other, and to learn new relating skills and ways of being together or apart. Relationships can improve dramatically during and after couple/family counselling. If separation is the best option for you, deeper understanding can be found, and attention given to honouring each other and the connection between you, as well as to creating practical solutions and agreements.
Working with family members that have been affected by addiction can be challenging and difficult to understand for some members.
I also work with clients that are battling with addiction. Together we can explore coping strategies, harm reduction, 12 step approach support, and post and pre detox/residential support.
Whatever is happening for you right now, I can help you gain clarity and offer you self-empowering methods to enable you to create a happier life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling Humanistic/Integrative - Middlesex University
Dip HE Counselling Humanistic (Gestalt) Counselling - Winchester University
Member of FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practiconers)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
Introduction to Counselling
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Mental Health/Dual Diagnosis
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Mindfulness for Distressing Psychosis
Intervening with Deliberate Self Harm
Integrated Risk Taking With Yong People
Understanding Attachment in Adults and Children
Working with Suicidal Clients and Self-Harm
Positive Behavioural Change
Behavioural Couple Therapy
Working with Trauma
Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse and Childhood survivors
- Working Creatively
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with Families/Friends and Partners affected by Addiction - this can be individually - systemic family work or in a group
Other issues I work with are people affected by Epilepsy and young people with mental health issues
Also young people with learning difficulties - Autistic - ADHD Spectrum etc
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
The initial session is a time of mutual exploration providing you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and helping you to assess whether counselling with me is right for you.
£20 initial assessment
£50 (per 50 minute session) for individuals
£60 (per 60 minute session) for couples
Concessions maybe available for those on benefits and students, dependant on individual circumstances
An additional charge applies when counselling takes place in the client's own home. This varies depending on the distance I need to travel - please ask for further information.
Cancellations and holidays:
Cancellation of an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, or failure to show for an appointment, will incur the full fee. Appointments missed because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice, or because you are on holiday are not charged for
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please email me anytime. If you call and I do not please leave a message and I will return your call ASAP. Thanks in advance
Types of client