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About me

Specialising in Mental Health and Addiction aimed at Adults, Young People and Families.

You may maybe worried that you or a family member are drinking too alcohol or misusing drugs.You may be distressed that mental health and drug services can’t support you adequately.

I’ve practical experience with many mental health issues and experience and expertise with all aspects of Substance Misuse, and welcome clients who are in active addiction, as well as their families:

I have experience of working with young people who are impacted by mental and substance misuse and offer a mentoring service as well as traditional counselling

My passion is to support people understand their addiction and mental health and learn how to cope effectively in todays society.

To facilitate families understand each other without conflict and to help people with anger and destructive relationships. Watching young people make healthy decisions to feel more confident,enjoying high self esteem and worth.

My approach is supported by Gestalt therapy integrated with CBT and solution focus techniques.This approach is effective with all issues of mental health and substance misuse concerns.

I can also work creatively which includes workbooks, dreams, drawing and walking therapies. To refer click on the contact bottom on my website. www.kingsgate-counselling.co.uk

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

    • Groupwork Trained

    • Motivational Interviewing

    • Motivational Enhancement Therapy

    • Mindfulness for Distressing Psychosis

    • Intervening with Deliberate Self Harm

    • Integrated Risk Taking With Yong People

    • Alcohol Awareness

    • 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

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas that I may be to help you explore are listed below:

  • Male Domestic Violence
  • Living with Epilepsy
  • Siblings in Addiction
  • Referrals to other agencies that may help

Thank you for reading my profile :

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Solution focused brief therapy


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. 

Session Fees

Free telephone assesment

£40 Young People (under 25)

£50 (per 50 minute session) for individuals

£60 Couples and Familiy work

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


If you call and I do not reply please leave a message and I will return your call ASAP. Thanks in advance

Further information

Rather than using community substance misuse and mental health organisations or paying for private residential rehabilitation centres which can have long waiting lists which can impact your concerns by waiting much longer than expected

I can help develop a tailored approach to support your needs by offering workbooks and journaling for those that wish to work in a more creative and visual way.

Please contact me at anytime


Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people


Mark Horner MBACP (BA Hons)- FDAP

Mark Horner MBACP (BA Hons)- FDAP