Mark Horner

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MBACP (Accredited ) counsellor EMDR Practioner FDAP Member
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Winchester, Hampshire, SO23
Available for new clients
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About me

An experienced BACP accredited counsellor working in central Winchester offering face to face counselling, specialising in mental health, addictions, trauma, ACEs and those with a diagnoises of epilepsy. My approach underpinned by Gestalt therapy which can be integrated with a solution focus approach. This approach also gives us the opportunity to work creatively using interventions such as two chair work

Historic life difficulties and the presenting current climate has seen many people struggle with their mental health and turn to unhealthy and destructive ways of coping. The misuse of drugs and alcohol, gambling, over eating, sex, pornography or gaming are often used as a way of coping with difficult memories, thoughts and feelings. 

My approach gives you an opportunity to work on presenting problems which might include “reducing drug and alcohol use, using recovery tools” An opportunity to explore “what you are in control of in your life and how to regain more control”.

An opportunity to explore “communication with a partner or work colleagues” a way to improve “your mental health such as anxiety and stress” and how to “support family and friends in a healthy way end their addiction ”Other areas I work with include,

Recovery of historic trauma,

Supporting someone with an addiction  Families of addicts,

People with a diagnoses of epilepsy

Managing side effects of medication

I can offer you a non judgemental space which gives you an opportunity to unpick, understand, reframe recover and make sense of your life experiences. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have had nearly 20 years working face to face with people in various settings, such as drug & alcohol and mental health rehabs, community and charities

  • BA (Hons) Counselling Humanistic/Integrative - Middlesex University
  • Dip HE Counselling Humanistic (Gestalt) Counselling - Winchester University
  • Member of FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural 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
  • Working with Trauma
  • Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse and Childhood survivors
  • Working Creatively

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality
  • BUPA
  • Aviva

Additional information

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

£55 (per 50 minute session) for individuals

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.

When I work

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

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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