Mark Horner MBACP (BA Hons)- FDAP

Mark Horner MBACP (BA Hons)- FDAP


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About me

Have you ever felt discouraged by the waiting lists for community substance misuse and mental health organisations or paying for private residential rehabilitation centres? Watching young people and adults mental health decline.

I have many years of professional experience in counselling which has been underpinned by Gestalt therapy, a highly positive and practical integrative therapeutic approach. I aim to help people focus on their immediate thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and to better understand the way they relate to each other.

Gestalt counselling has been shown effective in working with issues as anxiety, stress, addiction, tension and depression, whether as a long term therapy or via a number of sessions. At times of personal difficulty I am able to provide people with a safe and supportive place to explore difficult feelings, to understand their underlying patterns in personal relationships and to begin making practical changes.

I am also able to offer a creative and experimental approach. This can range from drawing thoughts and feelings as a way of expression. I also am able to integrate CBT and Solution Focused techniques that can help those who prefer a goal setting way of working.

Counselling gives you the platform to give you a better sense of self and identify a path for a bright future.

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


Accredited register membership

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

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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

(per 60 minute session) for couples


£20 initial assessment

£50 (per 50 minute session) for individuals


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

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

Maps & Directions

Winchester, SO23

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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

Types of client

Young people