Mark Kinnally - Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor - PGDip, AdDip, MBACP
We all experience times when life becomes emotionally overwhelming and difficult to manage. Therapy is a confidential space. I’m not here to judge or offer advice. I’m here to listen and to help you navigate the changes you want to make in order to grow and move forward in your life. I can support you to consider how your past experiences inform you today and how they might impact your future, whilst bringing attention to your present body sensations and awareness, for deeper exploration. I believe that therapy is a creative and collaborative process; a unique and co-created space. I don’t advocate that one size fits all.
I work integratively, which means that I integrate a wide range of therapeutic approaches. I adapt my approach to align with you and what you want to gain from therapy. I am grounded in humanistic and psychodynamic theory and hold principles of body psychotherapy in mind when attuning somatically and energetically to our process’. I would like to support you to experiment with a different narrative; to discover unacknowledged parts of yourself; to feel more alive and at home within your body. The core to my approach is cultivating a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship.
I have worked with my clients on issues such as anxiety, bereavement and loss, sexuality and gender, relationships, panic attacks, existential issues, phobias, depression, and employment transitions.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as working in private practice, I have over seven years experience of working within the field of mental health. I have used recovery-oriented practices and have worked with many people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. I helped people through difficult life transitions, enabling ways to develop confidence and self-esteem.
I have completed my clinical training in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (PGDip, AdDip) and I am currently completing my M.A. both awarded by the Minster Centre in London.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
If you are returning to therapy or starting therapy for the first time then I understand that this can be a daunting process. I will do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible. In our initial meeting, we will start by getting to know one another and having a chat about anything you want to talk about.
Sessions will usually last for 50 minutes, at the same time each week online or in-person. I have a sliding scale of £60-70 per session (depending on financial circumstances and time of appointment) and a reduced rate of £35 for our initial consultation.
If you would like to book an initial session or to ask me any questions, please contact me.