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Mark Morris BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling

Pontypool NP4 & Ebbw Vale NP23

About me

About Me

I am a qualified counsellor (BSc (Hons) and Registered member of the BACP.

I provide a free 10 minute consultation for us to discuss what you may be struggling with, and how I can help you, we can then book a 60 minute session at a time and date convenient to you.

I see clients in some settings including private practice. I am an Integrative and Therapeutic counselor, which means the work we will do together is from some different counselling schools, this works very well as this allows me to adapt a counselling package tailored specifically to your needs as we are all unique.

I can also provide home visits in certain circumstances for some clients. Please contact me for more information.

About Counselling

The thought of counselling for some people can be daunting and this may be your first step in contacting a counsellor which is understandable.

I  myself have had a challenging past and this is one of the reasons why I went into counselling as I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help.

If you decide to work with me I am warm, non-judgmental, empathic and the first road we travel down is The Person-Centered approach, where we collaborate for the Best outcome for you. As such  I will not put any pressure on you, as being in a collaboration I can work with what you are happy in doing, and getting to where you want to be.

Areas of specialty;                                                                                                     

Anger Management, PTSD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Low-Self-Esteem.

This approach is delivered through Systemic, Systems theory as this views  the client through the whole meaning of their lives, eg; the workplace, Family and partner relationships which is all relevant in helping people to move forward with their lives.

How many sessions and How to contact me

It's completely up to you, I have had some clients for just one session(which is absolutely fine) and have had some for 30 weeks plus. The average though is 8 sessions.

Most counsellors preferred way of working is weekly, however, some clients come weekly, some come fortnightly,  I would rather leave the frequency for appointments completely up to you as this is your choice and it is important to me to work with you at your pace.

We will review and recap the sessions each time to see if continuing for you is beneficial, or it may be that the frequency needs changing, or even to take a break, or plan an ending together if that is what you wish to do at any time as the choice is yours.

The first contact is usually via email, however, if you wish you could include your telephone number and include a note to say the best time to contact you. I will make contact back to you pretty quickly though.

I am a Holistic & therapeutic counsellor as such I use an integrative range of therapies including person-centred, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis, Existential, and Systemic.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Systemic counselling.
  • Counselor at Panteg Hospital for CHYPS charity within the NHS 5 Years Experience.
  • Anger Management.
  • Mindfulness course 6 weeks with the NHS Mental Health team.
  • Activate Your Life certificates.
  • Enhanced DBS certificate and update certificate
  • Private practice 2015 to date
  • PTSD/Trauma - April 2020 - Rewind Technique.
  • Reiki Level 1 (2020)

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Systemic counselling
  • GAD (General Anxiety disorder)
  • Systems theory
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self Esteem
  • Confidence issues
  • Bullying
  • Anger Management
  • Family relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Gestalt

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Fees for 60 Minute sessions.

Fees  £55 per 60-minute sessions,

£65 -Weekend appointments

Please note the 1st session is to be paid for in advance for the full amount  £55 by various payment methods,  BACS transfer payment, Cash, PayPal.  cancellations terms and conditions below;

Cancellations

Please note a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for canceling or rescheduling an appointment, otherwise, there will be a charge for the full session costs.

Ebbw Vale Institute
The Institute
Church Street
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 6BE

11 Wainfelin Road
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6DE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

  • I offer  Evening Sessions- Monday to Friday, Friday day time- or I can do Saturday mornings.
  • Face to Face Counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Zoom video counselling
  • What's App video call

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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