Mark Paine

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Gillingham ME8
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About me

I am an experienced therapist offering an exclusive setting for the provision of short and long term therapy for individuals and couples. This can be Anger, Anxiety and General Anxiety disorders. Also, feeling sad and depression as well as fears, phobias and trauma, and other negative thinking and behaviour challenges. All are increasingly prevalent in today's world.

Short-term counselling; using for example, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Base Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This is a solution-focused approach and is especially beneficial when addressing specific emotional and mental situations, such as the current mandatory isolation, to help deal with issues such as Anger Management, Relationship challenges, Generalised Anxiety Disorders and Panic disorders (including anticipatory anxieties such as fear of contamination from germs, agoraphobia or claustrophobia, the future etc.) as well as Fears and Phobias; Bereavement and Loss; sudden trauma and short-term Depression .

CBT offers a solution focused and structured approach to your individual circumstances. Together we look for unhelpful beliefs and behaviour and the cycle of negative thinking that we can't control and the subsequent physical sensations that occurs at these times. Looking at problems in this practical and systematic way allows you to look at your beliefs and thinking patterns and how these can be modified with the result that established patterns of behaviour are changed. You are helped to develop techniques to overcome your conflicts, such as .....

MBCT and Mindfulness is a stand alone practice in it's own right but very much compliments the CBT work. Many clients find it helps them bring their attention to the present time where they can see the problem clearly and act appropriately to the situation rather than responding with repetitive and automatic negative thinking and behaviour.

With longer term therapy we develop a close working relationship that aims to assist you in overcoming more deep seated problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Abuse, Eating disorders, Chronic Anxiety and Depression, Social and Behavioral difficulties, Relationship and Sexual issues; Chronic and debilitating Illnesses and many other situations.

I run Stress Relief and Well being groups, workshops and programs for the public and professional organisations. For more information on these and my services please visit my website at

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in private practice for 25 years. Prior to this I trained and worked as an operating theatre and intensive care technician in the NHS working on the front line of health care.

I was a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor for The Society for Psychology and Healing at The Guild of Psychotherapy in London and The University of Middlesex from 2011 to 2017.

I was a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at The University of Westminster at The school of Integrated health and facilitated clinical supervision for clinicians at The University of Westminster Polyclinic from 2000 to 2012.

I practiced psychotherapy in the NHS at Epsom Hospital Department of Psychotherapy 2012 to 2017.

My qualifications include an MA in Psychotherapy; postgraduate courses in CBT, CAT and Mindfulness approaches to CBT (MBCT). I have a post-graduate Certificate in Education and I have attended numerous courses in healthcare and well being.

I have worked in education facilitating undergraduate and postgraduate students in the study of integrated health practices and psychotherapy training and provide supervision and continual practitioner development (CPD) programs to professional education and health care providers. I run a supervision group.

I run life skills, self-help, self-development and stress management workshops and courses for professionals, private and public organisations, the general public and the work place.

For more details on me, my courses please visit my website at

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly interested in the well-being of families, parenting and relationships. I specialise in the processes of child development, especially the psychological development of children.

I offer help with the effects of chronic and debilitating illnesses.


£60.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Fees for individual and couple therapy range between £60.00 - £75.00 depending on the nature of the work, the length of the session and personal circumstances. I do offer some concessions where appropriate.

For private courses and workshops the fee depends on the length of the program and program content. Currently the fee for the 8 weeks stress relief and well being public course is £150.00 per person.

For details visit my website at

When I work

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Monday to friday 09.00 - 20.00; Saturday 09.00 to 12 midday

Gillingham, Kent, ME8

Millennium Centre, Gatekeepers Chase, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9BH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I have a wealth of experience in supervising trainee and qualified councillors.

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