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, General Anxiety disorders and depression as well as fears, phobias and trauma, and other negative thinking and behaviour challenges. All are increasingly prevalent in today's world, especially with the current situation imposed on us through preventative measures for the spread of the Corona Virus. I aim to work with you in ways that best suit your needs; currently this is through social medias including WhatsApp Face Time, Skype and Zoom.
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 compliment 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 www.mark-wellbeing.co.uk
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 www.mark-wellbeing.co.uk
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Fees for individual and couple therapy range between £30.00 - £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 www.mark-wellbeing.co.uk
I am currently offering an online video calling facility due to the national isolation program
My main practice is at 58 Rivenhall Way, Hoo St Werburgh, Rochester ME3 9FH where there is on street parking facility.