Mark Paine MA (Psych), CBT, MBACP

Mark Paine MA (Psych), CBT, MBACP

58 Rivenhall Way

The Health House
116 High Street

07931 433848

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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. Anger, anxiety and depression as well as fears, phobias and trauma are increasingly prevalant in today's world. I aim to work with you in ways that best suit your needs.

Short-term counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Base Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a solution-focused approach and is beneficial when addressing specific emotional and mental situations such as Anger Management, Genaralised Anxiety and Panic disorders (including anticipatory anxieties such as agoraphobia and claustrophobia, flying, public speaking 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 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

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in private practice for 25 years.

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.

I 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.

I practiced in the NHS at Epsom Hospital Department of Psychotherapy.

My qualifications include an MA in Psychotherapy; courses in CBT, CAT and Mindfulness approaches to CBT. 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 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

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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.


Fees for individual and couple therapy range between £50.00 - £75.00 depending on the nature of the work 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

Further information

I work form two venues.

My main practice is at 58 Rivenhall Way, Hoo St Werburgh, Rochester ME3 9FH where there is on street parking facility.

In Medway the venue is The Health House, 116 High Street, Chatham ME4 4BY with public parking, bus and train routes nearby.

Maps & Directions

Rochester, ME3 9FH
Chatham, ME4 4BY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

I have wheelchair access at Hoo St Werburgh only


Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 09.00 - 20.00; Fridays 09.00 - 16.00 in Hoo St Werburgh. Wednesdays and Saturday mornings 09.00 - 13.00 in Chatham

Types of client

Young people
Older adults