Mark Peters

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BSc (Hons) Psychology
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Lisburn, County Antrim, BT27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

People struggle with anxiety, worry, stress, fear and other concerns. Many of us are concerned with the future, the safety of ourselves and family members, job security and income prospects. I can provide emotional support and help you deal with life’s challenges.

What is it you are thinking?

  • ”I am unhappy in this relationship. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t fix it.”
  • ”I am feeling sad and it has been hard for too long.”
  • ”I just wish I could stop being so anxious.”
  • “When will I ever get over this grief?”
  • “It’s like my past is affecting how I cope today.”

It is good to talk through situations with friends and family. Sometimes this isn’t enough or it’s too difficult to share. We end up feeling stuck and alone. Miserable.

If you are reading this, I am thinking you are carrying emotional pain that you want rid of. We all want to have happy and fulfilling lives.

Do you think it is a sign of weakness if you need to see a therapist? Or that you’re not strong enough to deal with this situation yourself. Maybe you think you are a complete disaster and failure.

You are already thinking that someone else might be able to help you - otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this! You are starting to contemplate that if you share your problems with someone that you might get the help you need. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help.

That is bravery. That is confidence. That is personal strength

Practice Description

Many people get coaching in business and sport to be the best possible. Do you want to be the best version of yourself? Would you like to improve your relationship? I can help you intentionally focus on yourself and/or your relationships so you are in a much better emotional place.

Individual sessions last for 50 minutes whilst couple sessions are 90 minutes. My interest is in helping you have a better relationship with yourself and those you are closest to. I will work with you to focus on your personal priorities, at your pace, in a way you are comfortable with.


I specialise in couples counselling for relationship and family issues. Perhaps you or your partner had an affair. It is really difficult to deal with betrayal yourself. If you are facing separation or divorce I can help you prevent this or make this life transition less painful. You might be able to see a pattern of hurtful behaviour that seems to have you trapped. I can help you understand what is happening, coach you to change this destructive pattern, to feel better about yourself and create a better relationship with those you care about.


For many years I have worked successfully with individuals on a wide range of topics. Counselling can help make sense of confusing thoughts, anxiety and other painful feelings. My approach is flexible depending on what you share with me.


Having many years of management and supervisory experience, I also offer coaching/mentoring to help you identify and achieve your goals.


Good therapy is about the relationship and alliance we create. You choose whether we meet in person, by video platform or telephone. The outcomes are just as effective irrespective of how we meet. We can meet in a private, quiet office or you can opt for the convenience of staying in your own space without the hassle of travelling time and costs.

I will work with you at your pace and in a way you are comfortable with.

Testimonial from client LN: “Therapy with Mark has been life changing for me. Through the therapy I was able to process and understand difficult past circumstances which were impacting my life in the present. Mark has a wonderful ability to ask the right questions that come from his careful and thoughtful observation and reflection of your own words and body language. Which is then followed by his unique ability to challenge your thinking. This process in my experience becomes the gateway for personal change.”


We can meet in person in a comfortable office or through a secure video platform (normally Zoom) from the security of your home.


Appointments are available both during the day and evenings. (Though evenings are much busier due to higher demand.) Ask and I will let you know when I am available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a wealth of life experience and professional training in management, leadership and counselling. For many years I have worked successfully with individuals and couples on a wide range of topics.

I specialise in counselling for couples or other family members who are encountering relationship difficulties.

I have been practising as a therapist for over 12 years. I have attended lots of training and have a wide range of qualifications which include:

  • Psychology (BSc honours) degree (Open University)
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Vital Connexions)
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling (Vital Connexions)
  • Diploma in Counsellor Supervision (Vital Connexions)
  • Emotionally Focussed Therapy (Sue Johnson): Externship
  • Core Skills, Emotionally Focussed Therapy
  • Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (ILM)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Is there something holding you back from achieving your dreams? I also offer coaching/mentoring to help you achieve your goals.


£55.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

How does therapy start?

When you get in touch this is normally what happens next:

For an individual I offer an assessment (reduced charge) to understand your life experience and what you want to look at. This takes about 60 minutes.

For couples I see you together (approx 90 minutes - reduced charge) to hear about your relationship. This is followed by individual, assessment sessions with each of you to hear about your life history and how you see this relationship (approx 60 minutes each). Then we meet together again for a review.

This lets us decide and mutually agree if we are a good fit - that I can help you and that you are comfortable working with me. If we agree, we identify what you want to achieve and therapy begins...

  • Couples Sessions - from £100 per 90 minute session
  • Individual Sessions - from £55 per 50 minute session

There is an extra fee for appointments after 6pm or to cover room hire if meeting in person. My aim is to make counselling widely available, so if you feel that you really need help but find the fees prohibitive please contact me to discuss this.

Appointments can be arranged both during the day and evenings. (Though evenings are much busier due to higher demand.) Contact me to check availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible and offer both daytime and evening appointments.

I currently offer sessions in person (face to face), by video or telephone.

Further information

Please get in touch if the cost of therapy is prohibitive and we may be able to negotiate an arrangement.

Lisburn, County Antrim, BT27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person (face to face), on-line video and telephone counselling sessions are available

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Supervision gives you a safe place to reflect on your work, resolve areas where you are stuck, grow as a person so you can be the best version of you.

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Mark Peters
Mark Peters