Mark Pharoah

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DCounsPsych, MBACP
Available for new clients
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London SE9 & SE18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I understand that it can take a great deal of courage to seek therapy and make that initial contact. This is why I take a sensitive, non-judgmental and empathic attitude from the outset. There are many reasons why you might be seeking counselling. Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed, or have suffered loss. There maybe problems at work or with family members. Maybe your issues are due to recent events or stretch far back to past abuse or narcissistic trauma. I provide therapy for those suffering from troubling feelings and thoughts. There maybe social anxiety, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, exclusion, and loneliness, or a sense of being overwhelmed, confused or numb. 

As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist I provide online and face-to-face therapy for a range of issues both big and small over the long or short term. I call on a variety of approaches. These include the person-centred, existential, cognitive (CBT), psychodynamic, and relational approaches. This integrative counselling enables me to be very adaptable and flexible to the unique problems you might be facing.My website provides details on these approaches and how they might relate to your situation.

I am happy to discuss your goals for therapy, check availability and to answer any questions you might have over the telephone. Subsequently, sessions are 50 minutes duration and are usually one week apart. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with distinction from Inter-Psyche Training Centre in Dartford which is affiliated to the Kent and Medway NHS Trust Foundation. This is a Level 6 qualification. Currently, I work for the NHS's IAPT service providing short-term therapy for individuals with complex problems and for Bromley Community Counselling Service.

I have a fully enhanced DBS check. Details of my privacy policy, how I secure and how long I hold data can be found on my website (in the menu at the bottom of the webpages). 

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

When I work

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London, Greater London, SE9

London, Greater London, SE18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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