Mark Cameron Poland (Certified Psychotherapist)
I'm a qualified and experienced practitioner who is supportive and non-judgemental. I practice in a confidential caring space and people tell me I am kind, approachable and genuine.
I believe that in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. I believe that people can change their destiny. I believe that everyone given the right conditions and circumstances, has an innate tendency towards positive growth. My role in moments of difficulty is to provide support for you to discover your opportunities, and to create new narratives for your life.
CHANGE IS POSSIBLE
Are you are feeling like your life is not the one you want, that you are not understood and valued? You do not have to live the rest of your life this way...
You can free yourself from negative emotions.
You can have intimate, loving relationships.
You can let go of obsessive thoughts and behaviours.
You can be happy.
What to Expect.. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and is as unique as you are. In support of this I will honour your experiences, so that together we can explore what meanings emerge from your emotional pain. I will be there shoulder to shoulder with you, providing a safe, accepting and confidential environment.
To Begin.. making the first step can often be challenging and I am aware of the courage that is sometimes needed to do this. To support you in your decision making I welcome a telephone call or email as an opportunity for us to make an initial contact. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, discuss your needs and arrange an initial introductory session. I am very much in support of you finding the right therapist so my initial 30 min session is complimentary. In this initial session we will have a chance to begin to get to know each other and to decide if we are a good fit. If we decide to work together, we will discuss a mutually agreed initial number of sessions, usually 6. These sessions will be for 50 minutes and take place weekly.
We will then review with the option to organise further sessions.
I wish you good fortune in your journey and the future choices you make.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications & Experience
Certified Psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis.
Diploma TA Practice.
My working experience includes working with Adults, Young People and Children. Working in Natural Outdoor Spaces, Working at the Change,Grow,Live Initiative and in Schools.
My Training Includes:
- Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- Psychotherapy in Nature
- Trauma & Recovery
- Drug & Alcohol Specialist Training
- Attachment & Attachment Disorders
- Animal Assisted Therapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Psychotherapy in Nature.
I believe a natural environment provides a soft focus presence that encourages thoughts and feelings to emerge naturally. I believe that by harnessing our innate response to green settings, we as human beings gain an experience of sensory vitality. When we are in nature as living beings within a collective sense of life, the possibilities of new positive connections are supported.
I offer day and evening appointments.
I am fully insured, receive clinical supervision and ongoing professional development training.
I am a member of UKATA (UK Association of Transactional Analysis) and I adhere to their ethical framework.