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Mark Prestney Accredited CBT Therapist

Nayland, CO6 4LT
07587 360556 07587 360556

About me

It’s fair to say that life from time-to-time may not go as we had hoped, and when this happens it can be challenging to see a way through it – like treading water or wading through treacle! Sometimes, we need a little help along the way. In doing so, a caring and attentive ear with a safe pair of hands often can help. Mark will offer just that – an empathetic, considerate, respectful and confidential space to help enable you to manage better with the challenges being faced. Mark is a firm believer in the importance and the power of the therapeutic relationship, and how this can significantly improve one’s goal from therapy.

Mark is fully DBS-Enhanced checked. Mark is a registered mental health nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Mark offers brief and longer-term CBT for adults. Mark focusses on the here and now to facilitate change by giving you an enhanced understanding of the important relationship that occurs between our thoughts, our emotions and behaviours. By understanding this, better we can learn to adjust our thoughts and behaviours to become healthier, less unhelpful and less overwhelming. In the UK, CBT is the leading evidence-based psychological intervention recommended for first-line treatment of depression and anxiety, as recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence).

Mark is enthusiastic in working with the wide range of issues in a pure CBT modality such as Anxiety – generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, death anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, hoarding, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder with/without agoraphobia, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias; including emetophobia.

Training, qualifications & experience

Mark has worked in the NHS for 14 years, working in a wide range of settings including inpatient mental health secure units, prisons, and various community mental health teams including early intervention and specialist work and later in management. Mark also worked in an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service where he enjoyed working with CBT. Most recently, Mark works with the local authority working with looked-after children who have suffered enduring trauma. Throughout his work, Mark continues to offer an approachable, respectful, non-judgemental, caring and empathetic manner. Alongside Mark’s work within the NHS and associated services, he has a private practice.

Mark has a degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Mental Health Nursing, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management & Organisational Dynamics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social anxiety.

Death anxiety.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)


£60 per 50 minute session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

Please contact 07587 360556/ markprestney@gmail.com

Suite 4
Nags Corner
Wiston Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Several steps leading up to the therapy area. Situated in a small business park, with lit-car park and free parking.


Tuesdays 7-9pm

Thursdays 7-9pm

Types of client

Older adults
Mark Prestney  Accredited CBT Therapist

Mark Prestney Accredited CBT Therapist