Mark Prestney Accredited CBT Therapist
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.
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.
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£50 per hour/ £70 per 90 minutes
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