Mark Rayfield MSc (Counselling Psychology), MBACP
If you would like to talk through what is going on for you at the moment, to try to make sense of things, to come to terms with the situation you find yourself in, to discuss concerns about the future or to deal with issues from your past that are troubling you, then I can offer:
> a safe, friendly environment where you can find some peace and calm.
> a kind, confidential and professional listening ear for you to share what is on your mind, and decide the right way forward for you.
> a person-centred approach where we can deal with the issues you want to talk about, as and when you want to talk about them, and together help you to come to your own conclusions and solutions.
> an open-minded, impartial space where you can talk freely without any fear of judgement.
I am a friendly, approachable counsellor and psychotherapist with a wealth of life experience who, like most counsellors, has had counselling in the past. I know how effective good therapy can be.
It is important that you find a counsellor who is a good "fit" with you and the issues that are on your mind. I am happy to arrange an initial free telephone appointment with no obligation. Please phone or email and we can discuss how I may be able help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Keele University.
I am a BACP registered therapist.
I have 20 years experience as an adviser for several national charities, assisting people through complex life changes including work-related problems, health and disability issues, relationship breakdown, and housing difficulties.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
It is important that you find the right counsellor for you, so I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation with no obligation where you can decide if you would like to proceed.
My normal fee is £45 per 50 minute session. A £5 discount (per session) is available for 5 or more sessions booked in advance.
I have counselling rooms available in central Wrexham and Chorlton, South Manchester. I can also do home-visits in some circumstances.