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About me

I am a dad of 4 and I feel this motivates me to tailor my service to feel accessible to all.

I have an MA in Counselling from Thames Valley University and am experienced and committed to providing the best service. I am a member of the BACP.

I have been working to support families and journeying through their highs and lows for the past 15 years.

Counselling for me, is not about fixing lives but essentially learning to live with life's difficulties and feelings in a more positive way. Sometimes sharing your feelings can help things become clearer whilst some clients might want to better understand how life's experiences have shaped their lives and feel like they are able to take back some control.

My philosophy is more about joining you on this moment in your life and working with you on a journey to achieve your goals. I believe in hope and the human capacity to rise up, to achieve through adversity.

The work is always at your pace. There is no mystery. No analysis just a gentle, reflective approach. Where you can feel safe and listened to in confidence.

I specialise in working with families, young people, addictions, anxiety and stress. I have also trained in ACEs and motivational interviewing.

My Counselling Practice aims to be gentle, calming, honest and to feel safe to explore sometimes difficult feelings. My practice is set within my family home and I can offer flexible appointments at weekends and evenings. For more information, questions or to book an appointment please feel free to email, text or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling 2001

Post Graduate Diploma Counselling

Cert. Counselling

NVQ L3 Childcare, Learning and Development

Theories trained in:

Person Centred Counselling

Existential Counselling

Psychodynamic Counselling

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

Initial Session is free

Following sessions charged at £45


Evenings and Weekends


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
mwood Counselling - Mark Siggery

mwood Counselling - Mark Siggery