Mark Sparrow

Mark Sparrow

Sturminster Newton


07775 085002

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About me

At a time of such unparralleled national uncertainty and difficulty, the need to talk through your fears and anxieties may be more necessary than ever. Whatever you are feeling, whether that be difficulty coping with new stresses or complex emotions being triggered by the current situation, I am offering online counselling throughout the Coronavirus/Covid 19 pandemic. Please don't hesitate to contact me through these pages if you would like to make an appointment.

I trained in counselling at the Bath Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy (DipCouns BCPC) and have worked at Winchester University Student Counselling Service and the Dorchester Trust For Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a Registered member of BACP, my profession’s governing  body. As well as my counselling practice, I have an interest in the environment and natural medicine.

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling to anyone aged 18 or over. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to speak outside your usual circle of family, friends or colleagues. This can give you a chance to say what’s on your mind, express painful feelings or admit to confusing thoughts, helping you to cope with uncomfortable situations and to make positive change. Counselling with me can help you understand your present situation, whatever it may be, explore your past experiences and give voice to your hopes or fears for the future. If you feel that speaking about your situation or feelings might help you, I would be pleased to meet you.

I work with an awareness of people’s interconnectedness with nature in all my counselling sessions but I also offer a more focused approach to working with nature through my interest in Eco-psychology. If you feel that you would like to focus on your relationship with the rest of the natural world and how to better connect to and sustain it, then I would be happy to meet with you and begin to explore how you can develop your care for the earth, as well as your own sense of health and well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I have undertaken further training in Ecopsychology and Nature Based Practice with Failand Training and Re-Vision. I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have experience of a University Counselling Service and a low-cost Counselling Agency as well as in private practice.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Eco-psychology, Nature-Based Practice, Creativity & Self-expression, Boarding School Survivors, Mid-life


£45 per 50 minute session

Maps & Directions

Sturminster Newton, DT10
Dorchester, DT1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults