Mark Sparrow

Dorchester DT1 & Sturminster Newton DT10
07775 085002 07775 085002
Dorchester DT1 & Sturminster Newton DT10

About me

Thank you for visiting my profile - I hope you will find it a useful way to answer any questions you may have and establish if you would like to come for counselling with me. Once you have read this page you may find that you would like to make an initial appointment, in which case, I would be delighted to hear from you.

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

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£45 per 50 minute session

Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10

Dorchester
Dorset
DT1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Mark Sparrow

Mark Sparrow