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About me

I am a qualified counsellor with 7 years’ experience as a crisis counsellor.

I have experience of working with young people aged 13-18. If you are a parent of a young person, or a young person yourself struggling with anxiety around pressures at school, or suicidal feelings and self harm please get in touch.

The current pandemic may have left you feeling unable to cope, your life could have changed significantly and left you scared and isolated. Your relationships with people close to you may have felt strained and caused you a lot of distress.

As your counsellor, I can help you by listening to whatever is troubling you and my aim is to help you to explore and understand the events or situation that have prompted you to seek help. I can help you explore any kind of problem, whether it is trying to make sense of a past life experience that is causing you some emotional pain, or a current problem that you are finding hard to cope with on your own, or perhaps a fear of something in the future which is holding you back. I strongly believe that having a safe space to talk, without judgment, can help you get clarity and empower you to move forward and make clear decisions about what you can do to improve your life.

I have supported people experiencing emotional distress and helped them make sense of their situation and find a way forward. I believe a crisis can be anything that has left you feeling unable to cope without help.

I offer a free 30 minute telephone chat before arranging a session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip HE Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Becket University

Cert He Counselling and interpersonal Skills  - Leeds Metropolitan University

I have 7 years experience in various roles providing crisis counselling at Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service.  In this role, I have received specialist training and have extensive experience of supporting people affected by complex trauma.

I worked voluntarily with Mosaic providing counselling to adults affected by sexual abuse.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

I offer video and phone support at £50 an hour.

Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Mark Sunderland

Mark Sunderland