Mark Sunderland

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor with 10 years’ experience.

As your counsellor, I can help you by listening to whatever is troubling you the aim being to help you  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 offer a free 30 minute telephone chat before arranging a session so you can hear about my expereince and how I work and make an informed choice about working withe me.

I have experience of working with young people aged 12-18 exploring issues such as school, relationships, depression anxiety and bullying. I also have extensive expereince working with people who have attracted the diagnoses of Borderline Personality Disorder

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip HE Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Becket University

Cert He Counselling and interpersonal Skills  - Leeds Metropolitan University

I have 10 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with young people aged 11-18 helping with issues including social anxiety, bullying, depression, low self esteem and relationship problems.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

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

When I work

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Mark Sunderland
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