Mark Turner Counselling MBACP
I am a professional qualified Counsellor working within the Teignmouth area. I offer a confidential and professional space to explore thoughts and feelings with warmth and compassion.
it can sometimes take courage to face the difficulties that occur in all our lives and I am aware that taking that first step in coming to Counselling isn't always an easy one.
Whatever your reason for entering into Counselling or therapy, I believe in meeting you with understanding, respect and a deep valuing of your individuality. Should you choose to work with me I will offer a therapy tailored to who you are.
I am an Integrative Counsellor trained in many approaches which I use in a holistic way. These include: Transactional analysis, Gestalt, Existentialism, Meaning work, Sand tray therapy, CBT and Mindfulness.
I follow the BACP guidelines in having regular supervision along with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I also have professional indemnity insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a certificate in Counselling 2013 and an advanced diploma in 2017 at the renowned Iron Mill College. i have extensive experience of working within a Counselling service where I offered support for difficulties such as trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety.
Before training to become a Counsellor I worked in a volunteer capacity with the Samaritans for many years.
I also have considerable experience as a counselling client myself.
I have attended training courses on
- Sandtray play therapy
- Relational Depth
- Self-care in a Gestalt context
- Guided imagery
I attend regular CPD (continued professional development) events inline with BACP guidelines as a part of my commitment to providing the very best of service to my clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Each counselling session lasts for one hour unless we have previously arranged otherwise.
Each one-hour session is £40 with the initial session costing £20.
The initial session is at a concessionary rate to explore the nature of the client's difficulties and to allow the client and myself the courtesy of our working relationship being incompatible should on the very rare occasion that is the case.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Many of us lead busy uncompromising lives these days, i offer a certain amount of flexibility to the hours i work. I can offer some evenings and some weekends with notice.
Types of client