Mark Walsh MBACP
I have over twenty years experience working as a counsellor. My counselling approach is humanistic, person centred and integrative, making use of several different models of counselling and therapy. I strongly believe that one size does not fit all and have found that working in an integrative way allows me to tailor my style to the needs of the people I see. I have a certificate, a Diploma and a post graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I graduated from Leeds University.
I have significant experience helping individuals come to terms with a wide variety of issues such as:
Crisis situations: Any recent traumatic event that has negatively impacted on a persons ability to cope and function as normal.
Abuse and neglect from the past
Redundancy/work related difficulties
I have worked as a professionally qualified counsellor since 2000. Also, as a Trainee counsellor since 1997. Working in a crisis counselling service in this time. I have also worked in the voluntary sector whilst undergoing my counselling training.
I have more than 6000 hours experience of offering face to face counselling.
The service operates out of the Wakefield Complimentary Therapy Centre, SATORI(opposite Wakefield College) on Bond street Wakefield. See www.satoritherapy.co.uk
I can see you during the evening on a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and on Saturday mornings. I may also be able to offer my services outside of these times, if I am available and if access to support is a specific issue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a certificate, a Diploma and a post graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I graduated from Leeds University.
I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and follow their codes of ethics and practice (See BACP link)
I have over 15 years experience supporting people in emotional crisis.
I have significant experience supporting adults come to terms with undisclosed and unresolved childhood abuse and neglect issues.
I have considerable experience working therapeutically with spoken and sign language interpreters. I am qualified in British Sign Language to level 2.
Throughout my career, I have attended numerous training courses as part of my continued professional development. I have training and experience in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, working with Interpreters, group therapy as well as child and adult protection & safeguarding training.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with individuals who are experiencing a crisis.
This may be because of;
a relationship ending,
any other traumatic event,
a build up of difficult issues that has effected a persons ability to cope and function
any other meaningful and threatening experience.
I have significant experience of working with people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings and a rapid decline in their coping.
I have significant experience and interest in helping men overcome their aggressive and violent behaviours towards their loved ones. offering brief psychodynamic counselling around the issues of domestic violence as well as one to one Anger management.
I work with interpreters, both spoken and sign language. I am qualified to level two British Sign Language.
I have four years experience working in the field of Family Intervention, supporting parents and young people overcome social barriers, improve school attendance, supporting through the criminal justice systems and supporting parents through difficulties relating to Domestic Abuse, drug and alcohol misuse and supporting the whole family therapuetically.
£45.00 per 60 minute session for individual counselling and therapy.
£50.00 per 60 minute session for couple counselling.
£35.00 per 60 minute session for counselling diploma students requiring Personal Therapy.
The first appointment is an opportunity to see if counselling could be helpful. After that we can discuss and negotiate the number of sessions and/or the length of therapy, if we decide to work together.
I usually offer anything between four and eight sessions initially and build in counselling reviews to see if any further sessions are needed or wanted.
I can also offer medium and long term counselling & therapy if appropriate.
See www.wakefieldcounsellingservices.co.uk for details of Employee Assistance Programmes fees.
I was born and raised in Wakefield and currently live just outside of the city centre.
I have worked as a counsellor since 1998 and in the field of mental health and social care for over twenty years. I am qualified at Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma level. I have worked as a crisis Counsellor for the last 15years, 10 of those years within a service managed by Leeds Council Adult Social Care.
Since 2005 I have worked as a freelance trainer, delivering workshops for the Clinical Psychology programme at Leeds University.
My counselling approach is humanistic, person centred and integrative, making use of several different models of counselling and therapy. I strongly believe that one size does not fit all and have found that working in an integrative way allows me to tailor my style to the needs of the people I see.
I have recently renewed my enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check for the 20th year running and I am a British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) member practitioner.
I genuinely look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the very best.
Mark Walsh MBACP