Mark Cuddihy of Napier Counselling
Sometimes it feels that no one understands how you are feeling and what you have been going through. Managing relationships at work and in your personal life has never been more challenging than in today’s fast paced and sometimes fractured society. The World Health Organisation suggests at least one in five of us will suffer from anxiety, depression or another mental health issue over the course of our lifetime
It can be the toughest challenge to acknowledge you may be suffering from issues and to seek appropriate professional help.
Take the first steps to address your issues in privacy and confidence by calling, or emailing to arrange an initial phone-based discussion.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered member (MBACP) with BACP and receive supervision from a registered supervisor. I am also a board member of the Scottish Association of Psychodynamic Counsellors.
Mental Health First Aid (NHS Scotland)
BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
COSCA Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
The Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Postgraduates)
Napier Counselling was created by me, Mark Cuddihy, a psychodynamic counsellor. Working in the public sector, I have specialised in supporting clients with health issues overcome barriers to move back into work. During this time, I noticed that the majority of long term clients suffered from mental health issues; either developed as a result of their current economic situation or historical experiences.
In the past few years I have also worked with men and women through counselling who were victims of sexual, physical and psychological abuse when they were children.
I offer tailored therapy through Napier Counselling. I also train and support public sector workers to understand the issues faced by clients suffering from mental health.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently have availability for counselling sessions evenings and Saturdays in Glasgow City centre.
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes.
£40.00 per session (appropriate discounts can be discussed).
Napier Counselling is easily accessible via public transport.
To men interested in exploring the benefits of counselling.
Modern life for men can feel fractured and inconsistent. Studies show that men experience and process feelings in the same way as women, yet upbringing and social norms define the ways in which individuals understand and feel able to express their feelings.
The social prejudices faced by men in today’s society make it more difficult than ever to achieve peace of mind and positive mental health, for example:
- Work versus family life
- The expectations of a partner
- Understanding sexuality and gender role
- The difficulty in playing an active role in your children’s lives
- Accused of only being able to express feelings in limited and inappropriate ways such as anger
These social issues, and many more, make it increasingly difficult for men to feel comfortable in today’s society, with suicide being the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. The stigma surrounding seeking help is baseless, and continues to be a barrier for many men.
I offer a safe, private and anonymous place for counselling. I will support you to work through any issues which are causing you emotional pain. I have extensive experience in working with male clients suffering from a variety of painful and life-dominating issues.
It takes strength to acknowledge you may be suffering from issues, and courage to seek appropriate professional help.