Covid Update

There is good reason to be hopeful we are turning a corner regarding Covid currently. The vaccine rollout is going well and we have a clear roadmap out of lockdown and hopefully back to the new normal later this year. As the dust settles and we begin to take stock around what has happened over the last year I feel it is important to make it clear my practice and support is unchanged. I am still able to see people face to face if required as counselling and psychotherapy are rightly classed as important medical appointments. I am also able to exceed all current Covid safety requirements due to having my own office space that solely occupied and used by myself. If you want more details, I have attached a copy of my Covid Risk Assessment and Covid Individual Risk Assessment onto this page for you to read through. If you do not wish to work face to face, then I am also able to offer appointments via Zoom. If you have any questions or concerns, please just drop me a line.

Hello and Welcome to Elpis

First things first, thank you for visiting my site. Whether you are here because you are curious about counselling or therapy, you are a fellow counsellor who is looking for inspiration for your own site or just looking to nick some ideas, or whether you are at a point in your life when you are seriously considering seeing a counsellor, you are very welcome.

I have listed below the key things that I am experienced in and can offer short or long term support to people around. If you would like to know a bit more about me and go into a bit more depth around my experience, training and skills, please click on the link below which will take you to the ‘Meet Mark’ Section of the website.

MBACP (Accred): On BACP Accredited Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Key areas of Expertise/Training

Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Existential Therapy

Working with People Experiencing

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Family Issues
  • Feelings of Sadness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bereavement
  •  Addiction
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders (anorexia/bulimia etc)
  • Suicidal Thoughts/Urges
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Attachment
  • Bullying
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexuality
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Personality Disorders
  • Health Anxiety
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Self-Harm

How to Choose a Therapist? Blogs!

The eternal question of, 'How do I find the Right Therapist for Me?' is, well, eternal I suppose, and also blooming difficult to answer. Every therapist is different and has a set of skills and experience that is uniquely theirs.

I have been 'blogging', since March last year and I think my blogs give a good sense of me as a therapist and also a person. If you are considering me as a therapist I would suggest that if you have a read through some of my blogs they will help you get a idea of what to expect if you choose to meet me and engage with me as a client. The link to my blogs is on the main menu bar above (on the right hand side), or just click on the links below:

Extreme Non Judgement!

24 September 2021

I read something interesting this morning. It hooked me into reading it by asking a question along the lines of: ‘How is arguing with people how hold extreme views going for you?’ As anyone who knows me well personally or professionally I am prone to the occasional ‘rant’. I dont think I am ‘ranting’, to … Read more

Covid and Optimism – What can it cost?

14 September 2021

As someone who has been in and around psychology in some form for nearly twenty years it is always exciting when I discover something psychological that I have never encountered before. It is a real sense of excitement, like discovering a long lost Dads Army episode in the loft or a Morecambe and Wise skit … Read more

Dog Days

15 September 2020

There is absolutely loads of research out in the world that clearly shows a link between pet ownership and mental health. The vast majority of it states that owning a pet such as a dog or cat is a good thing for a person’s mental health and can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. This … Read more

If you have any questions or are not sure of anything, please just contact me and I will do what I can to answer any questions or alleviate the concerns.

Feel free to have a mooch around the website as well. If you have any feedback that is always welcome too.

Thanks for the visit,