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:

Technology and Trauma and a Grumpy Therapist

26 April 2024

‘In trying to solve the terrifying problems that face us in the world today, we naturally turn to the things we do best. We play from strength, and our strength is science and technology. To contain a population explosion we look for better methods of birth control. Threatened by a nuclear holocaust, we build bigger … Read more

Elpis Counselling Associates

14 April 2023

On a much cheerier note than the blog I posted earlier, I am so happy to announce that Elpis has its first associate counsellors!! Associates are qualified counsellors that I know professionally and are happy to sit under the Elpis umbrella. They now have their own page on the website – https://www.elpiscounselling.co.uk/associates/ – and are … Read more

Sky Blue Education – Possible Scam

14 April 2023

**I have just changed the name of the company in this blog as it has been pointed out to me that the company at issue is ‘Sky Blue Education’ and not Blue Sky Education as was originally stating in this blog, so please be aware that Blue Sky Education are not the subject of 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,