Mark Kenichi DaviesIntegrative counsellor
Do you find it hard to form good relationships? Does love seem elusive or difficult to find? Do you feel a sense of being overlooked, or even discriminated against, because of parts of your identity, like sexuality, gender and ethnicity? Perhaps this gives you feelings like anxiety, frustration or anger, or perhaps a sense of numbness, an emptiness, a "something missing".
Your uniqueness is something to be celebrated.
I believe that understanding how we relate to others are key to having a better a sense of peace and connection with our own selves, and therefore our understanding of our relationship with the world and people around us. Working relationally, we will, at a safe pace, explore some of your current and past relationships to gain a better understanding of how you relate. Most of the therapy will be talking through whatever you want to bring, but sometimes we may also find it useful to use guided visualisations, to explore dreams, and to notice how your body feels physically in relation to your feelings.
I will provide a gentle pace that feels containing, safe and free of judgement, so that you can experience a gradual change towards feeling a greater sense of pride, acceptance and strength with yourself.
We'll have an assessment session to start with, so that we can establish what you feel you need from therapy, and also to get an initial "feel" for how we might work together. There is no commitment to continue - it will be up to you to decide if you want to work with me. After about five or six sessions, we can review how things are going and you can then decide how much longer you would like.
Currently I am available for counselling online (through Zoom and WhatsApp) or by phone; I hope to return to face-to-face counselling just as soon as it becomes safe enough to do so.
Areas I work with:
- LGBTQ+ : sexuality, queerness, gender identity and fluidity, coming out
- Ethnic and racial identity, especially biracial and bicultural issues
- Intimacy and relationships
- HIV and other related health issues
- Concerns around your use of chems and chemsex, porn, alcohol and other drugs
- Sex and body image
- Feelings of depression, anxiety, anger
- Loss - bereavement and breakups
I'm a qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor with 10 years experience of working within mental wellbeing, including working with organisations like Samaritans, Metro and THT.
I'm currently providing counselling online (Zoom/Whatsapp) or by telephone.
You can find more info about me at https://www.lilac-counselling.co.uk/
I have public and private indemnity insurance through Howden, and am BACP registered 379659.
Issues often worked with
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute online/phone session. At the moment I am not having face-to-face sessions due to the current coronavirus circumstances.
Training and qualifications
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling