Mark Kenichi DaviesIntegrative counsellor
Hello, I'm Mark. I'm a qualified integrative counsellor, and I'm LGBTQ+ affirmative which means that I will provide you with a safe space in which to explore areas around gender and sexuality that you might be experiencing difficulties and issues with.
My aim is to help you to find your way to better psychological wellbeing, and to help you feel more in touch with yourself and more empowered.
Perhaps you've reached a point where you now want to take the plunge and explore and understand your sense of identity some more - being more in touch with this can help you to better relate to yourself, but also others around you.
The current Covid pandemic might also be resonating or triggering - being constantly given the message of staying away and apart from others - perhaps you're experiencing feelings of lowness, anger, anxiety, guilt.
I can help you with areas around:
- LGBTQ+, GSRD, sexuality and gender identity;
- coming out
- biracial and bicultural issues;
- relationships with partners, friends, family
- loneliness, anxiety, depression
I will provide a gentle pace that feels containing, safe and free of judgement, to try to get a strong sense of your experience, to be honest with you, and to value you and where you are at the present moment.
I will be accepting, not just tolerant, with whatever you bring. Sessions will be about whatever you want to bring, no pressure to say anything that you are not yet comfortable with.
How it works
We'll have a short phone call to start with, so that we can establish what you would like from counselling, and also to get an initial "feel" for how we might work together.
After about five or six sessions, we can review how things are going and you can then decide how much longer you would like.
At present we'd have session online or by phone - these have some advantages:
- having sessions from your own home, a safe space of your choosing
- no need to travel anywhere, making it more accessible - you can be anywhere
- it can feel safer by phone if you don't want to be seen in person - more anonymity
- more time flexibility
Of course having counselling online/phone is not for everyone - you'd need to find a quiet and undisturbed space for the sessions, but it would be somewhere of your choice where you could feel comfortable.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
A 15 minute initial call is free;
Consultation and Counselling Sessions are £70 for a 50 minute session (some concessions available).
Training and qualifications
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I have public and private indemnity insurance through Howden, and am BACP registered 379659.