Mark Kenichi Davies: Integrative Counsellor, Hove, BN3
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Mark Kenichi Davies

Integrative counsellor
Online , Hove BN3
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About Me

**I am now offering face-to-face counselling in Hove; the rooms are quiet, airy and spacious to keep us Covid safe.

Welcome! My name’s Mark, and I’m a qualified integrative counsellor.  My aim is to help people with their psychological and mental well-being to heal themselves, so that they can lead richer and more fulfilling lives.

My own experiences of difference have led me to really value this aspect of people. By exploring those experiences that have led to feeling excluded, shamed, discriminated against, we can find strength, empowerment, a better self of self, and above all, pride in oneself.  Uniqueness is a strength.

 

The current Covid pandemic might also be resonating or triggering, with those constant and confusing messages of staying away and apart from others - perhaps you're experiencing feelings of lowness, anger, anxiety, guilt.

Starting counselling can seem a daunting prospect, but perhaps you've reached a point where you now need a space to talk and explore your current issues and experiences. It may be helpful to know that I offer a free 15 minute phone call so that you can get a feel of what it might be like.

Some areas that I can help with:

  • Covid-related issues

  • work, employment

  • sense of fulfilment and purpose

  • loneliness, anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, shame

  • LGBTQ+, GSRD, sexuality and gender identity, coming out

  • race, racism, biracial and bicultural issues;

  • relationships with partners, friends, family

  • sex and body image

  • self-confidence and self-esteem

  • HIV and related issues

 

How we relate is key to our wellbeing - this not only includes how you relate to other people, but also with yourself.  Part of how I practise will be to explore some of these relationships in your life, and we might also draw from your early experiences of others when you were growing up.  

 

Our early lives can have a lasting impression, even impact, on how we are today, for example family, caregivers, school, friends, media, healthcare (amongst others). Whilst some of these messages we heard were helpful, we’ve also been left with unhelpful ones which may well be influencing how you relate today.

I work with difference in mind, valuing you as an individual.  I'm LGBTQ+ affirmative, and work with clients exploring their gender and sexuality.  I also work with clients living with HIV and related conditions, and I'm conscious of how the current pandemic might be resonating or triggering.

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.

 

I am a qualified integrative therapist - integrative meaning that I draw mainly from psychodynamic and person centred theory.  I also sometimes work with creative techniques, such as drawing and guided imagery.

I've been involved within HIV, LGBTQ+ and mental health in mentoring, peer support and helpline work since 2009. I have experience of working with with organisations like THT, Metro and Samaritans.

I have public and private indemnity insurance through Howden, and am BACP registered 379659.

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Lilac Counselling
69 Church Road
East Sussex
Hove
BN3 2BB

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I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Depression
Family issues
Gender diversity
Interpersonal relationships
Sexuality
Sexual problems
Bereavement
Drug addiction
Finding meaning
Porn addiction
Relationship diversity

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups

Adult

Fees

A 15 minute initial call is free;

Sessions are £60 per 50 minute session.

Training and qualifications

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have public and private indemnity insurance through Howden, and am BACP registered 379659.

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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