Mark Counsellor Brisbane

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Mark Relationship Counsellor Brisbane

  • Mark

    Registered Counsellor Brisbane

    MSc Psych Couns & Psychotherapy; Cert HE Counselling and Counselling Skills

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Brisbane CBD (121 Wickham Tce)
    Specialised Training
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Working with Couples, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    • Working with the Couple in Mind, WPF, UK
    • Fundamentals of EFT, Australian Centre for EFT, Brisbane
    • Perinatal and Infant Mental Health: using a relationship-based approach to perinatal mood disturbance, 3-day course Brisbane.
    • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Training, Anna Freud Centre, UK

    Mark completed the initial 4-day Externship on Emotionally Focused Therapy conducted by the Australian Centre for Emotion Focused Therapy (ACEFT) in 2016 which has influenced his current focus on couple counselling.

     

    Areas of Interest

    Perinatal period (including fertility/conception issues and from conception to 2 year old), couples with young families, couples across the lifespan, grief and loss/trauma, anxiety, depression.

     

    Mark is an experienced therapist with eight years of clinical experience. He has undertaken a rigorous five-year training in London, UK leading to qualification with a Master of Science in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2012. Mark has previously been employed in a public hospital in London, UK seeing GP or self-referrals in an out-patients department. He has also practised as a therapist in National N.G.O’s, independent organisations and universities. Since emigrating to Australia Mark has moved solely into private practice and currently works with individuals and couples.

    Mark has a strong passion, interest and enthusiasm in relationship counselling for both individuals and couples.

    Mark’s primary areas of interest are relationship counselling for individuals and couples. Mark has been trained from a psychodynamic perspective. Psychodynamic therapy can be useful in linking a client’s current troubling thoughts, feelings and experience of relationships with their patterns of behaviour. Any current issues are also understood and explored in relation to any contributory or underlying factors from past life experience. These areas form the focus of the work and the aim is to facilitate personal growth, self-awareness and behavioural change.

    Mark has developed an interest in attachment theory as a means to further understand relationship behaviour and distress in his couple work. He is keen to understand how you relate to yourself and as a couple and how this links into the way you both cope with issues and difficulty as a couple. Mark aims to enable his couple clients to develop insight into the underlying meanings behind their behaviour and from this to develop themselves within their relationship gaining confidence/capacities to take risks, adapt and improve their patterns of communication, listen with understanding and be more open with each other in order to feel more connected and lead more fulfilling relationships.

    Mark is particularly interested in working with couples around relationship issues and communication difficulties and marriage therapy. Mark also has interest working within the perinatal period (from fertility issues, conception through to young pre-school families). As Mark focuses on attachment needs within the couple it’s important that couples have no romantic attachment interest other than each other.

    In his individual practice Mark is interested in working with relationship issues, life changes or transitions, persistent depression or anxiety, medically unexplained physical symptoms, sexual identity issues, problem porn use and trauma recovery.

    Mark is a warm, measured, engaging person with an actively curious manner that assists him in working with his clients as they work towards developing themselves individually and in how they function within their relationships.  He is married with a young, primary school-aged family.  As well as face-to-face appointments for couples and individuals, Mark is happy to take phone or skype appointments for individuals.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    I have eight years clinical experience and qualified with my Masters in 2012 and attended an Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy in 2016.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    • Excellent communicator
    • Empathic Listener
    • Strong critical thinker
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