Mark Esward

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

What I can help you with

Some clients just need a space to share their experiences, others need to vent about work or offload the pressures life brings. Some have traumatic and life-changing events to carefully unpick and address. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, we can take the journey together, at your pace and on your terms.
I have specific interests in trauma/PTSD, bereavement, ADHD and emergency and healthcare services staff, having worked through the covid-19 emergency in intensive care.
At present, I do not offer couples therapy or work with people under 18 years of age.

Areas of counselling I deal with:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety, Panic attacks
  • Behaviour problems
  • Bereavement, loss, cancer diagnosis, long term health issues, chronic illness, dementia
  • Bullying
  • Burnout
  • Covid-19 issues
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Health anxiety
  • Hearing voices
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Learning difficulties, Disabilities
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Neurodiversity, ADHD, Autism
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Older people’s counselling, Young people’s counselling (18+)
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship problems
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress
  • Young people’s counselling

    Further information

    If needed, I offer a free initial telephone consultation for me to assess your needs and so that we can each decide if we want to work together. Following that we will book our first session.

    I understand that face to face counselling can be difficult for some people, building trust in the relationship is important so I offer online therapy at first if you need it.

    Training, Qualifications & Experience

    I studied at The University of Salford on a BACP accredited course, attaining a PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    I have experience working with clients having diagnoses of Autism, ADHD, PTSD and a range of other issues. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance misuse, trauma and PTSD, bereavement and loss, psychosis, suicidal ideation, health anxieties and terminal diagnoses. My clients have been aged 18 -80+.

    I also have over 10 years experience working within the NHS as a nurse in ICU.

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