After recovering from years of addiction, Mark managed to stop taking drugs and turned his life around and begun to enjoy what it had to offer.
Mark was fortunate enough to have had a lot of support and in turn wanted to offer the same help to other people.
Mark became a volunteer drug and alcohol mentor and worked with young adults offering his experience and guidance. He also volunteered, offering a telephone befriending service to the elderly many of whom did not have regular contact with people. Mark then decided to use the skills he had learned to become a counsellor.
Mark trained in psychodynamic and integrative counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Mark has worked for drug and alcohol treatment organisations, and for the mental health charity MIND working with people living with a range of challenging issues and conditions.
Mark works with people from all walks of life taking a supportive relational approach with warmth and compassion.