Welcome to Counselling in Therapeutic Imagery and Philosophical Psychotherapy

Welcome to the page of Mark Neary (Counsellor, Supervisor, Writer, Public Speaker, Advocate and Trainer)

My practice is at: 16 Robbins Close, Cowley, UB82LF


About Mark Neary

I qualified as a counsellor in 1999 and have worked constantly since then, firstly for an agency, then in private practice, and doing workplace counselling. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow it’s ethical framework.

In 2003, I became the programme leader of a Counselling Diploma course and was responsible for the design and running of the programme.

I have written and run many workshops and courses on the use of Therapeutic Imagery.

In 2007, I co-founded a website – Counselling For Men – which offered online counselling.

I supervise counsellors looking at their own practices, either one to one or in groups.

Over the past 10 years, I have mentored many counselling students whilst they undertook their counselling training.

Following my experience of  working with the Mental Capacity Act and in particular Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, I have offered advocacy services for people involved in challenging decisions in the social care field. I have appeared on Radio 4 and at various conferences, speaking of my experience.

In 2011, I published my first book – Get Steven Home. (see here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-Steven-Home-Mark-Neary/dp/1447846141/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335463243&sr=8-1) and since have published a further four books.

The Practical Arrangements of the Counselling

Once you have made the first contact with me, I will contact you either via telephone or email and arrange with you a date and time for an initial consultation. This will be for a set fee of £20 and will give us both the chance to explore how counselling might help you and what your expectations of the counselling are. I will be honest with you and will let you know if I believe there is another service available that is better suited to meet your needs. If you decide that you want to proceed with the counselling, we will then discuss the timing of the sessions and the regular session fee.

At the first regular session, we will explore further your goals for the therapy and look at the timescale of the work (This, of course, can be very flexible and can be extended once the work has started).

Each session is for 50 minutes. It is usually suggested that when people first start counselling, they meet with their counsellor once a week to begin with and this can be changed to fortnightly or monthly sessions later.


Payment for face to face counselling or online counselling ranges from £30 to £50 per session.

The fees will be decided on what you can afford to pay and the timing of the session (Evening and weekend fees are slightly more than daytime fees). Discounts are avilable for block bookings of sessions.

Contact Mark Neary

To arrange an appointment for any of the services offered by Mark Neary, please contact me:

By email at markneary@btinternet.com

By phone on 07925 303174

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